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A Blue Vision and the Politics of the Ocean

“Our oceans face an unprecedented set of challenges from climate change, pollution, energy extraction, and more,” warned Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, the opening speaker at the 4th Blue Vision Summit in Washington D.C. held earlier this month. He went on to suggest we have the power to move from, “takers to caretakers of…

Artists Evoke Care for Oceans at Blue Vision Summit 4

Opening the Blue Vision Summit 4 in Washington, D.C., on Monday, author and ocean advocate David Helvarg said of Congress, “A lot of them are hardwired like sharks, they respond to stimuli like money or votes” (see Helvarg’s posts in Ocean Views). The summit, which ends today, is “the biggest ocean day on the Hill,”…

Surge of Ocean Activists Heads to DC

What do National Geographic Explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman and senate candidate Ed Markey, Ralph Nader, the marine artist Wyland, a syndicated cartoonist, a coast guard admiral, a coastal paddler, the head of America’s largest port and a young woman submarine pilot all have in common? They, along with hundreds of other…

Capitol Hill Ocean Day

This weekend’s Blue Vision Summit in Washington, D.C. wasn’t just about inspiration and idea generation. From the start, action was a top goal and priority, and today is when it really will come into play. Freshly updated on the latest issues and stats about the need to protect the ocean, some two hundred volunteers are…

Even the Ocean Has Grass Roots

Jacques Cousteau said, “People protect what they love.” It’s hard to get people to love ocean statistics. People at Blue Vision Summit 3 in Washington, D.C. this weekend are hoping perhaps they can fill in some of that gap.