Andrew Kornblatt is the founder/host of the Online Ocean Symposiuman and an outreach and community consultant. The Symposium convenes different voices from the ocean and conservation worlds to discuss important issues and share expertise through streaming video forums. When not working in the digital advocacy space, Andrew is an avid foodie, active athlete and creative artist.
Senator Ted Cruz, a vocal climate denier, is now the subcommittee chairman over the Space, Science and Competitiveness subcommittee. This new position brings a fresh wave of concern to science advocates who fear the effects of legislators with a historically anti-science stance taking budgetary and ... More »
This October, SXSW Eco will once again convene global experts and leaders in Austin, where they will discuss the latest data, trends and solutions to lead us towards a hope-filled, sustainable future. The annual conference focuses on environmental and sustainability issues like energy, smart plannin... More »
Recently, a thought provoking study on ocean plastics was published. In 2010 and 2011, after months of scouring the five major ocean gyres for plastic particulate, researchers found that 99% of all the plastic that was estimated to be floating on the ocean was missing. These findings stirred a flurr... More »
For the last 22 years, June 8th has brought World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration. This year we witnessed the creation of America's first official Ocean Month. Established by Presidential Proclamation, Obama set June as a month for "our obligations to good ocean stew... More »
Transparent sea snails known as pteropods - meaning “wing-foot” - are the butterflies of the open ocean. Not only are these tiny, free swimming molluscs beautiful to look at, but they play a pivotal role in the ocean’s food web. They are an important component of the diet of fish-like salmon, ... More »