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Oceans


Fire-Stricken Chemical Cargo Ship Sinks Off Sri Lankan Coast in Enormous 'Man-Made Disaster'

The sinking of a container ship carrying tons of chemicals comes after authorities spent weeks putting out a fire that erupted on the vessel and caused widespread damage to the island nation's marine environment.

Kenny Stancil ·


UN Agencies Call for a Decade of Restoring Ecosystems to Confront Biodiversity and Climate Emergencies

The new report "charts the losses that result from a poor stewardship of the planet."

Jessica Corbett ·


As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit

The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next.

Kelly Heber Dunning ·


Just 20 Companies Produce Over Half of All Single-Use Plastic Waste: Report

"Transitioning away from the take-make-waste model of single-use plastics will take more than corporate leadership and 'enlightened' capital markets; it will require immense political will."

Jenna McGuire ·


EPA Data Kept Secret Under Trump Shows Climate Crisis Becoming 'More Evident, Stronger, and Extreme'

"Combating climate change—it's not optional. It's essential," said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

Jake Johnson ·


'America the Beautiful': Biden Administration Aims to Protect 30% of US Lands and Waters by 2030

"This is a critical opportunity for Americans to come together to build a new, more inclusive model of conservation to save nature, and ultimately ourselves," said one advocate.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Revolving-Door Cronyism': Groups Line Up Against Fossil Fuel Lawyer for Interior

One environmental advocate said that industry-friendly attorney Tommy Beaudreau "has failed to stand up to the fossil fuel industry when it mattered most, and he'll likely fail again if confirmed to this critical position."

Kenny Stancil ·


Cottontail, Dead at 12

Cottontail, one of about 350 remaining North Atlantic right whales, did not have an easy life.

Tim Whitehouse ·


Biden Must Urge Japan to Abandon Dangerous Fukushima Wastewater Plan

The era of intentionally dumping toxic waste in our one global ocean is, or should be, over.

Rick Steiner ·


New Google Earth Timelapse Feature Offers Devastating View of Climate Emergency

"We want this to be very visceral and real for people, and a ray of hope that there's actually a lot we can do."

Kenny Stancil ·

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