Anthropocene brings some of the best minds to bear on tough questions about the future of the Earth’s largest ecosystems: Should nations farm their EEZs—and how can they do it ecologically? Are there economically viable ways to harvest plastic waste? Can we cultivate acid- and heat-resilient coral reefs?
Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.
The concept of settling the high seas is back—this time as a sustainable answer to sea-level rise, with an impressive team and UN support.
Should the U.S. cultivate giant offshore fish farms in its piece of the sea or keep taking most of the fish we eat from foreign waters?
If coastal cities planted clam beds along the urban edge, they could save millions in nitrogen clean-up costs
Researchers calculate that protecting just 5% more of the ocean could boost fisheries by as much as 20%.
In lab experiments, an infusion of bacteria extracted from coral reefs made the difference between life and death for coral stuck in hot water.
A research team calculated how strategically-planted beds of seaweed could help to clean up one of the world’s most polluted coastal environments, the Gulf of Mexico
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
Now that whaling has been outlawed for decades, populations are beginning to heal—but they face new threats.
Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space