There was a collective gasp on our boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, La., when we saw the oiled pelican. It was our first day out on the water and there it was right before our eyes: coated...continued→
Kate Slusark, Media Relations Associate, New York, Communications
I lived in Maryland most of my life, but also spent a portion of my formative years in Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated from University of Maryland with a journalism degree, and interned at a handful of newspapers during my time there.
Before coming to NRDC, I worked on Capitol Hill as a press staffer in a Senator's office. Here, I am part of the New York media team – and spend much of my time on ocean issues and New York initiatives.
It's Blog Action Day today - an event that brings together more than 6,900 bloggers to take online action on global warming. This is the largest single social action event on the web and NRDC is a partner. As I was...continued→
Next Wednesday night a new, groundbreaking documentary from NRDC featuring Sigourney Weaver - ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification - will premiere on Discovery's Planet Green. ACID TEST explores "the other carbon problem" - the startling phenomenon of...continued→
There was a great post Friday in "The Moment" (fashion & design blog for the New York Times' style magazine, T) about NRDC's new oceans film by Ari Marcopoulos, Seventy-One Percent of Earth. The film stars a handful of well-known...continued→
NRDC's new oceans film from artist Ari Marcopoulos is out today, starring a handful of well-known big wave surfers, narrated by Emmy-award-winner Peter Coyote, and highlighting the importance of Marine Protected Areas! Surfers Rusty & Greg Long, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Frank...continued→
Photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos has works in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Detroit Institute of the Arts (the Berkeley Museum of Arts is doing a survey exhibition...continued→
I'm by no means an avid snorkeler, but I've gone a few times in my life on various vacations. I've seen fish almost the same size as myself, accidentally stared down a barracuda, and even had a close encounter with...continued→
At first, I was glad to see the Wall Street Journal headline "How Big Is That Widening Gyre of Floating Plastic?" yesterday. But after reading on, I found the piece really misses the point when it came to the giant,...continued→
The images of oil-soaked birds and other animals were burned on my brain as a kid in 1989, when the Exxon Valdez spill happened in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Those desperate, tragic pictures made a big impression on me at...continued→
I was thrilled to see the New York Times editorial yesterday "The Oceans' Shifting Balance," which talked about what all the CO2 emissions in our air are doing to our oceans. CO2 pollution – the same that is contributing to...continued→
Just hours after the sad news that Broadway icon Gerald Schoenfeld passed away, Mayor Bloomberg took the stage of the O'Neill Theater to announce a plan that would have made Gerry proud - Broadway is "greening itself" by making its...continued→
Like so many people - to me, there is no better place for a complete mental escape and recharge than the beach. There's just something incomparably relaxing about basking in the sun, sleeping in the sand, and bathing in the...continued→
I’ve gone whale watching a few times in my life. It's always been on a boat off the shore of a quaint, sleepy, coastal New England small town – bundled in a blanket, early in the morning, saltwater stinging my...continued→
So, you probably know President Bush wants to open up the nearly 30-year moratorium on offshore drilling in our already struggling oceans – risking oil spills, increasing global warming pollution, creating more waste and further developing our coasts. But, by the way...continued→
Ask any Marylander – when you’re born and raised there, the Chesapeake Bay is a big deal. It’s a part of who you are. And I am no exception.As a kid at my grandparents’ house on Irish Creek – a...continued→
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