"Breakthroughs, Launches, and Warnings on World Oceans Day"

"NEW YORK -- The spectrum of actions marking the UN's annual World Oceans Day ranges from the celebratory to the cautionary as ocean health is assaulted by challenges that include climate change, oil spills, pollution and overfishing.

New York's iconic Empire State Building will be lit this evening in purple, blue and white, from bottom to top, representing the different layers of the ocean in honor of the United Nations World Oceans Day.

At Capital Hill Ocean Week in Washington, DC Tuesday, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco said, "Healthy oceans are everyone's business," because the U.S. economy and the ocean economy are inseparable - millions of Americans depend on the health of the oceans for their livelihood."

Environment News Service had the story June 8, 2011.


"Happy World Ocean Day" (Mother Jones)

"Ruckelshaus, Marine Experts Lend Support to Fledgling White House Ocean Initiative" (Greenwire)

Source: ENS, 06/09/2011