In Alaska’s Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

By Claire Leschin-Hoar (NPR) Warmer winters and changing ice conditions meant hunters were unable to bag the Pacific walrus the Savoonga residents traditionally relied on as a key food source. Three years ago, the situation became so dire, the governor declared the island an economic disaster to help loosen assistance funds. “The animals are there, […]

What is Blue Carbon?

In this quick exhibit from Smithsonian Online, learn about Blue Carbon and its environmental functions “What is blue carbon? It’s a term used to describe the carbon that is captured from the atmosphere by ocean ecosystems, mainly coastal mangroves,seagrasses and salt marshes. These coastal areas can hold up to five times more carbon than tropical […]

21 Year Old Leading Pacific Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Sarah Grossman-Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post THE OCEAN CLEANUP It’s time to see if this activist’s plan to clean the ocean can really hold water. Boyan Slat, a 21-year-old who gained worldwide recognition two years ago for his ambitious plan to rid the oceans of plastics, is one step closer to making his idea a reality. […]