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Did an Unlikely Ocean Crossing Give Rise to Human Evolution?

[By Nicholas R. Longrich] Humans evolved in Africa, along with chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. But primates themselves...

How Container Ships Got so Big, and Why They're Causing Problems

[By Evangelos Boulougouris] The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal by a megaship named Ever Given came to an end on March...

What Will it Take to Meet the White House's Offshore Wind Targets?

[By Erin Baker and Matthew Lackner] The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines oper...

Lessons Learned From the Suez Canal Shutdown

For a week the world was gripped by the extraordinary sight of a massive container ship that had run aground in the Suez Canal in...

Op-Ed: Fish-Farming is Cheaper and More Sustainable in Fresh Water

[By Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang] A tidal wave of interest is building in farming the seas. It’s part of a&nbs...

How Fishermen Could Lead Stock Conservation Efforts

[By Paul J. B. Hart] Cornish pilchard fishers are under constant pressure to make a catch and earn money. They use great skill...

Why Your Recycled Plastic May End Up in the Ocean

[By Monique Retamal, Elsa Dominish, Nick Florin and Rachael Wakefield-Rann] We all know it’s wrong to toss your rubbish i...

Where Does Plastic Go When it Enters the Ocean?

Of the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste we produce each year, it’s estimated that around ten million tonnes e...

Ocean Plastic Poses a "Substantial Threat" to Imperiled Albatrosses

[By Richelle Butcher, Britta Denise Hardesty and Lauren Roman] Plastic in the ocean can be deadly for marine wildlife and...

The Fish We Eat are Eating Plastic

[By Alexandra McInturf and Matthew Savoca] Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the wor...

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