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17 07 2021 | 13:26

Seahorses Extinction Assessment Reveals Threatened Species and Knowledge Gaps

Last month conservationists working with SeaLife Aquarium in Australia dropped 18 biodegradable "hotels" into Sydney Harbor and Port Stephens to help one of the region's most endangered species: tiny…

05 07 2021 | 09:55

Great Barrier Reef: leading scientists praise Unesco’s ‘in danger’ warning

Group of reef and climate scientists say world heritage warning merited and Australia has not ‘pulled its weight on emissions’. Five of the world’s leading reef and climate scientists have thanked…

30 06 2021 | 10:52

Up to 410 million people at risk from sea level rises – study.

Majority of land at risk from a 1-metre sea level rise is in the tropics, research finds Up to 410 million people will be living in areas less than 2 metres above sea level, and at risk from sea…

15 06 2021 | 14:56

Plastic Pellet Spill From Burning Ship Causes ‘Worst Beach Pollution’ in Sri Lanka’s History.

A chemical-laden ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka Wednesday, after burning for nearly two weeks.

05 06 2021 | 12:22

Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis

Jane Gilbert urges greater federal and state response to lethal threat posed by rising temperatures. Miami’s new chief heat officer has called for greater federal and state action on the lethal…

13 04 2021 | 12:12

Scientists race to track shrinking carbon-store sea meadows.

Human activity is destroying the equivalent of a football pitch of seagrasses every 30 minutes around the world. Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean …

04 04 2021 | 08:47

Hidden boundaries of lost continent 'Zealandia' revealed in incredible detail

The underwater continent broke off from Gondwana 80 million years ago. A new ocean-mapping expedition is drawing the boundaries of Zealandia, a submerged "lost continent" that hosts New Zealand and…

21 02 2021 | 08:22

New Study Confirms Dangerous Sea Level Rise Projections Are Accurate.

A new study from Australian and Chinese researchers adds weight to scientists' warnings from recent United Nations reports about how sea levels are expected to rise dangerously in the coming decades…

18 02 2021 | 10:21

Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find.

Scientists surprised by marine organisms on boulder on sea floor beneath 900 metres of ice shelf. The accidental discovery of marine organisms on a boulder on the sea floor beneath 900 metres (3,…

03 02 2021 | 10:10

Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg.

Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess its impact.

27 12 2020 | 07:35

Young Champions Of The Earth: Lefteris Arapakis - Fishing for plastic.

Lefteris Arapakis comes from a long line of fishers. For five generations his family has plied the bountiful waters off southern Greece, netting the same cod and red mulls that have sustained Greeks…

21 12 2020 | 11:03

Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists?

Late-summer temperatures may prove unbearable for some visitors, posing threat to vital holiday industry. Increased heat in Mediterranean countries is making the traditional summer beach holiday…

13 12 2020 | 07:39

Global Treaty Needed to Halt Deep Sea Mining, Greenpeace Investigation Concludes

  Deep sea mining is leading private mining firms and arms companies to carve up the seabed in plans that should be halted by an international ocean treaty, argues a new report from Greenpeace.

13 12 2020 | 07:36

14 Countries Commit to Ocean Sustainability Initiative.

On Wednesday, governments responsible for 40 percent of the world's coastlines and 20 percent of global fisheries announced a series of new commitments that comprise the world's biggest ocean…

13 12 2020 | 06:12

State of Great Barrier Reef deemed ‘critical’ for first time along with dozens of the world’s natural wonders.

Some of the most cherished world heritage sites are under increased threat from the climate crisis. The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, has been determined to be…

07 12 2020 | 07:32

Global sustainable fishing initiative agreed by 14 countries.

Governments to reduce pollution in oceans and end subsidies that contribute to overfishing. Governments responsible for 40% of the world’s coastlines have pledged to end overfishing, restore…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Cooling La Niña may not save Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching, experts warn.

With the world 1C warmer, modelling shows there is still a risk of corals bleaching from heat stress this summer. A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower…

30 11 2020 | 07:51

Seagrass: Another Vital Carbon-Sequestering Ecosystem Threatened by Climate Change.

Two decades ago scientists and volunteers along the Virginia coast started tossing seagrass seeds into barren seaside lagoons. Disease and an intense hurricane had wiped out the plants in the 1930s,…

28 11 2020 | 08:19

Ghanaians devastated by illegal fishing try hand at citizen sleuthing.

Crucial fish stocks could disappear within five years without urgent action, so desperate fishers are using a new smartphone app to log alleged crimes. Illegal and destructive practices by…

20 11 2020 | 17:03

Which Countries Are Responsible for All That Ocean Plastic?

A new study gives the U.S. the bronze medal China and Japan are among the “ many, many countries “ flooding U.S. beaches with plastic waste.