Despite increasing legislation against plastic waste around the world, plastic pollution is still a huge problem which shows no sign of abating.
The use of satellites to track ocean wildlife and their overlap with ships could lead to more effective conservation efforts.
"Climate change ... poses nothing short of an existential threat to this island as it does to every part of this region," says Britain's Prince Charles on Caribbean tour
Between 1994 and 2007, oceans absorbed 34 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, or 31% of what humans put into the atmosphere during that time.
A new study shows that marine heatwaves — periods when ocean temperatures spike for five days or more — are becoming more frequent and are having devastating effects on entire ecosystems.
Deep in the ocean, chemicals that line the seabed provide crucial information that can help scientists predict climate change.
Concern over plastic pollution has hit the headlines over the past couple of years, but according to some researchers it is one of the least pressing major issues facing the environment t...
Scientists are using frozen zoos to store cells of endangered animals threatened with extinction.
Operating and maintaining a network of thousands of river sensors is time consuming and expensive. Satellites are proving a worthy alternative.
Researchers from Israel have found that ascidians - also know as sea squirts - are a great barometer for local sea pollution levels.
If we fail to consider river systems as a whole, it could cause serious environmental problems in the future.
Banking water by recharging aquifers underground, could be a way to recycle water, as well as reduce loss through evaporation.
This growing acidification of the oceans, caused by changes in the climate, is becoming a serious problem for the production of shellfish around the world.
As the ocean warms and acidity levels change, different types of phytoplankton will flourish, changing the way the ocean absorbs and reflects light.
Using Geographic Information Systems, Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs has created these beautiful graphics of the planet's watersheds.