Around the world, waves of plastic are washing ashore and clogging landfills. Even though plastic pollution is now one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals, our appetite for the virtually indestructible material keeps growing. Amna Nawaz and…
By Amna Nawaz, Lorna Baldwin
An increase in carbon emissions are showing up not only in the air, but also in water. Now researchers and shellfish farmers are teaming up to see how marine plants can help stave off the effects of ocean acidification. Special…
By Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix
Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans.
By Associated Press
Every summer, just beyond the crashing surf, hundreds of millions of tiny sea urchin larvae prepare for one of the most dramatic transformations in the animal kingdom.
By Joshua Cassidy and Carrie Boyle, KQED SCIENCE
Hundreds of miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, there's an undersea volcano known as Axial Seamount. Two months ago when it began spewing lava, it wasn't a secret to a group of scientists engaged in a groundbreaking research…
By Katie Campbell, KCTS9/EarthFix
A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.
A region of the Pacific Ocean that is home to thriving colonies of rare and endangered species will be protected as the world’s largest marine preserve, under an executive order by President Obama. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Elliott Norse…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Thousands of miles off America's shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Thursday.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Even healthy corals carry viruses, like herpes. Are these viruses making them sick? Science Nation explores the microorganisms that are killing coral reefs around the world.
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