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World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at www.thew2o.net. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. Available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Visit www.WorldOceanObservatory.org for more information.

World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at www.thew2o.net. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. Available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Visit www.WorldOceanObservatory.org for more information.
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World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at www.thew2o.net. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. Available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Visit www.WorldOceanObservatory.org for more information.

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Episodes

March for the Ocean!

5/22/2018
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On June 9th, 2018, a March For The Ocean (M4O) will take place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the world. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we encourage listeners to gather in the nation's capital, to find a march in a city nearby, to organize, and to volunteer. We argue that we must declare, loudly and publicly, that the ocean will prevail and will continue to support us for generations to come if only we have the courage and the will to sustain it.

Duration:00:03:53

Earth Day

5/8/2018
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On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, a day set aside to celebrate the environmental movement of the 70s to demand action for the health of our planet. World Ocean Radio decided to wait to speak out about Earth Day this year, in the hope that we might remind listeners that we must celebrate, speak out and stand up for the environment every day.

Duration:00:04:49

How About Some Good Ocean News?

5/1/2018
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Ocean news is often bad news these days. We are bombarded with stories of pollution, overfishing, of sea level rise and the dire consequences of extreme weather and CO2 emissions. This week on World Ocean Radio, however, we're focusing on some good ocean news. In this episode we share some optimistic and encouraging headlines from the March/April issue of ECO magazine: a collection of stories highlighting progressive ocean solutions in the US and around the world. The weekly blog post of...

Duration:00:04:03

Nature and the Rule of Law, part 2

4/17/2018
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, part 2 of a two-part series on environmental law, host Peter Neill provides a series of examples of systems we have in place to protect nature and its resources. These protections extend from international treaties to intergovernmental agencies and NGOs working to enact and secure maritime policies, governance and legal rights; and from law centers to the United Nations working to set standards for marine protections and indigenous peoples rights, and...

Duration:00:05:14

Nature and the Rule of Law, Part One

4/9/2018
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines laws that are intended to protect Nature and its resources--water, fresh air, food, and all living organisms--from corrupt values, indifference, and the consequences of exploitation. And he reaffirms the importance of the Public Trust Doctrine which demands that all resources must be sustained for the benefit of ensuing generations. "Nature and the Rule of Law" is part one of a two-part series dedicated to environmental law.

Duration:00:05:17

An Epic Flow of Plastic: What Are We Going To Do About It?

4/3/2018
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A recent video showing a torrent of plastic rushing down a river in Guatemala prompted World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill to respond this week with a clarion call asking us to confront plastic pollution. In this episode he asks why, given our capacity for ingenuity, we currently lack the technology, motivation and incentive to clean up the plastic pollution problem plaguing the world ocean.

Duration:00:05:23

Aquaculture Revisited

3/26/2018
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Aquaculture has long been a controversial industry fraught with conflict: waste and feed pollution, use of antibiotics, escape of genetically modified species, and more. But as seafood demand continues to grow unabated and overfishing practices continue, the farm-grown fish industry will continue to function as a response to that demand. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines a number of steps and improved technologies that have been employed to change the...

Duration:00:05:08

Notes from the Economist Ocean Summit (and from the Center of the Earth)

3/20/2018
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently returned from the Economist World Ocean Summit in Cancún, Mexico where he gathered with 400 ocean leaders and decision makers to discuss ocean policy, strategies, research, exploration and innovation. In this 461st episode of World Ocean Radio he shares what was discussed at the summit but also what was left out: namely the global fresh water cycle and the ocean as a financial, political, social, and cultural system. And he shares a surprising...

Duration:00:05:52

The Ongoing Race for Arctic Oil

3/13/2018
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The pursuit for oil continues, even as many alternatives emerge and investments are displaced. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill discusses the various governments around the world doubling down on their search for and extraction of oil, even as the world appears ready to move beyond the investment toward cleaner technologies.

