Collapsed Arctic ice shelf adds 'exclamation point' to dire climate trends, say scientists

The loss of the St. Patrick's Bay ice caps, located on Ellesmere Island, is a warning that "everything is changing up there," says scientist Mark Serreze.
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How diseases sweep through the sea

For marine mammals, viral and bacterial outbreaks are on the rise.


Researcher wants answers about toxics in northern Ontario fish

Gretchen Lescord's findings suggest that while mercury in northern fish is still the biggest concern, the levels of chromium and arsenic concentrations are also raising some eyebrows. 

Poseidon’s Huntington Beach desalination plant still in choppy waters

The company still cannot definitively say who will buy the 50 million gallons a day of drinking water it wants to produce on the Orange County coast.


Trump's pitch to Maine lobstermen falls flat

The real turmoil for the industry came in 2018, when the Chinese market vanished under a 35 percent tariff on lobster.


Indonesian fishers who fought off tin miners prepare to battle all over again

Fishers in Sumatra have joined forces in opposition to a government plan to allow coastal mining that they say will destroy their fisheries.


The ocean’s 12 megaprovinces

Scientists have determined a new way to slice and dice marine ecosystems.


‘The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here'

In “Migrations,” Charlotte McConaghy’s visceral reimagining of “Moby-Dick,” a young woman documents some of the world’s last surviving seabirds.

Mercury makes it deep into marine trenches

Bioaccumulation transports the neurotoxin from surface waters to the fathoms below.


Maine lobster industry to lose sustainability certification over its effect on right whales

More than seven years after Maine's lobster fishery was certified as sustainable, that certification is being revoked because of the impact the fishery has on critically endangered right whales.


Does it make sense to build a new island at the mouth of the Fraser?

The port has big expansion plans. A different sort of fishing trip finds what will be buried under those ambitions.

Russia has several thousand nuclear objects dumped on its Arctic sea floor. Now, the most dangerous will be removed

The country's nuclear energy company will over the next 8 years lift two submarines and four reactor compartments from the sea bottom of the Barents and Kara Seas.

A salty fight in Huntington Beach over making ocean water drinkable

In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert salty seawater to drinkable water.


Feature: Greek fishermen trained to fish plastic to protect fish

A Greek organization is training local fishermen to collect plastic waste from the sea to protect the decreasing fish stocks in the Mediterranean.


Port Pirie study discovers $40 million in silver and other heavy metals in smelter city

Thousands of tonnes of heavy metals, including silver, have been found in underwater sediment near the regional town of Port Pirie.
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Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

Diversity and community focus: The future of science communication

How EHN's Agents of Change series highlighted the inequities—and opportunities—in environmental health.

Cutting edge of science

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