There Is No Escaping the Reach of Microplastic Pollution
Plastics have made their way to every corner of the globe.
Shrinking Seasonal Ice in the Bering Sea Threatens Local Livelihoods
Recent storms have destroyed the progress made in ice formation endangering coastal habitats and fishing practices.
Madagascar Is Opening Up Fresh Waters to Fossil Fuel Interests
The country is offering more than 20,000 miles of untouched ocean in the Mozambique Channel for future oil exploration.
Researchers Find 'Startling' Amounts of Plastic in the Bodies of Sea Turtle Hatchlings
Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing threat to the survival of sea turtles.
Using Porpoise Vocalizations to Test the Effectiveness of Acoustic Monitors
It will help scientists more accurately measure the presence of vocal species like bats, birds, bees, and tigers.
Coral Reefs Are Increasingly Threatened by the One-Two Punch of Cyclones and Bleaching
But scientists are having a hard time illustrating these problems as shifting baselines continue to redefine what is considered normal for reef health.
The Opening of the Northwest Passage Means More Danger for Walruses and Narwhals
A less icy Arctic will be an economic boon for some, but marine wildlife experts are focused on the increased risks more ships will pose to certain polar species.
A Small Massachusetts Beach Community Fights Against Erosion
Plum Island is a case study in how communities are reacting not just to the ebb-and-flow of nature, but to a changing ocean.
The Fight Against Plastic Pollution Takes to the Skies
Alaska Airlines has become the first airline to renounce the use of plastic straws in an effort to raise awareness about the use of single-use plastics that pollute the world's oceans.
Uncovering the Mystery Behind the 'Burning Man' of Great Whites
Marine researchers are hoping to uncover what is drawing the sharks to an open stretch of ocean in the Pacific known as "White Shark Cafe."
Viewfinder: Focus on Ocean Cleanup at the World Water Forum in Brazil
A visitor participates at an event during the eighth World Water Forum in Brasília, Brazil, on March 20th, 2018.
A Struggle to Check the Seafloor Around California's Oil Spill
Any oil that would have sunk to the bottom of the ocean is out of sight—but officials shouldn't put it out of mind.
How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?
As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.