Philippe Cousteau

183 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 114 Followers | @PCousteau | Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an Emmy nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur and has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement. He is the host and executive producer of Awesome Planet, a television series syndicated on Fox and Hulu. Most recently, Philippe and his wife Ashlan launched a three part web series with Takepart.com exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai. Philippe is also host of a new series called The Magical Aquatic World of Philippe Cousteau for GreatBigStory.com.  He and his wife Ashlan will be co-hosting a new blue chip documentary for Discovery Channel in the summer of 2016.  As a special correspondent for CNN he has hosted several award-winning shows including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra. As an author, Philippe has co-written two award winning books Going Blue and Make a Splash.  He is also the author of a new children’s book Follow the Moon Home,

Opinion: These two changes in the ocean are downright scary

The oceans are warmer and more acidic than ever before in recorded history, and likely ever since modern humans evolved. That should worry everyone …

Just 7% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef escapes bleaching

<b>An extensive aerial and underwater survey has revealed that 93% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been affected by coral bleaching.</b><p>This follows earlier warnings that the reef was experiencing its worst coral bleaching event on record.<p>Prof Terry Hughes from the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce …

10 Ways to Be a Greener Traveler, Even if You Love to Fly

You want to be green. You recycle. You turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth. But you’re not going to forgo a flight to a tropical paradise and top-notch accommodations, even though planes emit greenhouse gases and routine hotel practices, like washing the linens each day, hurt the …

3tags.org

A tiny forest tribe built a DIY drone from YouTube to fight off illegal loggers

The engine started, the propeller began spinning, and with a high whine the drone shot into the air—before quickly crashing to the ground. It took a few more tries before the drone flew straight, but when it did, it soared into the azure skies above southern Guyana’s grasslands, and the small crew …

18 Puppy Pictures For Anyone Who Is Having A Freakin' Bad Day

Here are puppies for you because there's nothing else.

INTERVIEW: A fate shaped by injustice – one man’s mission to help the women of DR Congo

When a woman arrived at his hospital about 17 years ago with her genitals destroyed by gunshots, Dr. Denis Mukwege ruled it an isolated incident.<p>“But …

Rescuers Bottle-Feed A Little Manatee Who Lost His Mom

A baby manatee has been rescued from a sad fate this week after he was found without his mother.<p>The animal, thought to be just 2 months old, was …

Rescued Baby Otter Could Not Be More Excited For Mealtime

He loves bath time, too!<p>It's clear there's only one thing on this little otter's mind.<p>Last week, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), a Thai …

Arctic Sea Ice Is at Near Record Lows, NASA Says

The ice covering the Arctic is at near record lows this year, and this icy deficit may impact weather around the world, NASA reports.<p>Every March, the …

The farm that grows climate change solutions

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is "farming carbon" — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while …

Cuba's sustainable agriculture at risk in U.S. thaw

President Obama’s trip to Cuba this week accelerated the warming of U.S.-Cuban relations. Many people in both countries believe that normalizing …

What Two Decades of Change on Clipperton Island Looks Like

Changing Planet<p>It was with huge excitement that I learned that I would be traveling to Clipperton Island for a National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition, because this would be my second trip to this remote coral reef. My first visit here was almost two decades ago, in 1998. I was a graduate …

El Niño

Recycling sunlight: a solar cell revolution?

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight and boost the amount of energy captured from the sun's rays.<p>The world of solar cells could be on the …

How much energy could the U.S. get from solar?

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>It seems like every few weeks …

UN: 2015 record year for global renewables investment

<b>Global investment in renewable energy hit a record US$285.9bn (£202.3bn) in 2015, beating the previous high of $278.5bn set in 2011, a study shows.</b><p>The 10th Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment also showed that investment in developing nations exceeded that in developed countries.<p>In another …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

February’s Record Heat Astounds Scientists

Changing Planet<p>Data released last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that the string of monthly global heat records extended through February, when the average worldwide temperature was 2.18 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The tenth straight …

Climate Change

Climate change warnings for coral reef may have come to pass, scientists say

After almost two years of coral bleaching, with some reefs bleaching twice and possibly three times since 2014, scientists have said that dire predictions of global coral decline made almost two decades ago may now be manifest.<p>The rolling underwater heatwave has now arrived upon the Great Barrier …

Climate Change

Global Warming Could Yield Catastrophic Effects Sooner Than We Think

A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally …

India’s most poached wild animal is dying out after 80 million years on earth

WHEN IT COMES TO WILDLIFE conservation in India, the lion, tiger, rhino, and elephant seem to get all the attention, thanks in part to their tourism …

World Water Day 2016: Before and after images of Earth's disappearing lakes and seas

World Water Day 2016 will be marked on 22 March. The UN designated day, first marked in 1992 at United Nations Conference on Environment and …

Australian Climate Council calls for urgent action as records tumble

Record hot spells in Australia this month blurred the line between summer and autumn in another sign of rapidly advancing global warming, a Climate Council report says.<p>The first four days of March saw maximum temperatures in much of the country 4C above average – and 8C to 12C above average in most …

Global Warming

Perilous Arctic passage that foiled centuries of explorers to be opened up to cruise liners

Climate change means the ice in the Northwest Passage is less thick, allowing luxury cruise ships to pass through<p>The perilous route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that once foiled many an explorer is set to become a tourist destination.<p>Large-scale luxury cruises will travel the …

Global Warming

Playful baby elephant sits on tourist's lap

This playful elephant was over the moon when he got to sit on a tourist's lap in Thailand<p>This young elephant in Thailand decided to show his playful side when a group of tourists visited his elephant sanctuary.<p>One woman in the group got the chance to play with the two-month-old in a once in a …

Cuba Has An Ambitious Plan To Protect Its Environment From Tourists

As doors open to the island nation, conservation efforts are underway.<p>President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Cuba on Sunday promises to revive a question raised when the U.S. began normalizing relations with the island nation: As American tourists pour in, what will happen to Cuba's natural …

Play It By Ear and Make Friends With the Fish!

Changing Planet<p>The highly energetic, beautiful reefs of Clipperton are dominated by moray eels. I’ve never seen anything like it. Typically, with most of their long bodies hidden inside holes, you only see their heads and the constantly opening and closing of their mouths displaying a fierce array …

Drink in This Republican Hypocrisy From the Flint Water Hearings Today

Goes down smooth,<p>every time.<p>So Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy had their day before the House Government and Oversight Committee on Thursday, where they were grilled on the poisoning of the people of Flint, Michigan. Sides got chosen fairly early on: The Democratic …

Civil Service

These Photos Show Everyday Insects in Terrifying Closeups

Male wolf spider<br>Vasily Menshov—Solent News/REX/Shutterstock<p>1 of 12<p>macro photography<p>Mar 17, 2016

Florida, Prepare to Be Underwater

The climate is changing. The earth is warming. Sea levels are rising. We know all of these things to be true. Today, we have a clearer picture of who …