#Marine ecosystems

  • Article: Heroic Volunteers in Brazil Are Cleaning Up a Massive and Mysterious Oil Spill

    Heroic Volunteers in Brazil Are Cleaning Up a Massive and Mysterious Oil Spill

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 22, 2019

    “People in the north-east are cleaning the oil from the coast with their own hands.” Read more

  • Article: The Ocean Cleanup Device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Finally Working

    The Ocean Cleanup Device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Finally Working

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Oct. 8, 2019

    “This now gives us sufficient confidence in the general concept to keep going on this project.” Read more

  • Article: The UN Wants Companies to Stop Ruining the Ocean

    The UN Wants Companies to Stop Ruining the Ocean

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Oct. 2, 2019

    The UN Global Compact is trying to tie corporate success to the health of the oceans. Read more

  • Article: A Devastating Drought in South America Was Caused by an Unusual Wave Halfway Around the World

    A Devastating Drought in South America Was Caused by an Unusual Wave Halfway Around the World

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|July 9, 2019

    But new research could help countries better future droughts. Read more

  • Article: Baby Dolphin in Florida Found Dead With Stomach Full of Plastic Trash

    Baby Dolphin in Florida Found Dead With Stomach Full of Plastic Trash

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|May 1, 2019

    Plastic pollution is killing marine animals at alarming rates. Read more

  • Article: Guatemala Is Using 'Bio-Fences' to Curb Plastic Pollution

    Guatemala Is Using 'Bio-Fences' to Curb Plastic Pollution

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Nov. 13, 2018

    The country is cleaning up a major river and involving communities in the process. Read more

  • Article: 87% of the World’s Oceans Are Dying: Report

    87% of the World’s Oceans Are Dying: Report

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|July 26, 2018

    Reversing this decline will be difficult. Read more

  • Article: Thailand Shuts Down 'Leonardo DiCaprio' Beach After It Gets Trashed by Tourists

    Thailand Shuts Down 'Leonardo DiCaprio' Beach After It Gets Trashed by Tourists

    By Joe McCarthy|June 4, 2018

    Mass tourism has nearly destroyed the bay's coral reefs. Read more