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Watch Richard Branson Sink This WWII Ship and Giant Steel Octopus

Watch Richard Branson Sink This WWII Ship and Giant Steel Octopus

By Sabrina Imbler The Kodiak Queen had a long, storied life. One of five vessels to survive the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the ship later traveled up north to serve as an Alaska king crab vessel and salmon tender. She was one of the largest crab vessels at the time, plus one […]

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    Solar-Powered Water Wheels Prevented 1 Million Pounds of Trash From Entering Baltimore Harbor

    Solar-Powered Water Wheels Prevented 1 Million Pounds of Trash From Entering Baltimore Harbor

    Meet Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel—a pair of floating, solar and hydro-powered trash interceptors keeping Baltimore’s waters clean. These frankly adorable trash wheels can collect as much as 38,000 pounds of debris in a single day. [facebook https://facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1462252590454340/ expand=1] Mr. Trash Wheel, located at the mouth of Jones Falls, has stopped more than […]

    Obama Denies All Pending Permits for Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

    Obama Denies All Pending Permits for Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

    By Claire Douglass The Obama administration formally denied today all pending permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. Seismic airgun blasting, an extremely loud and dangerous process used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, was originally proposed in an area twice the size of California, stretching […]

    Eyeing Trump, Obama Bans Arctic Drilling

    Eyeing Trump, Obama Bans Arctic Drilling

    By Steve Horn President Obama announced Tuesday what amounts to a ban of offshore drilling in huge swaths of continental shelf in both the Alaskan Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, a decision which came after years of pushing by environmental groups. Using authority derived from Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the […]

    Saint Petersburg Becomes First Florida City to Commit to 100% Renewables

    Saint Petersburg Becomes First Florida City to Commit to 100% Renewables

    The Saint Petersburg City Council formally approved on Monday the city’s commitment to transitioning to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Saint Petersburg represents the first city in Florida and the 20th city in the country to make such a commitment. In a unanimous vote, the City Council Committee of the Whole allocated $250K of BP […]

    Obama Takes Historic Action, Protects Arctic Ocean From Offshore Oil Drilling

    Obama Takes Historic Action, Protects Arctic Ocean From Offshore Oil Drilling

    The Obama administration made another historic move today to decrease America’s dependence on dirty fossil fuels, this time protecting the Arctic Ocean from offshore drilling. In the newly released final five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management removed the Chukchi and Beaufort seas for […]

    World’s First Aerial Survey of Great Pacific Garbage Patch: ‘It’s Worse Than We Thought’

    World’s First Aerial Survey of Great Pacific Garbage Patch: ‘It’s Worse Than We Thought’

    Boyan Slat, the 22-year-old Dutch inventor and CEO behind The Ocean Cleanup, announced today preliminary results of the organization’s latest major research mission, the Aerial Expedition, the first-ever aerial survey of an ocean garbage patch. Boyan Slat next to Ocean Force One, which will help accurately quantify the ocean’s biggest and most harmful debris—discarded fishing […]

    There’s a 1 in 5 Chance the Seafood You’re Eating Is Not What You Think

    There’s a 1 in 5 Chance the Seafood You’re Eating Is Not What You Think

    Oceana released a new report Wednesday detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average, one in five of more than 25,000 samples of seafood tested worldwide was mislabeled. In the report, Oceana reviewed more than 200 published studies from 55 countries, on every continent except for Antarctica. The studies found seafood fraud […]