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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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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The ‘startling’ re...

Oct 22, 2019 by

Whales absorb more carbon than rain forests and help produce half of the planet’s oxygen supply.

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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 Blob: A marine heatwave la...

Oct 8, 2019 by

In the fall of 2013, scientists in Washington noticed a strange physical phenomenon surfacing in the Pacific Ocean — a vast patch of unusually warm water moving through the Pacific.

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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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Oceans face dire threats from ...

Oct 3, 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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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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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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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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‘Completely terrifying’: Study...

Jul 10, 2019 by

“Once we’re over the threshold…you’re dealing with how the Earth works, and it goes on its own ride.”

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Watch out, Great Pacific Garba...

Jun 28, 2019 by

It’s try, try again for the Ocean Cleanup, an ambitious project designed to remove plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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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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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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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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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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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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Six-decade plankton study char...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Handwritten journals from 50s show how plastic problem has grown to global emergency

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