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Starbucks to Source Only Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Starbucks to Source Only Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

By | March 6, 2013 at 7:10 am | No comments

Photo by whatadqr via flickr In a statement by Green Century Capital Management on February 21 2013, it was revealed that Starbucks is committing to sourcing only sustainable palm oil sources by 2013. This comes after Green Century filed a shareholder resolution based on...

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Hollywood’s Finest are Cleaning up our Oceans

Hollywood’s Finest are Cleaning up our Oceans

By | February 26, 2013 at 7:48 am | No comments

Photo via The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation The stars on the silver screen and in front of the cameras are idolized and respected by many people across the globe. Lucky for us, many of them also care for the world and the waters we rely on in order to survive as a...

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Two Must-See Documentaries: Carbon for Water and Into the Gyre

Two Must-See Documentaries: Carbon for Water and Into the Gyre

By | November 21, 2012 at 9:26 am | No comments

Photo by Repoort via flickr This week, I sat down to a double-header at the Vancouver International Film Festival – Carbon for Water and Into the Gyre, both a part the “Garden in the Sea” series sponsored by WWF. CARBON FOR WATER Photo by Stockholm International Water...

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The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean

The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean

By | November 20, 2012 at 7:12 am | No comments

Photo of author, Maria Finn Through great stories, scientific insight, and local knowledge, Maria Finn tells an illuminating story about the practice of seafood. Finn’s book, published through TED books last month, is a mixing of various stories, recipes, and facts....

Posted in: Making Waves

Revolution: New Documentary By Rob Stewart About Conserving the World’s Oceans

Revolution: New Documentary By Rob Stewart About Conserving the World’s Oceans

By | November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am | No comments

Photo via United Conservationists Rob Stewart, the Director of Sharkwater, is at it again with his new documentary, Revolution. Through his experiences with his previous award-winning film, and with a new mindset, Stewart takes a new approach to conserving the world’s...

Posted in: Making Waves

A New Oceans Discovery: 1 Million Species (and A Lot of Plastic)

A New Oceans Discovery: 1 Million Species (and A Lot of Plastic)

By | October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am | One comment

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Last week, the results from a 2.5-year underwater expedition were revealed. The French vessel, Tara, has surfaced over one million newfound aquatic species – certainly a great feat for science and discovery! However, it’s important to...

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The New Ocean Health Index Measures Human Impacts on Our Oceans

The New Ocean Health Index Measures Human Impacts on Our Oceans

By | August 24, 2012 at 11:47 am | No comments

With an estimated ecosystem service value of $21 trillion dollars (USD) per year, it’s no wonder why we aim to conserve our oceans. On August 15, Conservation International and partners launched the Ocean Health Index – a publicly accessible tool to assess how humans impact...

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Do Australia’s Oceans Need Blankets?

Do Australia’s Oceans Need Blankets?

By | August 20, 2012 at 10:31 am | No comments

Photo by Todd Lipker via flickr Ove Heogh-Guldberg from the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute released a paper in Nature Climate Change on Monday, discussing an undeniable concept – our oceans are in danger. Ocean acidification (i.e., the rising...

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Check Out the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 on The Starfish

Check Out the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 on The Starfish

By | August 9, 2012 at 10:48 am | No comments

Finalist, Melissa Gerrard 2012 marks the second year that The Starfish has ran its Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 campaign. And for the second time, I’m proud and honoured to showcase 25 individuals who truly know how to make a difference within their community. For...

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It Isn’t Over Yet: Cabo Cortez Mega-Resort Plans to Resurface

It Isn’t Over Yet: Cabo Cortez Mega-Resort Plans to Resurface

By | July 9, 2012 at 7:58 am | No comments

Photo of Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, via flicker A few weeks ago, I posted an article here about an immaculate Mexican protected area, Cabo Pulmo. A tourism mega-resort called Cabo Cortes was slated to be developed along the periphery of this area, which undoubtedly...

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