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?
Can we bury our CO2 problem at the bottom of the ocean?
Replacing wild-caught fish with lab-grown seafood is more complex than it may at first appear
Researchers are getting closer to an answer—and improved management—by identifying the DNA traces that fish leave behind in seawater
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.
A cancer-detecting device can be used to identify fish species in just 15 seconds
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
After decades of failure, the tide has finally turned in the battle against invasive species in the Great Lakes. Scientists say the main reason is mandatory saltwater flushing of ship ballast tanks.
Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture
A million additional whales defecating close to the surface would be like having massive ocean fertilizer machines—absorbing as much carbon as forests covering a continent
Wind parks could benefit the natural world—in ways beyond the generation of zero-carbon energy.
Climate change has ravaged coral reefs on a massive scale. This breakthrough could revolutionize efforts to rebuild them.