The thing that makes hooded blankets comfy and unnaturally soft is also what makes them bad for the environment and our health.
Shutterstock/Chen Min Chun
Indigenous marine governance is experiencing a revival throughout Oceania, building on traditional worldviews that acknowledge connections between people and all parts of ocean ecosystems.
Today the ocean is home to valuable biodiversity, but it is threatened by pollution and human activities.
Chun Yu Chen/Flickr
The ocean moderates climate change by absorbing CO₂ emissions, hosts valuable biodiversity and provides food to millions, but all of these services are threatened by pollution and human activities.
Plastic waste is the most visible component of ocean pollution.
Polluted oceans don’t just harm wildlife, they are a source of ill health for humans too.
An international agreement has set an ambitious deadline for action on some of the biggest problems facing the world’s oceans.
Plastic flows to the world’s waterbodies could double over the next two decades.
Courtesy Lalela uLwandle
Empatheatre’s latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It’s a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
Where does plastic waste go when it reaches the ocean? For most of it, not far.
Cairns has lots of hard grey infrastructure but much less green infrastructure that would reduce the impacts of the city’s growth.
Urbanisation is the main reason for rising temperatures and water pollution, but receives little attention in discussions about the health of water streams, reefs and oceans.
A necessary sea change.
While the world gathers to negotiate on climate change, governments must recognise the public desire for action on plastic pollution and work together to solve it.
Plastic floats on and near the surface of the ocean.
Cleaning up plastic pollution in the ocean is good – and long overdue. But where will the waste go? Recycling isn’t always an option. Bacteria and enzymes could process it, raising new questions.
Tech fixes to environmental problems are guaranteed to grab attention, but real change for the planet requires community organising.
A seal trapped in a mat of plastic pollution.
Millions of tonnes of plastic garbage winds up in our oceans each year. Voluntary pledges haven’t worked. It’s time for Canada to advocate for an international plastics treaty.
Glitter – it gets everywhere.
Once unleashed, glitter gets everywhere – not just in your house, but into the environment. Time to call a halt to the glitter explosion.
Taxing plastic takeaway boxes will help to reduce the massive amount of plastic which is dumped into the oceans.
Besides wondrous creatures, new discoveries and spectacular filming, Sir David Attenborough’s follow up to The Blue Planet comes with a stark warning about the future
Sun cream ingredients have been linked to hormonal changes in fish and coral bleaching.
Chinese ceramics recovered from the 9th century Belitung shipwreck in Indonesia, now held at the Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore)
ArtScience Museum Singapore
Archaeologists this week found that more than half of of HMAS Perth, a WWII wreck in Indonesia, has disappeared. It’s now a race to protect the millions of other wrecks and sunken cities lying under the oceans.
The researchers found nearly 38 million pieces of plastic rubbish on Henderson Island, in one of the remotest parts of the ocean.
Plastics pose a major threat to seabirds and other animals, and most don’t ever break down - they just break up. Every piece of petrochemical-derived plastic ever made still exists on the planet.
Pollution and debris off the Sri Lankan coast.
A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans.