Entries tagged with “Oceans”

14 Reasons for a Beach Vacation

Take the plunge for all these health benefits:

5 Questions for David Helvarg

1. What’s one fact everyone should know about the state of our oceans?Ninety percent of the heat we’re generating by burning fossil fuels is being absorbed by the ocean, which as a…

Book Review: All Our Waves Are Water

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

Film Review: Chasing Coral

Jeff Orlowski’s suspenseful and heartbreaking documentary focuses on the phenomenon of “coral bleaching”—the process by which dying corals turn white and fall apart—and…

How Your Sunscreen is Affecting Coral Reefs

4 action steps for anyone who cares about the health of our coral reefs.

Is it Safe to Get In?

The waves crash steadily along the jagged, obsidian-colored lava coastline, and foamy-white salt water gushes up onto the beach. Its fierceness recedes and softens as it reaches up…

Poem: Mothershell

“I stand here now, gathering shells / whenever they appear. I hold them up / to my ears.”

Reimagining Sharks

Sharks are facing extinction. S&H’s resident surfer, Kalia Kelmenson, explains why that matters.

Seaside Retreats

Choose a stay by the sea and let the tides soothe your senses.

The Call of the Ocean

The first time I saw the aquamarine waters of the Florida Keys at the age of 15, I felt I’d come home to a place I’d never been before. For a time, I wanted to be an oceanographer,…

The Surprising Benefits of a Healthy Ocean

A healthy ocean helps global sustainable development goals in many ways.

Toolbox: Ocean Aware

The choices we make on land make a huge difference to the health of our oceans; consider these gems found by S&H as your way to give back to the big blue.