Written by Jay Odell | December 21st, 2010
Jay Odell has five reasons new ocean research and policy could have a major impact on your life. Of course, it’s only true if you like to breathe.
Written by Bob Bendick | February 24th, 2010
President Obama’s proposed federal budget has some very good things for nature — and people who depend on nature, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.
Written by Bob Bendick | October 9th, 2009
I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]
Written by Jay Odell | June 16th, 2009
On December 21, 2008, President Obama said, “Science holds the key to our survival as a planet.” And then he backed that up by appointing Jane Lubchenco to head up NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Lubchenco is one of the most distinguished marine ecologists of this century, and I’m thrilled to see her take […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | May 4th, 2009
The Washington Post today has an interesting story (registration required) about how the Earth’s oceans are getting crowded with competition for use — and how more and more ocean experts are pushing ocean zoning as the answer. But even though such zoning (which experts call by the unlovely name “marine spatial planning”) has high-level support […]