Massive Oil Spill Turns Brazil...

Nov 5, 2019 by

One by one, the golden beaches in northeastern Brazil have begun to turn black. Thick clumps of oil have been washing ashore since late August, killing marine animals, threatening the livelihoods of coastal communities and tainting 2,500 kilometers of coastline spanning nine Brazilian states.

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Alaska’s Whale Mystery: Where ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

As the Arctic struggles with climate extremes, the bowhead migration is two months late. If whales don’t arrive soon, “we’re going to go hungry,” one hunter said.

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RIVER OF TRASH

Oct 28, 2019 by

How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable

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Hold the Guacamole: Florida Ma...

Oct 25, 2019 by

The Blue-Green Algae Task Force recommends strategies for reducing nutrient flow into Florida waters

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Cleaning Up Our Hidden Shoreli...

Oct 24, 2019 by

We hosted our first-ever “Urban Litter Challenge” and here’s how the day went

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Unilever to Halve their Use of...

Oct 18, 2019 by

The consumer goods giant plans to reduce 110,000 tons of plastic from their products by 2025 and invest in waste collection and a more circular economy.

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Environmentalists have removed...

Oct 15, 2019 by

The sailing cargo ship Kwai docked in Honolulu last month after a 25-day voyage with 40 tonnes of fishing nets and consumer plastics aboard, gathered from what has become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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How to save sinking cities and...

Oct 8, 2019 by

New research finds that a two-pronged approach is necessary to fight things like sea-level rise and ocean acidification.

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The Ocean Cleanup project fina...

Oct 4, 2019 by

It only took six years, tens of millions of dollars, and a few unsuccessful attempts (or “unscheduled learning opportunities,” in the words of 25-year-old founder and CEO Boyan Slat). The nonprofit’s prior, unsuccessful designs failed to catch any plastic, broke, or overflowed.

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This situation brings me to de...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Two Australian scientists speak of their personal grief and anxiety concerning the conditions of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Reposted from The Conversation with permission.

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James Cameron wants us to stop...

Sep 27, 2019 by

The film director believes that ocean exploration could help us to prepare better for climate catastrophes.

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Oceans face dire threats from ...

Sep 27, 2019 by

Can something under threat also be a source of its own salvation? Climate change is wreaking havoc on the oceans. But the seas also hold tremendous potential for mitigation.

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We Know There’s Lots of Plasti...

Sep 17, 2019 by

The contentious Ocean Cleanup campaign has an idea where it ends up. But it’s already stirring debate.

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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmo...

Sep 12, 2019 by

We used to think microplastics stayed in a fish’s guts. Chilling new research suggests the tiny particles migrate into its flesh.

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The World’s Oceans Are Poised ...

Sep 10, 2019 by

The earth’s oceans are the source of all life. Covering 140 million square miles — some 72% of the earth’s surface — the oceans determine much about what happens with climate and weather.

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Data is Power: How Access to D...

Sep 5, 2019 by

Lessons and applications from the Atlantic and the Arctic.

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How Has Climate Change Affecte...

Sep 4, 2019 by

The links between hurricanes and climate change are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer.

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EPA publishes draft permit for...

Sep 3, 2019 by

Agency proposes to allow industrial ocean fish farm discharge of untreated fish waste and other toxins directly into Gulf of Mexico

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Kelp is a win for you, the oce...

Aug 30, 2019 by

Americans tend to think of seaweed as the stuff that gets stuck to your legs when you go swimming at the beach—not a food that’s highly nutritious, easy to grow, and beneficial to ocean ecosystems.

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The Frauding of America’s Farm...

Aug 30, 2019 by

Trump’s biggest supporters are his biggest victims.

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What do sea turtles eat? Unfor...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Would you rather pick a fight with a jellyfish or a plastic bag?

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What would a world without sha...

Jul 16, 2019 by

At the rate we’re killing them, we may soon see it firsthand.

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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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