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Sailors Know the POWER of Offshore Wind Power

10/3/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Well before I understood how essential it is that we realize our offshore wind power potential in America, I knew that there was something unspeakably special about the wind offshore.  Something changed in me the first time I saw a […] Read more >

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

3/25/2013 // By Guest Author

A passionate advocate for the ocean, John Racanelli serves as CEO of the National Aquarium, where he immerses himself in pursuing the aquarium’s nonprofit mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.  The National Aquarium is the Maryland affiliate of […] Read more >

An Earth Ethic—Revisited

11/24/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

(Cross-posted from National Wildlife magazine) HAVE YOU NOTICED that wild strawberries picked from tendrils growing in the most impoverished, barren soils have the sweetest fruits? In their struggle for moisture and nutrients, these small, cone-shaped berries enrich and sweeten far […] Read more >

Scientists: New Rating System Maps Immediacy Of Nine Threats to Environment

9/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a rating system compiled by a group of scientists, there is new meaning to immediate threats being off-the-charts. The top three threats? Biodiversity loss, nitrogen run-off and climate change. Susannah Locke at Popsci-com reports: “Publishing in the journal Nature, […] Read more >