Tag Archives: ocean
Top 5 environmental success stories of 2016
From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.
Satellites, dynamite and more – 7 ways to save the ocean from illegal fishing
Watch out pirates! New technology and policy advances mark the beginning of the end for illegal fishing
The pros and cons of large and small marine protected areas
Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?
Is marine plastic pollution a solvable problem?
Is it possible to clean up the enormous oceanic garbage patches? Or does solving plastic pollution rely on prioritizing types of trash and specific regions of the ocean for a targeted campaign?
How the world can stop overfishing – A case study of U.S. fishery success
Back in the 1990s, overfishing was causing the collapse of many US fisheries. Twenty years later, an entirely different narrative is unfolding.
These 4 countries took huge steps to protect the ocean in 2015
In 2015, four countries protected an area of ocean in marine reserves the size of India. Thats nearly 3 million square kilometers!
Science is the secret to sustainable seafood
Eating sustainably doesn’t have to be hard; just take the easy steps to become informed about where your food is coming from and how it got to your plate.
For Costa Rican sea turtles, the second time’s the charm
In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.
Fighting killer starfish with robots and vinegar
Crown of thorns starfish are ravenous predators of coral, and their population outbursts threaten coral reefs worldwide. Thankfully, researchers at two Australian universities have devised a clever action plan to address the problem.
For Yao Ming, saving sharks is a slam dunk
Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better.