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?
Researchers calculate that protecting just 5% more of the ocean could boost fisheries by as much as 20%.
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
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?
Researchers found that just one cubic meter of seawater has the same cooling energy as a solar farm the size of 68 football fields—or 21 wind turbines.
Big fish sinking to the bottom of the sea could sequester millions of tons of carbon
Now that whaling has been outlawed for decades, populations are beginning to heal—but they face new threats.
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.
Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space
Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.
Researchers are getting closer to an answer—and improved management—by identifying the DNA traces that fish leave behind in seawater