Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright

Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report, jobs in the solar energy industry now outnumber those in the coal, oil and natural gas industries...
Sustainable Seafood, Everything You Need to Know

Sustainable Seafood, Everything You Need to Know

Info to Help You Make Sustainable Seafood Choices One of the most important issues in keeping our Ocean healthy is maintaining fish populations at sustainable levels. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide depend on seafood as the main protein in their diet and...
Big Ocean Stories of 2016

Big Ocean Stories of 2016

2016 Set Records for Ocean Action Wow, what a tremendous year for Ocean Action, both positive and negative. The BlueOcean.net team felt the absolute necessity to do a wrap-around of the 12 most important Big Ocean Stories of 2016, that are affecting you and the ocean....
Marine Protected Areas:  Giant Leap for Fish Kind

Marine Protected Areas: Giant Leap for Fish Kind

MPA Expansion Took A Great Leap Forward in 2016 They’ve been studied for years. And it’s been proven that one of the most effective ways to increase fish stocks and stop the downward trajectory of ocean ecosystems is to establish and effectively manage...
Illegal Fishing On the Hook in 2016

Illegal Fishing On the Hook in 2016

A treaty was signed,  new technologies were launched, and economic pressure put into place to fight global illegal fishing in 2016. Illegal, unreported and undocumented (IUU) fishing endangers legitimate fishing industries, undermines responsible fisheries management...
Our Plastic Ocean

Our Plastic Ocean

Our Ocean’s Plastic Pollution and what we need to do about it! 2016 was a year in which awareness of the plastic pollution problem exploded around the world. So we needed to do a round-up of all the stories that spotlight the problem as well as those stories...
The Year the World Focused on Climate Change

The Year the World Focused on Climate Change

Climate Change – Challenges and Common Cause 2016 was a very mixed year for the world versus climate change. In October we hit an unfortunate milestone when the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured in excess of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the...
The Rise of Renewables

The Rise of Renewables

Worldwide Revolution in Renewable Energy is Good News for the Ocean. Renewable energy technologies have grown so competitive and widespread that they are reshaping common perceptions of climate change mitigation. “Saving the climate is too difficult and too...