UN climate talks: ‘The window of opportunity is open, but barely’

Scientists see a lifeline for coral reefs

Combing through historical data and more than half a million records of corals worldwide, researchers identified more than 116 coral reefs flourishing throughout the high seas — the waters that lie beyond maritime borders.

4 ways you can help protect the ocean — in and out of the water

  1. Don’t buy it in the first place (but if you do, reuse it) 
  2. Shrink your carbon footprint
  3. Shop for food locally — and sustainably
  4. Clean up
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A new study found that the pandemic is crippling small-scale fisheries — the coastal and non-industrial fishing enterprises that make up more than 90 percent of the global fishing industry.

“We all have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”

Sir David Attenborough

New study cracks mystery of how ‘walking’ sharks split

In January, a group of researchers found that walking sharks are collectively the “youngest” — as in, the most recently evolved — sharks to ever walk (or swim) the planet. We spoke to Mark Erdmann, a Conservation International shark expert and co-author on the study.