Earth Day 2015

April 22, 2015
1237.jpg.800x600_q90_0.jpg As we honor the wonderful Earth Day celebrations around the world, we at Ocean Futures Society believe it is a golden opportunity to remind us all about the gifts and services the ocean provides ...

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: 5-Year Aftermath

April 14, 2015
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s team were the first in the water following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo credit: ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society There is an image that haunts me. Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, 42 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, suddenly exploded ...

Earth Hour 2015

March 27, 2015
CEV4535_0.jpg Join Jean-Michel Cousteau and the OFS team on Saturday March 28th for Earth Hour, a worldwide initiative celebrating the power of individuals, communities, and businesses to come together ...

Environmental News March 11 - March 20, 2015

Quote for the week

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
—Rachel Carson

World Water Day

March 18, 2015
Cyclone Pam_1.jpg Indispensable, yet often undervalued – water is the source of all life on our planet ...

Economic Growth, Climate Change and the Siege of the Environment, Through the Cousteau's Perspective

March 17, 2015
Ruben_JYC_0.png Ruben Arvizu, Ocean Futures Society's Director for Latin America will offer two conferences in Argentina. ...

"Thank You Ocean" Campaign: Jean-Michel Cousteau Talks about his Love and Concern for Orca

March 9, 2015
Orca Image. Copyright Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society The 'Thank You Ocean' campaign features Jean-Michel in this week's ocean report where Jean-Michel shares his knowledge and passion for these socially complex and intelligent animals ...

Environmental News February 5 - February 27, 2015

Quote for the week

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
—John Muir

Bristol Bay: The Dangers of Mining the Earth

February 24, 2015
CEV2284_0.png Not only does the “Pebble Partnership” propose to build one of the world’s largest mines, but they also propose to build an open-pit mine – a more destructive mining method that creates a massive pit or borrow in the ground as the miners extract ore ...

The Time for Ocean Hope is Now

February 17, 2015
_CEV3546_1.jpg For most of my life, I have been roaming, exploring, and playing in the sea. Since the age of seven, I observed the world through a unique window- the faceplate of a dive mask ...