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Sick Ocean, Sick People by Peter A. Mello
July 7, 2010, 10:39 am
Filed under: Environment, Oceans | Tags: ,

There’s a tight and surprising link between the ocean’s health and ours, says marine biologist Stephen Palumbi. He shows how toxins at the bottom of the ocean food chain find their way into our bodies, with a shocking story of toxic contamination from a Japanese fish market. His work points a way forward for saving the oceans’ health — and humanity’s.



Vac from the Sea! by Peter A. Mello
June 29, 2010, 9:33 am
Filed under: Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Oceans

Vac From The Sea from Fast Company

Wow, Electrolux really sucks! In a good way!

Watch this:

From Fast Company:

Hans Stråberg, the President and CEO of Electrolux, explains the reasoning behind Vac from the Sea:

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste. Yet on land, there is a shortage of recycled plastic. The supply of sustainable raw material, such as recycled plastic, is crucial for making sustainable appliances, and assisting consumers in making their homes greener. I therefore hope people will join us in raising awareness about the threat plastic poses to marine habitats, and the urgent need for taking better care of the plastic that already exists.



FotoFriday: The One Ton Tar Ball and more tragic BP oil spill photos by Peter A. Mello
June 18, 2010, 8:43 am
Filed under: Environment, Oceans

One Ton Tar Ball from BP Oil Spill

Wow! A one ton tar ball from the BP oil spill.

The troubling part is that they are actually showing us this. Imagine what we aren’t seeing! :(

Here’s a slide show from the official Deepwater Horizon Response Flickr account.



Buy a peliCAN! Help a Healthy Gulf! by Peter A. Mello
June 15, 2010, 12:20 pm
Filed under: Environment | Tags: , ,

Feel helpless about the BP Oil Spill? Threadless is donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of this t-shirt to HealthyGulf.org. The shirt only costs $10 (plus $5 shipping). With BIG problems like this, every LITTLE bit helps!

peliCAN by Threadless

Here’s the story behind the design:

As of this writing, there is still no end to be seen to the Gulf oil spill. And as we all watch the gallons of oil spilling into the water and onto land, we can’t help but wonder what we can do to help. So a couple weeks ago, we decided to reach out to Threadless member Frederik Wepenerof South Africa to work with our own Ross Zietz on a collaboration tee. The result is this design, peliCAN, which is intended to add a bit of hope to an otherwise devastating situation. Continue reading



Moby Monday — Considerable Horizon by MegDC
June 14, 2010, 9:30 am
Filed under: Environment, Moby-Monday | Tags: ,


“It’s irresistible to make the analogy between the relentless hunt for whale oil in Melville’s day and for petroleum in ours,” scholar Andrew Delbanco recently told the New York Times. Moby-Dick is “a story about self-destruction visited upon the destroyer—and the apocalyptic vision at the end seems eerily pertinent to today.”

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.



Energy Showdown: Windfarm vs. Oil Spill by Peter A. Mello
May 20, 2010, 7:36 pm
Filed under: Environment | Tags: , ,

Fast Company magazine has an interesting infographic pitting the recently approved Nantucket Offshore Windfarm vs. the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. According to their calculations, even the long term positive impacts of the renewal wind energy project is no match for it’s slick competitor.



Grab an oar and make a difference. Vote for the Boat! by Peter A. Mello
May 7, 2010, 9:35 pm
Filed under: Education, Environment, maritime, Nonprofit, sail training, tall ships

Okay if you visit this blog you must like boats. So join me in helping one of America’s most historic and beautiful vessels win a $100,000. grant from American Express.

How many times do you find yourself wanting to support a worthy sail training cause but can’t afford it? Well, here’s your opportunity to make a real difference and not have it cost you a dime! It’s pretty simple too, just watch this:

No excuses!

Go here everyday between now and May 12th and vote for Schooner Adventuress and the odds are she’ll win. She’s currently got a thin lead, let’s make sure she keeps it.

Here’s everything you need to know to make this happen.

Thanks!




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