The muddy waters of US ocean protection

The century began with a great deal of optimism around marine protected areas as tools to protect the oceans. Two decades later, conservation goals and fishing interests remain at odds.

More than half of the United States is underwater: a sunken landscape of canyons, volcanic ranges, coral reefs, and kelp forests.

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Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

When a seabird is found with a belly full of plastic bags, or a turtle is strangled by six-pack rings, it's easy to see how our trash turns deadly when it enters the oceans.

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Coral reefs get their genetic revolution

Scientists have concocted many schemes to save coral reefs from climate change. Assisted migration. Selective breeding. Manipulating the coral microbiome.

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Indoor air pollution and heavy metals linked to child obesity

When it comes to our bodies, we are what we eat—or so the adage goes.

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