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Ship of Fools: Cruise Polluters

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Growing up watching “The Love Boat,” some of us thought of a cruise as a romantic and exciting way to see the world. New research out of Johns Hopkins University and Stand.earth, however, indicates that cruises don’t just “set a course for adventure,” they deliver high quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons into the air and delicate ocean habitats. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Kendra Ulrich, a Senior Shipping Campaigner at Stand.

Let’s Keep It Blue Together

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Last Friday was International Ocean Day -- a day that we celebrate the 71 percent of our planet that is covered with water. But, increasingly that water is filled with plastic, and it’s slowly killing us.

Consider these facts:

A Bill of Rights for Clean Water by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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The protection of our shared environment has long been among government’s most fundamental responsibilities. Ancient Rome’s Code of Justinian, one of the first efforts at constitutional governance, guaranteed to all citizens the use of the “public trust” or “commons” — those shared resources that cannot be reduced to private property, including the air, water, forests and fisheries. Throughout Western history, the first acts of tyrants have invariably included efforts to deliver public-trust assets into private hands.

Frank Carini on the State of the Ocean State

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This week on Sea Change Radio, we focus on Southern New England and how climate change is affecting the region. We hear from Frank Carini, the co-founder of ecoRI News, a publication which recently came out with a special report on the topic. We discuss the often overlooked issue of rising incidents of Lyme Disease in the region and how they’re connected to the warming atmosphere, how the livelihoods of local fisherman are being affected by changing oceans, and what cities like Providence, Rhode Island are doing to offset rising temps.

Advocating for Action in Ocean Research

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Written by David A. Golden
Eastman Senior Vice President, Cheif Legal & Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary

There is a good chance that weather is the most popular topic of conversation on Earth.  And it’s telling that so few of those conversations mention the ocean even though the ocean is the fundamental driver of weather. 

AIM2Flourish: business Education Meets Business for Good

By Megan Buchter, Operations Manager, AIM2Flourish at Fowler Center for Business
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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

By Betsy Biemann, CEO and Keith Bisson President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
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Last year, as Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) conducted a strategic review as part of its leadership transition, we found ourselves asking the same questions that were being asked across the country, on both sides of the political aisle. At the heart of those questions was the recognition that our economy is not working for everyone. And a major takeaway was that rural regions, gateway cities, and the people who live there were being left behind.

50 Reefs Q&A: Prevention is Better Than a Cure

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The 50 Reefs Initiative brings together leading scientists and conservation practitioners from around the world to identify the top 50 coral reefs least vulnerable to climate change that are capable of regenerating in the future. They recently met to discuss their regional expertise and local strategies to inform a global strategy ensuring the survival of reef ecosystems around the world.

Recycling Stormwater to Protect our Beaches

Working to divert, treat, and recycle stormwater to protect the beaches of Santa Monica, California
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Tetra Tech is using advanced water quality modeling tools to help increase drought resiliency in Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica Pier and Pico-Kenter project aims to protect the coastal beaches and ocean water quality in Santa Monica, California. Stormwater and urban runoff that flows into the 106-acre pier watershed contains pollutants, such as metal and bacteria that can affect the overall quality of the ocean water, as well as lead to potential health and environmental risks in the future.

James M. Cox Foundation Donates $1 Million to Support American Rivers

Grant Will Facilitate River Cleanup Awareness and National Employee Cleanup Initiatives
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ATLANTA, March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of World Water Day, the James M. Cox Foundation announced a $1 million grant to support the efforts of American Rivers to protect and restore the nation’s rivers.

“Rivers are important to our environment and outdoor enjoyment,” said Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor, who also chairs the board for American Rivers. “American Rivers does an outstanding job making sure our waterways will be clean for future generations.”

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