News - 16 Jul 2019
Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have painstakingly reconstructed the nation’s ‘once in a century drought’ in the early 1900s, revealing that it...
News - 26 Sep 2016
When you eat fish, it may contain tiny pieces of plastic.
And without even knowing it, you may be adding to the plastic pollution that is washing into oceans and winding up in the fish we...
News - 15 Jul 2016
The well-known documentary "Plastic Planet" by Werner Boote starkly illustrates the dangers of plastic and synthetics for human beings and also shows how ubiquitous plastic is. Motivated by...
News - 1 Jun 2016
Hydrothermal vents and methane seeping on to the ocean floor was once believed to be biological and geologic oddities. However, they are now considered as a key factor in marine life, global climate,...
News - 23 May 2016
Along the West Coast, lingcod fish are top predators — voracious eaters that aren’t picky about where their next meal comes from.
But lingcod in the Pacific Ocean used to be...
News - 5 Apr 2016
New science-based fishery regulations are needed if coral reefs are to have a future in the face of climate change.
An international team, led by University of Queensland researchers, has found...
News - 18 Dec 2015
The key to helping animals evolve quickly in response to climate change could actually be their predators, according to a new UBC study.
The study is one of the first to show that species...
News - 27 Nov 2015
Air pollution is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and some people may be more susceptible to its effects than others. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and...
News - 1 Oct 2015
Consider the plastic foam cup. Every year, Americans throw away 2.5 billion of them. And yet, that waste is just a fraction of the 33 million tons of plastic Americans discard every year. Less than 10...
News - 30 Apr 2015
For reef-building corals, sponges do not make good neighbors. Aggressive competitors for space, sponges use toxins, mucus, shading, and smothering to kill adjacent coral colonies and then grow on...