Breaking Waves: Ocean News

03/16/2023 - 20:00
Eben Schwartz has a lengthy history working on plastic pollution and marine debris, topics on which he has become one of the country’s leading authorities.  He has led California’s Coastal Cleanup Day, chaired the West Coast Marine Debris Alliance, was awarded an Aspen Institute Fellowship, served as one of the inaugural Catto Fellows for emerging leaders in the environment and energy sector, and has travels around the world to talk about the challenges and potential solutions for marine debris and plastic pollution.  In 2020, Eben was appointed to serve for 18 months on the National Academies.  Committee on the United States Contributions to Global Ocean Plastic Waste (  Join host Lesley Ewing in conversation with Eben Schwartz about his decades long environmental career and some of the books and events that influence his life path.
03/14/2023 - 20:00
In this month’s episode, host Tamara Kahn speaks to Peter Ullrich of HydroDAO, a community bringing together all of the stakeholders in the water industry. Tamara talks to Peter about how he learned about water and human health while studying medicine and followed his interest in water to a program that led him to co-founder Stuart Rudick. Now they work to bring together entrepreneurs, funders, experts, and large water users with the goal of solving water challenges through their community HydroDAO. They are also raising a fund to invest in promising early growth-stage companies. Listen to hear an optimistic conversation about uniting water industries across silos, including ocean industries, and about the next generation’s work to align their careers and their financial choices with their values. Join their Community on Discord and tell them Wave Makers sent you!
03/12/2023 - 18:13
In memory of the late Paul Komar, this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast is a rerun of the original episode from November 2018. Co-hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined by Paul, emeritus Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University, where he discusses his research on coastal processes, climate controls on U.S. West Coast processes, and resulting erosion problems. Paul shares his experiences in the field of oceanography, his investigations along the West Coast of the United States, the Nile Delta of Egypt, and the coast of New Zealand, and his two books including Beach Processes and Sedimentation published by Prentice-Hall. Paul, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. This rerun is a tribute to his contributions to the field of oceanography and in honor of his memory.