ARTICLES RELATING TO OCEANS

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching some trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its journey.

2019-10-07 06:28

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was re-deployed in the Pacific Ocean in June. The first version spilled the plastic it had collected.

Melting ice is slowing down the Atlantic ocean's circulation system. Yes, that's similar to what happens in 'The Day After Tomorrow.'

2019-09-29 08:53

A new UN report found global oceans could rise 3 feet by 2100 due in part to melting ice. That melt could also slow the Atlantic ocean current system.

'Electric pulse fishing' is turning the ocean into a graveyard — here's why fishermen are doing it anyway

2019-01-20 06:37

Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.

A massive ocean cleanup device is running into problems in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

2018-12-07 13:15

The Ocean Cleanup, which is trying to remove plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ran into problems in its first month of deployment.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

2018-09-21 10:44

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Monster ocean wave sets southern hemisphere record - scientists

2018-05-12 08:07

Scientists have recorded what is believed to be the largest wave ever in the southern hemisphere, a 23.8m monster the height of an eight-floor building.

 

Eating more seafood could help us slow the planet's warming — part of a handful of climate solutions the ocean offers

2019-10-02 13:07

A UN report found that oceans are warming and sea levels rising due to climate change. Solutions to this trend could come from the water itself.

Oil-eating microbes found in the deepest part of the ocean could help clean up man-made oil spills

2019-04-12 17:54

Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. These microbes could help clean up oil spills on the ocean surface.

We're accidentally driving this extremely ugly fish to extinction

2019-01-14 17:07

The wolffish is being hunted to extinction and — unlike the panda or the snow leopard — isn't cute enough to for people to want to save it.

Plastic, not fantastic: Why our oceans need you, me and everyone in between

2018-06-09 09:15

What does a technology provider have to do with the health of the oceans? Quite a lot, as it turns out, writes David Lear.

Alarming photos of the uninhabited island that's home to 37 million pieces of trash

2018-04-17 18:07

Henderson Island has never been inhabited by people — and yet, its white sand beaches are home to more than 37 million pieces of junk.

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