Monthly Archives: December 2011

Georgia Aquarium hosts Captain Planet Foundation Gala

Atlanta, Georgia Friday, December 9, 2011 It was a very special evening this past Friday at the Georgia Aquarium, where supporters gathered to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the Captain Planet Foundation.  Joining founder Ted Turner were special musical guest Alison Krauss, the 26-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter; Gala Co-Chairs Laura Turner Seydel and Elizabeth Dupree Lynch at one of Atlanta’s most spectacular eco benefits ever held.  The Captain Planet Foundation was founded by Ted Turner with the goal of educating young people about environmental issues, and to encourage them to discover solutions to the many challenges facing our ocean planet.  Nurturing the next generation of environmental stewards is a goal that Turner has always taken very seriously. His children told CNN News that for as long as they can remember, their father has been an exemplary model, even stopping along the roadside to pick up trash.  Grand prize winner, Tommy Whiteley of Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, Connecticut recently won a nationwide contest for his idea to put artificial ice floes in the ocean to help polar bears cope with global warming.  …
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Sylvia Earle ‘Delighted’ To Join Board Of Advisors Of Ocean-Themed Web Media Property

LOS ANGELES, California The Underwater Times Wemo Media today announced that legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle has joined the Board of Advisors for its first Maker Media title, theBlu (, bringing the Ocean to life on the web. “We are honored to have Sylvia on the Board of Advisors guiding theBlu to be a meaningful experience of the world’s oceans and serving as a long-lasting and beneficial platform to entertain and educate people all over the world about our vital and precious Oceans” said Wemo Media’s Co-Founder & CEO Neville Spiteri. “Sylvia is a leader in the mission to increase awareness and respect for our Oceans on a global level and has found theBlu can do just that.” Earle is considered to be the ambassador for the world’s oceans.…
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Plan announced to restore Gulf of Mexico after BP oil spill

By Rick Spruill, Scripps Howard News Service Houston, Texas Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig, April 2010 EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Monday announced a vast, collaborative plan developed by a federal task force to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill disaster. The plan will be kick started by a $50 million infusion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restore the seven U.S. waterway deltas crucial to the Gulf’s health. Jackson outlined in broad strokes the four-part plan that will take years — and hundreds of millions of federal and private dollars — to implement. It was developed by the Obama administration’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force made up of federal officials and leaders from five Gulf Coast states.…
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Oceans: Sylvia Earle’s Journey

From ‘Oceans: Sylvia Earle’s Journey’ director Andres Useche: “By filming Sylvia Earle for this, I had the amazing opportunity to learn directly from a true environmental hero. Please heed her words of wisdom about the beauty and fragility of our marine life.”…
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25th International Congress for Conservation Biology

For the next two weeks, Dr. Phil McGillivary and Gavin Morris will be reporting from Auckland, New Zealand on marine conservation activities.  They will address some of Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Hope Spots during and after the International Congress for Conservation Biology.  The Congress is comprised of a series of workshops, symposia, presentations and field trips beginning with the Marine Conservation Think Tank sessions. These will be held the weekend before the main sessions of the Congress at the University of Auckland.  November 30, 2011: The Day That Didn’t Exist. Welcome to Auckland for the 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB)  Anyone who has ever flown to the West Pacific from the United States was probably left feeling the way we did. …
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