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?
Wind parks could benefit the natural world—in ways beyond the generation of zero-carbon energy.
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
Researchers calculated that mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass meadows store roughly the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of France—with an estimated value of $190 billion per year.
Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space
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?
Ecosystems, fisheries managers and people who rely on fishing could be in for a wild ride, as scientists find that warmer oceans make for hungrier fish.
Researchers are getting closer to an answer—and improved management—by identifying the DNA traces that fish leave behind in seawater
Now that whaling has been outlawed for decades, populations are beginning to heal—but they face new threats.
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
That more diverse an aquatic area, the more nutrients make it to our plates