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Why the Antarctic Peninsula Needs a Marine Protected Area

[By Marissa Parrott, Carolyn Hogg, Cassandra Brooks, Justine Shaw and Melissa Cristina Márquez] Anta...

Study: Deep Ocean May Contain More Plastic Than Previously Known

[By Britta Denise Hardesty, Chris Wilcox and Justine Barrett] Nowhere, it seems, is immune from plastic pollution: plastic...

Op-Ed: The Arctic Hasn’t Been This Warm for Three Million Years

[By Julie Brigham-Grette and Steve Petsch] Every year, sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean shrinks to a low point in mid-Septembe...

Florida Sea Turtles are Eating Dangerous Amounts of Ocean Plastic

[By David Duffy and Catherine Eastman] Plastic pollution has been found in practically every environment on the planet, with es...

Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery Works Through COVID-19 Pandemic

[By Kevin Barry and Brett Watson] Northwest summers mean salmon on the grill. While Alaskans fill freezers with their own catch...

Op-Ed: Why the Mauritius Oil Spill Needs an Independent Investigation

[By Christian Bueger] The grounding of the bulker Wakashio is one of the biggest environmental disasters in the history of...

All Eyes on MSC Grandiosa as Italy Resumes Cruising

[By Liz Sharples and Kokho Jason Sit] On Sunday the first major cruise ship to take to the Mediterranean in almost five months...

A Rush is On to Mine the Seabed, But the Effects are Unknown

[By Elizabeth De Santo, Elizabeth Mendenhall and Elizabeth Nyman]  Mining the ocean floor for submerged minerals is a litt...

New Technology Needed to Commercialize Floating Offshore Wind

[By Susan Gourvenec] Since 2010, wind energy has seen sustained growth worldwide, with the amount of energy generated by offsho...

Op-Ed: Selective Retreat from Trade with China Makes Sense for America

[By Amitrajeet A. Batabyal] Trade tensions and mistrust are escalating between the U.S. and China. Behind the headlines and po...

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