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The Atlas of Ocean Wealth
Clean
December 21, 2016 01:38 PM PST
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio as part of the Earth Optimism Series we discuss publications, reports, and projects which are integral to the evolution of ocean policy and science, including the newest project called the Atlas of Ocean Wealth, published in 2016 by the Nature Conservancy.
Online at worldoceanobservatory.org/radio-item/atlas-ocean-wealth

Soundings: Mapping and Understanding the World Ocean
Clean
December 13, 2016 10:30 AM PST
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill discusses the need for more funding and energy directed toward the vast unknown ocean, and the importance of scientific endeavor and observation. He introduces us to the General Bathymetric Chart for the Oceans (GEBCO), a project dedicated to completing the full mapping of the world ocean by 2030.

The Earth Optimism Series is brought to you by the World Ocean Observatory in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Portal, to raise awareness of the Earth Optimism Summit during Earth Day weekend, April 21-23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Share your ideas at earthoptimism.si.edu.

Alewives Revived on a River in Maine
Clean
December 08, 2016 07:44 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 address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, host Peter Neill talks about the revival of a once plummeting population of a spawning fish species on a river in Maine, made possible in part by conservationist action. He argues that victories for change and renewal are achievable when we engage as citizens at the local level.

Alewives Revived on a River in Maine
Clean
December 08, 2016 07:44 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 address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, host Peter Neill talks about the revival of a once plummeting population of a spawning fish species on a river in Maine, made possible in part by conservationist action. He argues that victories for change and renewal are achievable when we engage as citizens at the local level.

Why We Need A New Vocabulary To Talk About Carbon
Clean
November 29, 2016 08:36 AM PST
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We continue the Earth Optimism Series this week, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, host Peter Neill sites from a recent article by William McDonough published at Nature.com entitled, “Carbon Is Not the Enemy”, which argues for a new vision for how we view the carbon cycle and for ways to redefine its value and mitigate its negative consequences for a possible new climate future.

Optimism and the Law
Clean
November 21, 2016 02:03 PM 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 address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, host Peter Neill praises the work of the Center for Biological Diversity in Oregon, a group of individuals dedicated to using the legal system to advocate for species on the verge of extinction.

The Election is Over. What Now? And How?
Clean
November 15, 2016 10:52 AM PST
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President-elect Trump, a committed opponent to climate change mitigation, will likely appoint fellow deniers to key cabinet positions overseeing air, water, and other natural resources. With the U.S. presidential election now behind us, many scientists and environmentalists are asking, “What now?” In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill encourages citizens to join voices and forces to recommit to ground-up strategies, and provides ways in which we can choose our causes, amplify our interests and engagement, and unite in expressions of sustainability values and organizational actions.

Climate Innovation and the Ocean
Clean
November 08, 2016 11:23 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 address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this edition we discuss some of the winners of the Movement for Change Initiative's "Lighthouse Activities"--some of most innovative examples of what people around the world are doing to address climate change and to benefit the planet.

Climate Innovation and the Ocean
Clean
November 08, 2016 11:23 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 address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this edition we discuss some of the winners of the Movement for Change Initiative's "Lighthouse Activities"--some of most innovative examples of what people around the world are doing to address climate change and to benefit the planet.

Between Two Worlds
Clean
November 01, 2016 09:22 AM PDT
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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 address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Global Earth Optimism Summit to be held Earth Day Weekend in April 2017. In this edition we introduce listeners to Dr. Jonathan Foley of the California Academy of Sciences, whose insightful thoughts on global issues, conservation, and protection on land and sea provide us with a perspective not often found in scientific discourse.

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