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No Agreement on Expanding Protected Antarctic Waters

[By Fermín Koop] Delegates attending an international meeting last month failed to agree on establishing...

UN Launches the "Decade of Ocean Science"

Next year marks the beginning of what the United Nations hopes will be a pivotal decade for the global ocean. The UN is mounting a...

Norway's Supreme Court Hears Landmark Case on Arctic Oil Drilling

[By Alister Doyle] Environmental groups will urge Norway’s supreme court to block oil and gas drilling in the Arctic in a...

How Wetlands Can Protect Coastal Communities

[By Gan Xiaojing and Shi Jianbin] In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi delta in the state of Louisiana. The s...

The Global Push to Share Ocean Data

[By David Adam] It’s often said that we know more about deep space than the deep sea. Marine scientists are working to ch...

DNA Monitoring Helps Catch Illegal Trade in Endangered Species

[By Pavel Toropov] A researcher at Hong Kong University has developed a technique that makes it possible to identify many speci...

Palau's Giant New Marine Sanctuary Draws Criticism

[By Bernadette H. Carreon] Palau’s outgoing president, Tommy Remengesau, is being forced to defend a rising tide of criti...

COVID-19 Leaves Fisheries Observers in the Dark

[By Todd Woody] The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to have hindered the distant-water fleets of China and other major fishin...

Infographic: How Climate Change Affects the Ocean

[By David Adam] As climate change tightens its grip, the effects are being felt across the planet. The global ocean plays a key...

Who Governs Climate Intervention and Geoengineering on the High Seas?

[By Olive Heffernan] In late March, as most of the world was adjusting to lockdown, oceanographer Daniel Harrison was setting s...

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