Meet the guy swimming through ...

Jul 15, 2019 by

Ben Lecomte is swimming through tons of plastic. Pieces of it have gotten stuck to his face. He’s passed abandoned fishing nets that tangle and kill wildlife. He’s held pieces of broken storage crates blooming with algae and barnacles. And he wants us to see it all — so we know what we’ve done to the planet.

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Success! Trader Joe’s Will Cut...

Jun 27, 2019 by

In a testament to the power of people, Trader Joe’s is committing to reducing the amount of single-use plastics in its stores!

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Desalination plants are here, ...

Jun 24, 2019 by

Some 30 miles north of San Diego, along the Pacific Coast, sits the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest effort to turn saltwater into freshwater in North America.

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NOAA Is Looking for Beaches to...

Jun 18, 2019 by

The smell is “not too bad.”

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Everything You Need to Know ab...

Jun 10, 2019 by

What is coral bleaching? Coral bleaching happens when corals lose their vibrant colors and turn white. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

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Hard Work, Partnership and Nea...

Jun 10, 2019 by

Marine Debris Cleanup on Alaska’s St. Paul Island

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What’s Worrying the Plastics I...

Jun 7, 2019 by

This year’s Global Plastics Summit revealed an industry that sees big growth ahead but also serious challenges, from plastics in the ocean to climate impact.

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We Were Missing Most of the Pl...

Jun 6, 2019 by

The highest levels of microplastics are found more than 650 feet below the surface.

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The climate renegade

Jun 4, 2019 by

What happens when someone wants to go it alone on fixing the climate?

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3 Ways to Push Back Against Pl...

Jun 4, 2019 by

How to reduce single-use plastics in your everyday life

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What Adidas and Parley are doi...

May 31, 2019 by

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.

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Greenland’s Hidden Secret

May 29, 2019 by

Greenland is the Key to Global Sea Level Rise

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All You Need to Know About Gra...

May 27, 2019 by

Spoiler alert: it is some really gross stuff

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Are Fossil Fuel Companies Dest...

May 16, 2019 by

New research links carbon emissions from the major oil and gas producers to dangerous changes in the oceans’ chemistry

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Documenting Climate Change by ...

May 15, 2019 by

The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.

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Trash found littering ocean fl...

May 13, 2019 by

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash.

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Why we need to stop eating fis...

May 9, 2019 by

The recent UN biodiversity report states that overfishing is a bigger threat to the world’s ocean than plastic or acidification.

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Humans Are Speeding Extinction...

May 6, 2019 by

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.

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6 Signs Of Hope For The Ocean

May 2, 2019 by

It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs.

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Here’s what happens to &...

Apr 29, 2019 by

After 3 years of being buried and submerged, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ single-use plastic bags could still hold a full load of groceries.

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‘Coming Mass Extinction&...

Apr 24, 2019 by

Far-reaching global assessment details how humanity is undermining the very foundations of the natural world

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‘Huge victory for our oceans:’...

Apr 2, 2019 by

“Experts in environmental law estimate that the Trump administration has now lost about 40 environmental cases in federal courts.”

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Synchro swimmers perform in a ...

Mar 29, 2019 by

Two young synchronized swimmers in Britain have made a splash with a recent performance. Kate Shortman (17) and Isabelle Thorpe (18) of Bristol attempted their World Championship synchro routine in a swimming pool full of floating plastic waste.

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Oceans Are Getting Louder, Pos...

Jan 22, 2019 by

Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore drilling may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas’ creatures.

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California teen collects 50,00...

Jan 21, 2019 by

Alex Weber, 18, has just published a study that analyzes how these balls enter and degrade in the water.

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Warming oceans likely to raise...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Seawater temperature is rising faster than predicted, which is likely to worsen extreme weather events around the world

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As anti-plastic movements swee...

Dec 26, 2018 by

Environmentalists hailed the move, which according to new figures released this month, may have saved more than 1.5 billion bags from going into overstuffed kitchen drawers or landfills in less than six months.

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Studies Warn of Increasing Sea...

Dec 21, 2018 by

Ice loss in the Antarctic has tripled in just the last decade alone, and is currently losing 219 billion metric tons of ice annually. That number is up from 73 billion metric tons per year as of a decade ago.

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EU to ban common single-use pl...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics.”

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Oceans Highlighted in Dire Whi...

Dec 1, 2018 by

Last week, the White House released the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a dire warning on climate change risks and impacts across the U.S.

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