The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically.
Empathy is an important factor in getting people to act on environmental issues. Virtual reality can bring oceans closer to home for those who can’t experience the wealth of marine ecosystems.
Ecolabelled seafood fetches higher prices in supermarkets, giving retailers and producers the incentive to up their sustainability game.
A closer look at how ice cover changed through the months offers some important insights into the role of climate change and why every year isn’t a record.
Litter hotspots were associated with socioeconomic factors such as a concentration of built infrastructure, less national wealth and the level of lighting at night.
In a world where transhumanists seek to use technology to save humanity, and even to defeat death, surfing reminds humans of our staggering insignificance.
Ida exploded from a weak hurricane to a powerful Category 4 storm in less than 24 hours, thanks to heat from an ocean eddy. An oceanographer explains its rapid intensification.
Nanoplastics and arsenic can affect some of the most basic functions of oysters.
We are not at risk of running out of oxygen due to climate change, but ocean creatures are – and that will harm the whole planet.
Some of the climate changes will be irreversible for millennia. But some can be slowed and even stopped if countries quickly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, including from burning fossil fuels.
Emperor penguins survive in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ between too much sea ice and too little. A new study shows the risk they face from climate change.
This kind of research, with consistent data collection at the same locations over time, helps support global understanding of climate change.
As the climate changes, the ocean is also changing. And that’s putting our health at risk.
The Army Corps of Engineers is planning a sea wall 6 miles long and flood gates. The infrastructure might protect downtown from a hurricane storm surge, but most of the area will still be vulnerable.
Olympic surfers are coming from around the world to compete in surfing’s Olympic debut. But where will the waves come from?
During a 2015 heat wave, scientists watched as a coral reef died before their eyes. By the end of the century, almost all the world’s corals will be gone if climate change continues at this pace.
Traditional ecological and cultural wisdom was embraced and valued, enhancing Western scientific knowledge of a beautiful, fragile marine area.
Killer whales among the animals at risk from a ‘second wave’ of pollutants, as coasts erode and sea levels rise.
NOAA’s 2021 high-tide flooding outlook shows where the risks are highest and growing. Some communities are seeing 20 or more days of flooding a year now.
An accurate seafloor map can improve oceanographic and climate models, secure marine navigation, inform defence operations, and guide environmental decisions.