Oceans

Humans Are Driving ‘Unprecedented’ Mass Extinction in Oceans

Humans Are Driving ‘Unprecedented’ Mass Extinction in Oceans

By Nadia Prupis People are driving marine ecosystems to “unprecedented” mass extinction, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science. Large-bodied animals will be the first to go, the study says—blue whales, great white sharks and bluefin tuna, for example. Their size is part of their vulnerability, making them more susceptible to […]

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    Octopus Slips Out of Aquarium, Escapes Down Pipe to Ocean

    Octopus Slips Out of Aquarium, Escapes Down Pipe to Ocean

    The National Aquarium of New Zealand didn’t know it had an escape artist on its hands. When Inky the octopus slipped through a gap in his enclosure—left open by maintenance workers—and made his way across the floor to squeeze into a drain and make a break for it, staff members were surprised and a little […]

    Buddhist Monks Return Hundreds of Lobsters Back to the Sea

    Buddhist Monks Return Hundreds of Lobsters Back to the Sea

    By Alicia Graef Hundreds of lobsters avoided being boiled alive thanks to a group of Buddhist monks from Prince Edward Island. The monks, who are from the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society, bought the lobsters—600 pounds worth of them—solely with the intention of returning them to their rightful home in the ocean. Hundreds of lobsters […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants

    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants

    In a historic announcement, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) awarded the largest portfolio of environmental grants in the foundation’s history. The foundation awarded a total of $15.6 million in grants, including $7,631,508 for wildlife and habitat conservation; $2,525,000 for ocean conservation; $2,100,000 to protect indigenous rights; $2,085,000 to support innovative solutions to the world’s problems; […]

    Why We Must Stop Drinking Bottled Water

    Why We Must Stop Drinking Bottled Water

    Thursday was Use Less Stuff Day. It was created to inspire us to rethink the stuff we use. All our stuff—cell phones, clothes, cars, disposable chopsticks, and on and on—comes from somewhere and has to go somewhere when we throw it out. That takes a big toll on the planet, so thinking about how to […]