Comments on: Celebrating Oceans Month http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jon http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/#comment-3797 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:59:43 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=7825#comment-3797 Great article and great picture. Everytime I read or hear about the ocean I am reminded of how vast and powerful the ocean really is. Looking forward to more from Greening the Apple.

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By: Andrew http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/#comment-3796 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:16:10 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=7825#comment-3796 I am loving the new NYC EPA blog! Very cool that you are finding new ways to connect with community members. The template is so clean and the photography is fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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By: Alanna http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/#comment-3795 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:59:47 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=7825#comment-3795 As world catastrophes continue to remind us about the plagues of global warming, nothing is more significant than the effects that warming will bring upon our oceans. While glacial melting and weather patterns will change our oceans’ jet streams and threaten human coastal communities, we must also think of the effects on our oceans’ ecosystems.

This article reminds us to remember the part of the planet we most often take for granted. Thank you.

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By: Chris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/#comment-3794 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:30:16 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=7825#comment-3794 As you say, the oceans and all large bodies of water are vital to the planet… Having grown up in So CA I spent many days at the beach using the water for its recreational value but never really giving much thought to the important role these bodies of water play in our daily lives. Only in recent years have I come to appreciated the ocean for what it really is – the climate and food control system for the world. I thought your article was very well done and should serve as an introduction to public awareness on just how important the oceans of the world really are. I believe we can all play a part, even if it be a small one, in helping to manage this vast and vital resource. By passing the word along in such forums as blogs and emails we can help make this an important issue for discussion among the leaders throughout the world. Let them know how important preservation and conservation of the world’s water supplies are to each of us. Keep the message alive and spreading…

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By: Tyler http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/#comment-3793 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:24:15 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=7825#comment-3793 Great article and timely as the heat of summer starts kicking-in! I find myself day dreaming of river floating and night swims.

I have lived in NYC for close to a year now and this is by far the closest I have ever lived to the ocean. Yet, in no other place have I felt more disconnected to from the water.

Luckily, I was finally able to enjoy the water ways of NYC thanks to East River Ferry which was offering free ferry rides last weekend. Just being out on the water of the East River made a huge impact on my perception of the city and our connection (or lack thereof) with the water. Would recommend a ferry ride to anyone looking for a cheap and easy escape to the water, as long as you don’t mind some boat fums every once and a while.

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By: Alexis Mason http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/oceans-month/#comment-3792 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:42:51 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=7825#comment-3792 This photo really captures the essence of Coney Island; taking care of our ocean is something that we must start before it’s too late

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