In a new study, scientists have identified high levels of chemicals in the sea off the southern coasts of England. The chemicals include drugs that could be harming marine life. The Clean Harbours Partnership, along with Portsmouth University, Brunel University and local interest groups, collected hundreds of samples along the coasts of Hampshire and West […]
Following the two-day Korea–Pacific Islands Summit, which ended Tuesday, Seoul agreed to double its development assistance to the island nations by 2027. In addition to development, leaders of the nations came to an agreement to bolster cooperation on security. “Korea and the Pacific Islands Forum, recognising shared universal values including freedom, democracy, the rule of […]
Mars, Inc. is testing out new, paper wrappers for its candy bars in a trial run at Tesco grocery stores in the UK. The paper wrappers are temporarily replacing plastic wrappers, which are not recyclable. The company plans to use feedback from the trial as it works toward developing alternative packaging options for its candy […]
In a discovery by researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands, offshore wind turbines have become a haven for benthos — the community of marine organisms that live in, on or around the seafloor. There are more soil animals per square meter living in the foundations of offshore wind farms than on the floor of […]
Dust, tiny particles of everything from skin tissue to microplastics, lifted by the wind to settle on a table, the fur of an Arctic fox or the surface of the ocean. Dust is something seen by humans as an annoyance to be wiped away or a pollutant to avoid inhaling, but it also plays a […]
Plunging into the ocean or a lake is one of the great joys of summer. But arriving at the beach to find water that’s green, red or brown, and possibly foul-smelling, can instantly spoil the party.
As a toxicologist, I study health risks from both synthetic and natural substances. I’ve conducted research into early detection of harmful algal blooms, or HABs, which are an increasing threat to humans, animals and the environment.
As the climate crisis causes global temperatures to rise and other changes to our environment take hold, corals across the world have been affected. Atlantic Ocean corals are among those that have seen steep declines, while those in the Indian and Pacific Oceans have fared better. In a new study, an international team of researchers […]
Sometimes, change is good. Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science have discovered a new resiliency in certain coral reefs in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Dominant, foundational coral species on those reefs have survived multiple marine heat waves so far by changing out the symbiotic algae within their […]