International Year of Sustainable Tourism

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

The UN has affirmed that 2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and has set 17 goals as targets for sustainable tourism and development. Achieving these goals not only furthers growth, but improves the quality of life, protects the...
World Maritime Day, September 28

World Maritime Day, September 28

We are all aware of the enormous contribution that global maritime shipping makes to the world economy, however there is a downside. So it is entirely fitting that the theme for 2017 World Maritime Day is multifaceted, addressing many issues including maritime...
Tell Costa Rica No to Sale of Hammerhead Shark Fins

Tell Costa Rica No to Sale of Hammerhead Shark Fins

Blue Ocean Network has long been outspoken it its opposition to the international trade in shark fins. We are alarmed by the recent attempts by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis to overturn his country’s ban on the export of shark fins.   In 2013...
What Produced the Catastrophic Houston Flood?

What Produced the Catastrophic Houston Flood?

Over 50 inches of rain fell on the fourth largest city in the United States, flooding neighborhood after neighborhood. 50 inches of rain is hard to comprehend, for comparison, it translates to nine trillion gallons of water or 15 days of water flowing over Niagara...