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?
Replacing wild-caught fish with lab-grown seafood is more complex than it may at first appear
A cancer-detecting device can be used to identify fish species in just 15 seconds
Big fish sinking to the bottom of the sea could sequester millions of tons of carbon
That more diverse an aquatic area, the more nutrients make it to our plates
Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.
If coastal cities planted clam beds along the urban edge, they could save millions in nitrogen clean-up costs
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
Now that whaling has been outlawed for decades, populations are beginning to heal—but they face new threats.
Researchers calculate that protecting just 5% more of the ocean could boost fisheries by as much as 20%.
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?