Duration:00:04:50

Sail Drones: An Emerging Ocean Technology

2/26/2018
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Ocean technologies and exploration are expanding at a remarkable pace, giving scientists and casual observers more data by which to learn more about ocean systems, fish migrations, fisheries management, physics, biochemistry, weather, climate, ecosystems, and much more. In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill examines sail drones, an emerging technology that offers ocean data collection that is flexible, cost effective, easily recoverable, easy to maintain, and...

Duration:00:05:04

Arctic Futures: How To Speak, How To Listen

2/20/2018
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We live in an age of constant chatter, yet we are failing globally to communicate meaningfully on issues related to Arctic governance and its natural resources. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill discusses the many interests in Arctic oil, gas, uranium, fisheries, tourism, trade, and transportation in a changing Arctic, and questions why a constructive dialogue between native peoples and corporate interests has yet to be formulated.

Duration:00:04:38

Culture, Connection and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

2/7/2018
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A recent east coast storm unearthed the remains of America's last slave ship in Alabama: the Clotilda. These remains, and the artifacts from another slave ship, the São José-Paquete de Africa, are important symbols of the cultural relationship and interconnected history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill speaks about maritime culture, slave ships, the atrocities of the slave trade, and the ways in which our cultural identity in the U.S....

Duration:00:05:12

Culture, Connection and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

2/6/2018
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A recent east coast storm unearthed the remains of America's last slave ship in Alabama: the Clotilda. These remains, and the artifacts from another slave ship, the São José-Paquete de Africa, are important symbols of the cultural relationship and interconnected history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill speaks about maritime culture, slave ships, the atrocities of the slave trade, and the ways in which our cultural identity in the U.S....

Duration:00:05:12

Water As Capital: The Wealth of Life

1/30/2018
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What if we were to accept water--in all its forms and functions--as the system around which we organize and calculate value as a contribution to profit and loss? What if we did the same thing with fossil fuels, more accurately presenting the true cost of expenditure and consequences? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill argues that we need a new way to value water, and that if we accept water as both a basic human right and the new capital, it can become an investment of...

Duration:00:05:09

March for the Ocean

1/23/2018
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On June 9th, 2018, a March For The Ocean (M4O) will take place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the world. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will encourage listeners to gather in the nation's capital, to find a march in a city nearby, to organize, and to volunteer. He will argue that we must declare, loudly and publicly, that the ocean will prevail and will continue to support us for generations to come if only we have the courage and the will to sustain it.

Duration:00:04:52

World Ocean Explorer: A Virtual Aquarium and Gaming Experience

1/17/2018
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This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill introduces podcast listeners to WORLD OCEAN EXPLORER: an ambitious new project to create a free virtual aquarium and ocean exploration experience centered around STEM-based ocean literacy for students ages 10 and up. And he invites all listeners to share in the construction of this project by investing in its future today.

Duration:00:04:58

Biomimicry: A Framework for the Future

1/17/2018
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What is the framework by which to outline our values, structures, and behaviors regarding the ocean, fresh water, and all the benefits of nature required for human survival? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill examines this question and provides us with an overview of the Design Lens of Biomimicry 3.8, an organization dedicated to learning from the natural world in order to respond to our present day situation. He'll share the nine principles of the biomimicry...

Duration:00:04:58

MPAs: Protecting the Ocean for the Future

1/3/2018
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This week on World Ocean Radio we celebrate marine protected areas and discuss their importance to biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, and the mitigation of climate change and other destructive forces at work on the planet.

Duration:00:04:30

Holiday Episode: At the Fishhouses

12/26/2017
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At the end of each year, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads the poem "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This perennial favorite is chosen not only for its relevance for the New Year, but also because it distills years of Bishop's seaside meditations and evokes the clarity of meaning contained in personal encounters with the ocean. Best wishes, now and for the New Year, from the World Ocean Observatory.

Duration:00:04:40

Point Source Solutions for Solving Ocean Problems

12/4/2017
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we ask who benefits from current solutions to ocean acidification, co2 emissions, and plastic pollution, and if there might be simpler ideas that involve investments in green technologies, demand for alternatives, and a shift in attitudes and behaviors away from a bankrupt system of fossil fuels toward one of sustainability and solution.

Duration:00:05:12

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