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


The Swedish Recycling Revolution: Energy from Waste

29 April, 2015



Less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump. The rest is recycled in different ways. In that, Sweden is one of the world leaders.

Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted

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Great Barrier Reef News: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has been making ocean news headlines recently. There’s good news and bad news, plus happenings down under that everyone concerned about one of the most amazing wonders of our world should be payi


10 Ways to Help Protect Whales and Dolphins

It’s been more than 80 years since whale conservation has been a hot environmental topic, and yet many whale species as well as dolphins and porpoises are facing extinction. This is a problem not just for these animals, but also the ocean food web

A Personal Passion: Xtend-Life Chairman Warren Matthews on Ocean Conservation

30 January, 2015


Ocean Conservation is the brainchild of Kane Matthews and Warren Matthews of Xtend Life Natural Products and, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We recently spoke with Warren, the company’s founder and chairman, about why ocean c

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Microplastics in our Ocean – Kicking the Disposable Plastic Habit (Part 2 of 2)

The statistics are sobering. Each year we are using more than 500 billion plastic bags worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute. The U.S. alone throws away about 50 million plastic bottles per day. At least 90 percent of the t


Untangling the Macro Mess of Microplastics in our Oceans (Part 1)

Every day we make simple choices that impact our planet’s oceans: How much we drive our cars, what we put down the drain, what seafood we buy and, more and more - what we do with all that plastic in our lives.

Global use of synthetic p


Waking Up to What’s Oiling our Oceans

Whenever there’s a “disaster,” a wake-up call is sure to follow.

Natural calamities serve to wake us up to the need for better emergency preparedness, while manmade fiascos jolt us to rethink our policies, procedures, technology a

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How Cold and Hard are the Facts about Polar Sea Ice Melting?

27 September, 2014


Ocean Conservation

It seems like a paradox: polar sea ice cover is both shrinking and growing. The eight lowest ice covers on record have now occurred in the past eight years. Yet the extent of sea ice has hit a record high, causing some to say that we “have more

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Refugees from Rising Seas

04 September, 2014


Ocean Conservation

Imagine living in a country that could be wiped off the face of the earth within the next few decades. That’s the bleak predictions many of the small island nations of the world are up against with climate change threatening their physical, econ