The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says

A decade ago, United Nations members crafted an agreement to curb the loss of biodiversity. We’ve failed miserably, but all hope is not lost.
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Will AI save us from ourselves?

Humans are wired to deal with immediate threats like that what's that moving in the bushes. However, for long-term threats like climate change, people suffer from cognitive biases that often make us discount the extent of the threat or turn us into bystanders as we wait for someone else to deal with the problem.

Enric Sala: To prevent the next deadly disease, we must stop harming nature

The coronavirus pandemic proves it: By damaging the planet, we have sapped nature’s power to protect humanity from diseases.

‘More blue’: An artwork shows the sea changing during lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.

Thirty-six thousand feet under the sea

The explorers who set one of the last meaningful records on earth.

Keepers of the deep

Using specialized breathing equipment, a brave team of researchers dives into the ocean's twilight zone to protect its little-known reefs.

Will climate change threaten Earth's other 'lung'?

Phytoplankton produce half of the oxygen in our atmosphere, but understanding how they respond to climate change is complicated and critically important.

Elizabeth Warren wants to be the oceans president

The candidate unveiled a plan for addressing climate change, pollution, and good jobs at sea.


Warren's Blue New Deal taps into the power of Earth's oceans

A corollary to the Green New Deal, or a step beyond? Experts weigh in on Warren's new plan.

Elizabeth Warren's Blue New Deal is a Green New Deal for the ocean

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan for just about everything, including the oceans.

World’s oceans are losing oxygen rapidly, study finds

A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.

Phase out plastics that aren't recyclable by 2030

It's time that the state stopped using the Pacific Ocean as a garbage dump.

John Kerry: ‘World leaders not doing enough to protect oceans’

The former US secretary of state is leading the global effort to halt the decline of marine environments.

Meet the athletes taking action on climate change

Basketball, ice climbing, swimming and surfing — professional athletes are using their popularity to shed light on climate change and encourage others to do more to protect our environment.
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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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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.

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