“Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse”

“The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, known best for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood-rating scheme, is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It’s a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess… Read More

“Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants”

“As you clutch a cuppa for a bit of winter warmth, spare a moment to consider the elaborate process that goes into producing that seemingly simple sip of tea. In the biggest tea-growing region in India, the hazards… Read More

“A Small Antarctic Fish Is Helping Scientists Understand The Impacts Of Climate Change”

“If you expose these fish to a single stress — just warming or just acidification — the animals are able to cope with the stress,” explains Todgham. “But when you give the two stressors they lose that ability… Read More

“‘The blob’ contributes to major abalone die-off, forces fisheries closure, postponement”

“PORTLAND, Ore. — A creature that lives among the rocks of the sea is starving to death. Several factors contributed to the recent die-off of red abalone, but a significant component was “the blob,” a warm mass of… Read More

“Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem”

‘”This is a planetary crisis… we are ruining the ecosystem of the ocean,’ UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson told the BBC this week. But how does this happen, where is most at risk and what damage does this plastic… Read More

“David Attenborough says world must act now on plastic after witnessing its impacts filming Blue Planet II”

“More than eight million tonnes of plastic reaches the sea every year. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, and 99 per cent of the planet’s seabirds will have eaten some. Humans are… Read More

“Genetic mapping shows migratory birds’ vulnerability to climate change”

“Using genetics, UCLA biologists involved in the Bird Genoscape Project are racing against time to find out the potential for adaptation and how best to protect vulnerable populations of birds. The project’s most recent study, published today in… Read More

“Has climate change made wildfire terrorism a serious threat?”

“Wildfire-friendly conditions are expected to increase with climate change, and yet wildfire terrorism is seldom discussed. Perhaps that’s due to fear of giving malicious people ideas. But I can’t be the only one to wonder: How much of… Read More

“Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in seas”

“Global warming is making the world’s oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two studies show. The lower oxygen levels are making marine life far more vulnerable, the researchers said. Oxygen is… Read More

“Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru’s Rain Forest”

“In 2012 the Peruvian government announced a slew of legal decrees to defend Madre de Dios—considered the country’s biodiversity capital—against miners. Authorities conducted raids, dismantled clandestine camps, and regulated fuel and supply traffic. Despite the crackdown, the total… Read More