Latest Jacques-Yves Cousteau Stories

2009-06-24 09:13:31

Mexico and France have announced Mexico's first marine observatory at one of the world's "most diverse underwater ecosystems," the Sea of Cortez. The Jacques Cousteau Observatory will join environmental attempts to alter climate change, and hopes to advance public policy to defend them, French and Mexican officials stated. The Center of Scientific Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) in La Paz will house the first Observatory, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. A second is scheduled to open...

2009-06-17 09:15:00

Officials said Tuesday that France and Mexico are launching a joint observatory to unite scientific work on the environmental impact from humans and climate change on Mexico's coastlines. French and Mexican officials said that the Jacques Cousteau observatory will include bases in La Paz, on Mexico's northwestern Baja California peninsula, and in Merida in the Yucatan in southeast Mexico."Up to now, there's nothing comparable to this cooperation" anywhere in the world, French ambassador to...

2009-06-06 11:45:00

A crew of adventurers looking to examine the world's most important underwater treasures are taking to the high seas on a decade-long mission inspired by explorer Jacques Cousteau, AFP reported. In a bid to boost interest in the seas, the Antinea Foundation, a Swiss-based marine conservation group, will connect their old-fashioned adventure to a modern audience via the Internet. The crew has dubbed it the "Changing Oceans" expedition, which is set to launch from the French port of Marseille....

2009-03-24 09:30:00

Emmy Award-winning HD Multi-media Series Returns with Two New Specials on PBS Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Returns with 'Sea Ghosts' (Belugas) premiering April 8, 2009 at 8pm 'Call of the Killer Whale' (Orcas) premiering April 22, 2009 at 8pm Robust Web and Education Presence Accompany Broadcast SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling to extreme locations around the globe to reveal the mysteries of the ocean and its connection to our human world, Jean-Michel Cousteau...

2009-03-20 14:55:00

NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- DASANI(R) purified water and Alexandra Cousteau are embarking on a round-the-world expedition to bring much needed attention to our planet's most vital water issues. "Expedition: Blue Planet" is a groundbreaking effort to engage people around the world in discussions about critical water concerns and how we can help to preserve this indispensable natural resource. See video from The Coca-Cola Company at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/Dasani_36386 Alexandra...

2008-09-14 00:00:19

By Hermione Eyre COMING SOON - TV Hermione Eyre flicks through the schedules to see what's worth watching this autumn Turn on, tune in and rejoice, for there are several programmes coming up on TV over autumn that should be worth watching. Hard to know why, of all Dickens' oeuvre, it is Little Dorrit that is favoured with another adaptation, but BBC1 is offering a new version with an all-star cast, including Matthew Macfadyen (pictured) as Arthur Clennam, the part Derek Jacobi played so...

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Nicholas A. Basbanes This month we go adventuring in a variety of ways, be it on the sea or under it, aboard a choo-choo train or aloft in an imaginary "flyer," or in the night sky aboard a "wooden shoe." All are great fun and sure to please. 'Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau' By Jennifer Berne, illustrations by Eric Puybaret, Chronicle, $16.99, 40 pages, ages 4 to 8. Long before he was a world-renowned oceanographer, underwater cinematographer and champion of the environment...

2005-09-27 04:38:06

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of islands in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, a major whale breeding ground, have been declared protected areas by the United Nations, the government said on Monday. The 244 islands, along with miles of mainland beaches in Mexico's Baja California, Sonora and Nayarit states, were declared World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, a presidential spokesman told reporters. The declaration does not impose new...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.