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38 MILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC WASTE FOUND ON UNINHABITED SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND


Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic - the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 86876

'EXTRAORDINARY' LEVELS OF POLLUTANTS FOUND IN 10KM DEEP MARIANA TRENCH


She said the new research showed that the deep ocean trenches are not as isolated as people imagine... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 34833

EARTH'S OCEANS ARE WARMING 13% FASTER THAN THOUGHT, AND ACCELERATING


Over 90 percent of the extra heat ends up in the ocean and hence perhaps the most important measurements of global warming are made in the oceans... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 28088

WORLD'S DEEPEST FISH FOUND IN PACIFIC OCEAN'S MARIANA TRENCH


Video World's deepest fish found in Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench... READ MORE

19th December, 2014 4545

'SHOCKING' RISE IN RUBBISH WASHING UP ON UK BEACHES


Most wet wipes contain plastic and Prior said she knew of no wet wipes on sale today that meet water company standards for degradability... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 3372

UK NEEDS BOTTLE DEPOSIT SCHEME TO CUT PLASTIC LITTER IN OCEANS, SAYS THINKTANK


They say a deposit scheme would capture about 95 percent of littered plastic bottles - reducing marine litter by almost a third... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 3122

SEA TURTLES FALL VICTIM TO 'ALARMING' FLOOD OF PLASTICS ENTERING AUSTRALIAN WATERS


Some had consumed so much waste that they regularly excreted scraps of balloons or slivers of plastic bags... READ MORE

28th January, 2015 2546

WHAT WILL BE THE BIG ENVIRONMENT EVENTS IN 2017?


The global climate debate will be dominated by whether the president-elect Donald Trump withdraws the US from the Paris global agreement to reduce emissions... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 2136

FIRST PICTURES OF NEW ISLAND FORMED BY UNDERWATER VOLCANO


Revealed First pictures of new island formed by underwater volcano... READ MORE

13th March, 2015 1442

HOTTEST EVER JUNE MARKS 14TH MONTH OF RECORD-BREAKING TEMPERATURES


Nasa's Walt Meir said the global temperatures have been exacerbated by extreme temperatures over the Arctic... READ MORE

20th July, 2016 1309

DUTCH PROTOTYPE CLEAN-UP BOOM BRINGS PACIFIC PLASTICS SOLUTION A STEP CLOSER


If all goes well, full-scale deployment of a 100km-long version will take place in the great Pacific garbage patch between California and Hawaii in 2020... READ MORE

23rd June, 2016 1185

NEW ZEALAND ISN'T AN ISLAND AFTER ALL; SCIENTISTS SAY IT'S THE TIP OF A 'HIDDEN CONTINENT'


As measured by human landmarks, Zealandia encompasses New Zealand and the island of New Caledonia about 1,500 miles to the north... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 1128

ANCIENT WATER CHANNELS AND SEA ICE


The Great Salt Lake is the largest water body in the US after the Great Lakes... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 509

60-YEAR-OLD MAN PLANS TO SWIM THROUGH 107 COUNTRIES IN 450 DAYS


Strel's scariest encounter was with a stingray, which bit his son while they were swimming in the Amazon river... READ MORE

19th September, 2015 430

EL NINO MAY 'BE THE WORST EVER'


Northerly winds would push the moist air south keeping temperatures high in South Australia and Victoria... READ MORE

2nd September, 2015 380

OCTOPUS DUBBED CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST COULD BE NEW SPECIES


Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands... READ MORE

5th March, 2016 318

RECORD NUMBER OF SEA LION PUP STRANDINGS BLAMED ON WARMER OCEAN


A sea lion pup in care at the Marine Mammal Centre in Sausalito, California... READ MORE

19th February, 2015 282

WORLD'S LONGEST-SURVIVING CASTAWAY SUED FOR $1 MILLION AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF 'EATING HIS COLLEAGUE'


Mr Alvarenga washed up in the Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in January 2014... READ MORE

16th December, 2015 223

WHY SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS ARE THE NEW NORMAL


There is no doubt in my mind that climate change is partly responsible for the flooding across the North of England... READ MORE

1st January, 2016 175

HEADLINES 'EXAGGERATED' CLIMATE LINK TO SINKING OF PACIFIC ISLANDS


The major misunderstanding stems from the conflation of sea-level rise with climate change... READ MORE

11th May, 2016 159

AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE KILLED AS FLOODING HITS INDONESIA


El Nino is the warming of the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean, which is known to affect the weather around the globe... READ MORE

22nd September, 2016 128

U.N. BODY ISSUES EXPLORATION CONTRACTS AS ERA OF DEEP SEABED MINING NEARS


These biologically complex areas are found in the Western Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans... READ MORE

26th July, 2015 125

INDIA-AUSTRALIA SUBMARINE DRILLS EXPECTED TO RATTLE CHINA


If the Pacific Ocean is big enough to accommodate China and the US, so is the Indian Ocean to accommodate India and China... READ MORE

25th August, 2015 120

MEET THE GUY TRYING TO CLEAN UP THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH


At just 22, Boyan Slat has created a barrier system that's designed to collect and remove trash from the Pacific Ocean without disrupting marine life... READ MORE

18th August, 2016 92

NORTH AMERICA FAR OFF FROM OCEAN PRESERVATION TARGETS, REPORT FINDS


Marine protected areas MPAs include the Florida Keys and California's Monterey Bay national marine sanctuary, which is larger than Yellowstone national park... READ MORE

1st June, 2016 88

WWII SEAPLANE FOUNDERS IN SURF


Only 316 of the nearly 1 200 crew members survived and many were eaten by sharks in the Pacific Ocean... READ MORE

2nd July, 2015 84

MH370 FLIGHT: TSUNAMI DEBRIS SHOWS WHY PLANE PART MAY NOT SOLVE MYSTERY


Washington There's little chance that wreckage found in the Indian Ocean will reveal the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370... READ MORE

31st July, 2015 84

COMMENT: EIGHT MILLION TONNES OF PLASTIC GOING INTO THE OCEAN EACH YEAR


Plastic waste is the scourge of our oceans killing our wildlife, polluting our beaches, and threatening our food security... READ MORE

12th February, 2015 72

PARIS DEAL 'WON'T SAVE ISLAND NATIONS', KIRIBATI SAYS


COP21 Paris deal won't save low-lying island nations from rising sea levels, Kiribati President warns... READ MORE

14th December, 2015 50

HORDES OF RED CRABS WASH UP ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEACHES


"They are mostly grazers in the upper 200 meters (yards) of the ocean," Sala said. "Because they can swim in the water column, they can be transported by strong currents."... READ MORE

21st June, 2015 48


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