Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role. Scientists say that more sustainable development policies can help blunt the impacts of rising seas.
The ocean economy is growing as commercial use of the ocean accelerates, while progress toward achieving international goals for ocean conservation and sustainability is lagging.
The cost of adapting to climate change increases every year.
Floodplains around Australia's largest national park are undergoing a visible transformation as rising sea levels push saltwater further from the coast into its freshwater river systems.
A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that the evolution of teeth in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its relatives was a by-product of becoming huge, rather than an adaptation to new feeding habits.
Norway, one of the wealthiest countries in the world due to its oil and gas reserves, is looking to transition to deep-sea mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in high demand in green technologies.
Curtin University researchers have used ancient crystals from eroded rocks found in stream sediments in Greenland to successfully test the theory that portions of Earth's ancient crust acted as 'seeds' from which later generations of crust grew.
Two years ago, a law banning the wasteful practice of tossing unwanted fish overboard came fully into effect in European waters.
Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery and making it harder for businesses grappling with soaring freight costs to weather another year like 2020.
Land-based hatchery would grow 3 million salmon per year, supply 13 fish farms
TULUM, Mexico (AP) — The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic winter in the United States.
Central America experienced one of its most intense hurricane seasons in 2020.
The Government of Canada has allowed for three offshore exploration drilling projects operated by BHP, Equinor, and Chevron to proceed. The oil companies can now move forward with obtaining further authorizations and permits from federal departments.
My excitement grew as we approached Muthupet, some 350 kms south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
Business owners on Great Barrier Island are struggling to keep up with an influx of visitors over summer.
The government has set out its commitment to international marine and fisheries science by signing an agreement which will ensure continued partnership with the International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
In a new study, researchers determined that 19 percent of the world’s population, accounting for 21 percent of the global GDP, will be affected by land subsidence by 2040.
Some corals managed to survive a recent and globally unprecedented heatwave, according to new research.
Hunger for sand destroys flood embankments around the Jamuna river, putting farmlands at risk in Tangail and Sirajganj districts.
As tankers begin taking oil from Red Sea to Mediterranean, hundreds of experts write that a leak could ravage marine life and destroy world’s only reef spared by climate change
Plans to free up prime swim spots in the Marlborough Sounds could force mussel farms further from shore.
Summer holiday-makers dreaming of buying their own waterfront property will have to be ready to spend big bucks, new data shows.
An ambitious new experiment taking place at Raversijde by Ostend will allow scientists to measure exactly how hard the sea beats against the land, causing erosion.
Marine Scotland has been accused of allowing “an environmental disaster” by mismanaging fishing and refusing to exclude trawlers from inshore areas where fishermen catch prawns.
An invisible flow of groundwater seeps into the ocean along coastlines all over the world.
As this beguiling South Australian island recovers from its devastating bushfires, Bruce Pascoe hopes its Aboriginal past plays a role in defining its future
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three species of black coral have been discovered on the seabed of the northern Pacific Ocean, an area where several countries have contracts to explore for metals including cobalt and nickel as they race to find new supplies of the key battery elements.
It is difficult to deny how from a geographical point of view world trade develops through the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Guinea, the North Sea, Alaska and the Caribbean. It is equally difficult to deny that the main hubs through which global trade transits are – as has been pointed out several times on these pages – the Suez Canal, the Strait of Malacca and the Cape of Good Hope.
A futuristic throwback - a huge, wind-driven cargo ship - could help end the fossil fuel era and curb climate change, its designers say
In this commentary, Simon Cripps, the Executive Director for the Global Marine Program at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), argues that one of the biggest challenges in getting political will for protecting 30 percent of the oceans in MPAs by 2030 and maintaining it thereafter is financial.
Newly released documents reveal that BP was behind the toxic oil involved in the Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean last year.
A year of coronavirus-related disruption and corporate restructurings in 2020 has changed the landscape for wind turbine manufacturing.
The coastal setting around Sequim Bay has always been a special place with distinctive people.
G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race.
Researchers have found a novel way to identify heat-stressed corals, which could help scientists pinpoint the coral species that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change, according to a Rutgers-led study.
Just last year, the east coast of Africa experienced two of the strongest tropical cyclones to make landfall in history.
U.S. adoption of offshore wind technology has been slow compared to European counterparts.
Aquaculture development is strained by a hesitancy to envision large-scale change. Fostering minor, incremental improvements to livelihoods that are not sustainable perpetuates the norm and only sustains poverty rather than alleviating it.
A popular reef along the Ke Ga Beach in the south central province of Binh Thuan has been destroyed by a private tourism project.
The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about a third of the globe’s surface.
New Zealand could be in deep water if we don’t dampen our enthusiasm for coastal real estate.
Goa, a western coastal state and major tourist destination, is welcoming visitors after months under a COVID-19 lockdown. But the comeback has been slow, and often painful.
Fewer than 20 million foreign visitors have come to Spain in 2020 and revenues in the sector have plummeted by more than 75%, figures not seen in 50 years
THEY love scallops in Oban. “We can’t get enough of them to meet demand,” smiles Carol Watt, whose family firm has been selling fish in the Argyll port for more than a century.
