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Mangroves, like these in Madagascar, provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion. (Louise Jasper/Blue Ventures)

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Scientists have found widespread evidence of microplastics in the Arctic Ocean. This could further stress the fragile Arctic ecosystem and the food it provides to people living there. (Shutterstock)

They’re everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

Microplastic pollution is a global issue, but where do they come from and how are they transported across the ocean? A new study finds polyester microfibres are common throughout the Arctic Ocean.
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An ocean like no other: the Southern Ocean’s ecological richness and significance for global climate

The Southern (Antarctic) Ocean is our planet's primary storage of heat and carbon, and it's home to extraordinary life forms, from tiny algae and spineless creatures to penguins, seals and whales.
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It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril

The Pacific Ocean produces oxygen, helps regulates the weather, provides food and livelihoods. It's a place of fun, solace and spiritual connection. But its delicate ecology is under threat.
A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species

The Arctic has been a remote place for much of its history. But climate change is bringing global problems and opportunities to its door.

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