The Paris Agreement: Annotated
Adopted by almost 200 parties at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, the Paris Agreement captures international ambitions for cooperative climate action.
Marshall Islands Wave Charts
Charts constructed of carefully bound sticks served as memory aids, allowing sailors of the Marshall Islands to navigate between the islands by feel.
Scientists Find Clues to the Mysteries of an Ocean Reef
Beyond the tropical waters of the island nation of Palau lies the Ngaraard Pinnacle, a much rarer kind of reef than its colorful coral cousin.
How Wind Energy Could Affect Marine Ecosystems
As giant turbines pop up offshore, changes to underwater habitat and sediment will come, too.
Where Did the Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill Go?
The public's focus eventually turned away from the 2010 disaster. Scientists, however, are still learning the scale of the devastation.
Wait, There’s Noise Pollution at the Bottom of the Ocean?
Anthropogenic sounds have made it all the way down into the deepest place on Earth—Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench.
Shedding Light on the Cost of Light Pollution
Artificial light has a huge variety of harmful effects on ecosystems. Scientists are exploring ways to mitigate the damage.
Will the Saharan Dust Cloud Damage Our Lungs?
The airborne particles carry microbes and fungi, and can react with human lung tissue.
When Cancer Spreads between Species
The exchange of cancerous cells between organisms is rare. Scientist studied how it happened across species of mussels.
Beware Marine Heatwaves
Marine heatwaves are becoming stronger and more common as the climate warms.