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Modern Day Waste: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting
Clean
February 22, 2017 07:15 AM PST
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Waste and the management of it are new challenges in recent decades. How do we dispose of toxic waste, plastic packaging, electronics, and other discards of modern society? Where does it all go? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill talks about current efforts to recycle and re-purpose trash in efforts to slow the contribution to the waste stream, and he suggests some new ideas for turning waste into profit.

Poetry Says It Best
Clean
February 14, 2017 09:54 AM PST
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In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill reads "The Fish," a poem by Marianne Moore from a collection entitled "American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology“ which contains unique writings of American voices and experiences related to ocean passage and coastal observation.

Poetry Says It Best
Clean
February 14, 2017 09:52 AM PST
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In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill reads "The Fish," a poem by Marianne Moore from a collection entitled "American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology“ which contains unique writings of American voices and experiences related to ocean passage and coastal observation.

The United Nations and the Ocean
Clean
February 07, 2017 10:18 AM PST
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On February 13th and 14th Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will be in New York City to moderate a United Nations Inter-Parliamentary hearing entitled “A WORLD OF BLUE: Preserving the Ocean, Safeguarding the Planet, and Ensuring Human Well-Being in the Context of the 2030 Agenda.” In this episode of World Ocean Radio Peter describes the work of the UN as a forum for communication and resolution of issues confronting all nations. And he will outline the 2-day hearing at the General Assembly where some 300 legislators will gather to discuss and learn about ocean issues and to organize observations and suggestions to be presented as a final report at The Ocean Conference in June.

The United Nations and the Ocean
Clean
February 07, 2017 10:15 AM PST
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On February 13th and 14th Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will be in New York City to moderate a United Nations Inter-Parliamentary hearing entitled “A WORLD OF BLUE: Preserving the Ocean, Safeguarding the Planet, and Ensuring Human Well-Being in the Context of the 2030 Agenda.” In this episode of World Ocean Radio Peter describes the work of the UN as a forum for communication and resolution of issues confronting all nations. And he will outline the 2-day hearing at the General Assembly where some 300 legislators will gather to discuss and learn about ocean issues and to organize observations and suggestions to be presented as a final report at The Ocean Conference in June.

Ocean Agriculture
Clean
January 31, 2017 12:24 PM PST
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In this episode we discuss two ideas--floating farms and saltwater agriculture--using ocean and renewable resources toward the goal of sustainable food production worldwide.

This week's episode is a continuation of the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to celebrate ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017.

Ocean Connections and Innovations
Clean
January 25, 2017 08:49 AM PST
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This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to celebrate ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, we discuss two examples of innovative practices and their relationships to each another: 1. ocean research and data collection and the connection to geothermal energy generation, and 2. offshore wind energy and its relationship to desalination plants, which require high volumes of energy to operate.

Ocean Connections and Innovations
Clean
January 25, 2017 08:49 AM PST
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This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to celebrate ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, we discuss two examples of innovative practices and their relationships to each another: 1. ocean research and data collection and the connection to geothermal energy generation, and 2. offshore wind energy and its relationship to desalination plants, which require high volumes of energy to operate.

Mario Soares: A Tribute for an Ocean Exemplar
Clean
January 19, 2017 11:24 AM PST
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Mario Soares, former PM and President of Portugal, statesman, exile, political prisoner, "father of democracy", passed away last week at the age of 92. In this episode, host Peter Neill pays tribute by discussing his many political and environmental achievements as contributions to the 20th century, most notably the creation of the Independent Ocean Commission's report “The Ocean, Our Future” and the Global Water Contract, both important policy documents with requirements and recommendations to guide the international community for the preservation of earth’s ocean resources.

The Politics of the Future Ocean
Clean
January 10, 2017 10:53 AM PST
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss politics in a changing landscape, and the ways in which global agencies advocate for, protect, and improve upon existing agreements in an age when environmental and ocean protections are under threat.

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