by Natasha Geiling Posted on June 18, 2015
Scientists are calling the current algal bloom, which stretches from central California to Alaska, "unprecedented."
by Ari Phillips Posted on May 19, 2015
Last year California passed a statewide ban on plastic bags. Now the Legislature is considering a ban on microbeads, tiny particles found in many personal care products.
by Katie Valentine Posted on April 23, 2015
According to the report, if the oceans were a country, they would be the world's seventh-largest economy in terms of Gross Domestic Product.
by Ari Phillips Posted on January 27, 2015
The proposed opening of federal waters for drilling comes just days after the Obama administration announced plans to protect more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
by Ari Phillips Posted on October 15, 2014
Melting polar and glacial ice and thermally expanding ocean water have accelerated sea level rise to the highest rate in at least 6,000 years according to a new study.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 25, 2014
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will be expanded to six times its current size, protecting critical ecosystems southwest of Hawaii.
by Katie Valentine Posted on July 2, 2014
"We must immediately address the grazing problem for the reefs to stand any chance of surviving future climate shifts."
by Ari Phillips Posted on June 17, 2014
The proposal looks to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument from almost 87,000 square miles of ocean to nearly 782,000 square miles
by Ari Phillips Posted on March 31, 2014
Human debris is accumulating in the oceans, creating giant garbage patches where currents swirl. Such is the case in the area of the Indian Ocean where searchers are looking for remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.