All posts by Kerie

Coastal Cleanup Day is Every Day!

17 September, 2016



Every year in September, concerned inhabitants of planet Earth make it a point to clean up our coasts of trash and debris.

This Saturday  September 17th, the Ocean Conservancy’s 31st International Coastal Cleanup Day is all a

Finding Dory Raises Concerns about Pet Fish

15 August, 2016



How much is that endangered fishy in the window?

If you can’t get to the ocean and snorkel or dive, the next best thing for land-locked wildlife lovers is to watch beautiful bright fish swimming around a salt-w

Tipping Toward a New Plastics Economy

Coming full circle to end plastic waste

I’ve got a love-hate relationship. It’s one of those where you can’t live without them, but living with them is a nightmare. Most of us have this relationship

Alarming news on plastic perils to fish

A first-of-its-kind study on microplastics and fish development has raised alarms about far-reaching implications.

 Scientists are just starting to scratch the surface in understanding how microplastics are affecting marin


Ocean Acidification: Invading Our Food Supply

One of the most understudied yet serious threats to our ocean drew hundreds of marine scientists to Hobart Australia last week. The 4th International Oceans in a High-CO2 World Symposium put

Hacking to Solve the World’s Fishery Problems

This weekend for Earth Day, teams of computer programmers and technologists will meet at 43 host sites in 27 countries on 6 continents. They’re volunteering their time and creative juices for a worthy purpose - to hack away to find usable soluti

Cleaning up our Oceans: Can Technology Save Us from Ourselves?

It’s human nature to consume.  Let’s face it, that’s never going to change.  Like every other organism, we gobble up resources and spit others out. The problem isn’t that we consume, it’s that we package our consumption in materials wh

Scrubbing Out Microbeads

15 May, 2015



Reflecting on Earth Day this year, I found myself thinking how daunting the fate of our ocean environment, loss of biodiversity and