George Leonard

What’s Needed to Put an End to Ocean Cleanups

This week Ocean Conservancy is releasing its yearly data report highlighting the efforts of the nearly 650,000 dedicated volunteers who removed over 12 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways around the world during the recent International Coastal Cleanup. The release ...

Ocean Acidification: It’s Time to Act

“The cost of responding to ocean acidification may be substantial, but it is still far less than the costs of inaction” — Bill Ruckelshaus, co-chair Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification, November 27, 2012 Consensus is hard. Any time you bring together ...

A Requiem for Proposition 37? Just Say No by Voting Yes

The amount of money spent in politics is huge and ever expanding; for the first time, the two main Presidential campaigns raised more than 1 billion dollars. That’s billion with a “b”, a staggering sum. But the role of money ...