A coral reef dies as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth

  • April 30, 2021
By Sam Purkis The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches…
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Ocean pollution knows no borders, it is a clear danger to human health

  • February 25, 2021
By Jacqueline McGlade and Philip Landrigan Ocean pollution is widespread, worsening, and poses a clear and present danger to human…
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Plastic pollution in the oceans likely to be 30% worse than one year ago, study shows

  • October 23, 2020
The ocean has become yet another victim of the global coronavirus crisis. According to research published by the Environmental Science…
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Tornadoes are moving and becoming more deadly as climate fuels ocean heat waves

  • September 25, 2020
Tornado activity is shifting from the Great Plains to the Southeast, and the death toll caused by those twisters is…
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Laura just became an ‘unsurvivable’ super-hurricane. Here’s how global warming made it worse.

  • August 26, 2020
On Wednesday, Hurricane Laura strengthened into a Category 4 storm. Forecasters fear storm surges could reach 20-feet — large enough…
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Ship spills 1,000 tons of oil into the Indian Ocean

  • August 10, 2020
Thousands in Mauritius — from government officials to students and volunteers — are scrambling to contain the estimated 1,000 tons…
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Sea level rise puts about 900 toxic waste sites at risk for flooding

  • July 30, 2020
More than 875 toxic waste cleanup sites are at risk of flooding from even a low level of sea level…
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Deep sea mining would be highly unpredictable, costly

  • June 24, 2020
Deep seabed mining should be approached very cautiously because it could destroy undiscovered species and have negative consequences for marine…
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‘Quietly putting hundreds of species at risk’: Trump opens marine sanctuary to commercial fishing in midst of crises

  • June 8, 2020
President Trump signed a proclamation on Friday to allow commercial fishing in a large marine monument off the Atlantic Coast, despite questions…
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