Earthzine will host its first essay competition for college and university students with the goal of supporting and advancing the twin themes of sustainability in the 21st century: social equity and environmental protection.
The Great Barrier Reef will be so degraded by warming waters that it will be unrecognizable within 20 years, an eminent marine scientist has said.
Seagrass meadows are disappearing at an accelerating pace, according to a new report, which is the first to look at the problem on a global scale.
A new study from NOAA predicts that the “dead zone” off the coast of Louisiana and Texas in the Gulf of Mexico this summer could be one of the largest on record.
The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth, yet their potential as a source of energy for social benefit has only recently begun to receive scientific, governmental and commercial investment. “Oceans of Possibility” surveys some of the developments entrepreneurs and scientists have been pushing to harness the power of the ocean as a direct source of energy to end dependence on fossil fuels.
A researcher applying equations from magnetohydrodynamics to our oceans’ salt water and found that long-term changes in Earth’s magnetic field are possibly induced by our oceans’ circulation.
The alarming observation of propagating “dead zones” where ecosystems collapse due to oxygen depletion as well as the potential worsening effect of climate change call for stronger scientific efforts in this field.
The world’s oceans are full of trash, causing “tremendous” negative impacts on coastal life and ecology, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
In a study published in the journal Environmental Pollution, a University of South Florida scientist found high levels of man-made chemicals in the brains and fluid surrounding the brains of marine mammals.
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) could help define the limits of nations’ underwater borders.