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The True Value of BP’s $18.7 Billion Settlement

Oil clean article icon Issue Brief The biggest settlement in American history has a lot of nuances. Is it a better deal for BP or for Gulf of Mexico restoration?

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where Will BP’s $18.7 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement Go?

cursor icon Interactive This interactive breaks down the $18.7 billion BP settlement into its different components, making it easier to understand.

by Michael Conathan and Andrew Lomax | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

China book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

by Michael Conathan and Scott Moore | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

From Risk to Resilience: Preparing U.S. Coasts for Climate Change

A home destroyed by Superstorm SandyNew investments, hardnosed land-use reforms, and an innovative, pro-nature approach must define coastal resilience in the century ahead.

by Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

The seafood counter in Whole FoodsThe Obama administration recently announced actions that will help reduce seafood fraud and combat pirate fishing around the globe.

by Michael Conathan | Monday, March 23, 2015

Drilling in the Arctic or the Atlantic? It Could Be All of the Above

Deepwater HorizonWhat President Obama’s draft five-year program means for the future of offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, February 13, 2015

Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean

Lobsterman book_alt2 icon Report A survey of New England fishermen testifies to the real-life effects of climate change and ocean warming on their region’s most historic industry.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fighting Fraudulent Fishing

MunroPresident Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.

by Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan | Thursday, October 9, 2014

Protecting the Natural Treasures of America’s Remote Pacific Islands

swimming sharkIt’s time for President Obama to act boldly to preserve one of the planet’s last unspoiled ocean ecosystems.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, August 8, 2014

The Science Is In: Pebble Mine Does Not Belong in the Bristol Bay Watershed

Newhalen RiverThe Obama administration should protect Alaska’s landscape and its $1.5 billion salmon industry.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Establish the National Endowment for the Oceans

Fishermen mend netsThe fishing industry is uniquely positioned to help Congress take a major step toward healthier ocean and coastal economies.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We can’t let Russia screw up plans for a huge marine reserve

John Podesta and Michael Conathan write about Russia's attempts to block the creation of a marine reserve in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

by John Podesta and Michael Conathan | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fukushima Fallout Not Affecting U.S.-Caught Fish

Although there are grave concerns about ongoing radiation leaks at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, the amount of radiation in domestic seafood is still well below safe levels.

by Michael Conathan | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fishing or Mining: Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region Debates Its Future

Drilling rigThe controversial Pebble Mine project in Southwest Alaska pits a mining conglomerate against one of the world’s most iconic fisheries.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Fishery Going to the Dogs

DogfishGreat whites get the ink, but the dogfish is the real villain for Cape Cod’s fishermen.

by Michael Conathan | Monday, August 12, 2013