Region outraged at Fukushima water plan

The issue intensified over the weekend after a report saying that the 1 million ton of radioactive water could damage human DNA.

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On a Philippine island, Indigenous women get their say on marine conservation

The fisheries space has traditionally been dominated by men, but one Indigenous community is allowing women to manage critical marine habitats.


Intensifying hurricanes are helping invasive species spread across the U.S.

More than a hundred species—including Asian swamp eels and zebra mussels—hitched a ride on Hurricane Isaias' floodwaters, scientists say.

Bill proposes harnessing ocean's power to help reverse climate change

The legislation would prohibit oil and gas leasing in all areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, promote offshore wind energy and restore 30% of the nation's oceans by 2030.

Alexandra Cousteau wants to restore the oceans by 2050

Through her organization Oceans 2050, Alexandra Cousteau wants to shift our history of ocean loss into a tale of restoration - starting with kelp.


FSO Nabarima update: Stranded oil tanker in the Caribbean looks safe — for now

The FSO Nabarima’s precarious situation has worried activists and governments for months.

Declining marine health threatens traditional subsistence fishing for tribes

"Climate change and other changes in the ocean are having an impact on our ability to access some of these traditional foods for our family."


Green groups sue over study of Deepwater Horizon impacts on endangered species

Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, arguing it failed to fully consider the effects on endangered species when reviewing the environmental damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Cat and mouse on the high seas: on the trail of China's vast squid fleet

Huge foreign fleets gather 400 miles off South America's Pacific coast attracted by giant squid. Peru's coastguard must defend its territorial waters amid rising tension.


‘No other choice’: Groups push to protect vast swaths of Antarctic seas

A coalition of conservation groups is advocating for the establishment of three new marine protected areas (MPAs) in East Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea.


'Worrying sign': Rollback of protection puts marine park status at risk

The global conservation status of a NSW marine park is at risk after the Berejiklian government weakened its sanctuary status without consultation to allow recreational fishing, documents show.

Microplastics found in marine fish raise alarm

Study findings raise concerns that microplastics in marine fish could be a threat to public health via the food chain.


Fifty years ago, the concert that launched Greenpeace

Tickets were three bucks. Joni brought her new boyfriend. And a movement was born.

Major retailers in Britain say no to glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?

From abundant to critically endangered: Shark species nearly vanishes in just 40 years

Smalltail sharks have declined 90% in Brazil, and new research finds that overfishing has pushed the species perilously close to extinction.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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