The bird charity RSPB has criticised a government decision to permit an offshore wind farm expected to harm birds feeding in the North Sea.
Bali's iconic beaches and typically idyllic waters have transformed into rubbish dumps with tonnes of filth piling higher than deck chairs where Australian tourists once sunned themselves on holiday.
An international research team that included three scientists from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has discovered single-celled microorganisms in a location where they didn’t expect to find them.
It was identified solely by high-definition footage captured at the bottom of the ocean.
ByAdam Bankhurst / IGN
Not all islands are sinking. We can fight global warming while acknowledging the wonder of the natural world.
A recent study of Greenland’s ice sheet found that glaciers are retreating in nearly every sector of the island, while also undergoing other physical changes. Some of those changes are causing the rerouting of freshwater rivers beneath the ice.
The Planning Inspectorate in the UK has confirmed that the application for the 2.4-GW Hornsea Project Three offshore windfarm has finally been given development consent.
The United States has taken another step forward as an international leader in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing — a practice that threatens global food security, damages economies, and risks the sustainability of fisheries and marine ecosystems.
With climate change causing more extreme coastal erosion and sea level rise, coastal communities are going to have to decide how to adapt. Stuff’s senior Northland reporter Denise Piper looks at two different approaches in two very different seaside localities.
Senior climate correspondent Louise Boyle asked scientists, activists and environmental lawyers to shine a light on some good news in 2020
It's taken nearly five years, 45 research expeditions, and more than 80 scientists and students, but the largest oceanic research enterprise, the ATLAS project, is officially complete.
Rising ocean temperatures will likely mean more jellyfish blooms in New Zealand this summer, NIWA says.
The low-rise Norwegian city of Trondheim is a quaint, colorful port with medieval origins. At first glance, the former Viking capital doesn’t look futuristic. But it’s the headquarters of a pioneering transport initiative: a self-driving fully-electric ferry.
Photographers from the PA news agency have captured a range of images this year showing our enduring relationship with the sea, from storm-lashed piers and dangerous rescue missions, to fun at the beach and a festive dip.
ByThe Irish News
By retracing the steps of scientists working at the turn of the last century, modern researchers document how fish communities have been altered
Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia
Climate change and rising sea levels are breaking down the ecosystems that protect coastal communities and their threshold for recovery is lower than previously thought, report researchers.
In a previous letter to The Chronicle Herald, I noted that DFO should set the rules for the aboriginal and existing commercial fishery and negotiate later.
Imagine you are on the coast, looking out to sea. In front of you lies 100 meters of barren sand that looks like a beach at low tide with gentle waves beyond. And yet there are no tides.
Scotland's fishing industry will have access to fewer cod, haddock, whiting and saithe under the new Brexit deal, according to the Scottish government.
Seven square meters of a HK oyster reef can filter up to one Olympic swimming pool of water in a single day
Demand for plant-based food and nutrition is growing. According to recent retail sales data, grocery sales of plant-based foods in place of animal products grew 29% in the U.S. to $5 billion between 2017 and 2019.
As many as 2,067 lives lost to floods in India through the year, the highest in the world due to climate change-induced events
'If it's not maintained it's likely not going to work for you when you need it'
HALIFAX – The pandemic may have dominated headlines globally but in the fall, a clash on Canada’s east coast stole some attention from COVID-19.
Sea level could rise higher than current estimates by 2100 if climate change is unchallenged, according to a new assessment.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt ploughed ahead with a “beach nourishment” project in his electorate even though the Victorian government had decided that such short-term fixes were a case of throwing away good money. Dr Sarah Russell reports.
Exclusive: Ocean temperatures to peak at about 1C above average in April, according to forecast, threatening marine life and coral
Researchers from the ICTA-UAB and the UPCT will analyze the entry routes of nutrients, trace metals and pollutants caused by human activity into the Mar Menor
Researcher says 80 per cent chance a ship strike would be fatal, even under current speed restrictions
THE WATER WAS BITTERLY COLD, SURFACE CONDITIONS WERE HORRIBLE, AND WE BOUNCED ALL OVER THE BOAT ON OUR WAY TO THE DEEP DIVE SITE.
What do these tragic events tell us about human-shark interactions?
Every one of the world’s coral reefs could bleach by the end of the century, unless there are drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fishing vessels with crews of forced labourers behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fleet, according to a study purporting to be the first to remotely identify vessels potentially engaged in modern slavery.
Responses to global emergencies like climate change and pandemics must have justice at their core because the poor and powerless suffer more than the privileged and entitled.
A project to construct the world's first zero-emission hydrogen vessels has been awarded NOK 219 million ($25 million) by the Norwegian government-owned organization Enova.
A new restaurant that is under construction on a popular beach in Kato Paphos has environmentalists angrily protesting over both its position and design, following recent storms that saw huge waves batter the building.
Ecological considerations are providing an interesting context for the North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme.
Known locally as ‘Stalin’s Red Army’, an invasion of king crabs from Russia created a lucrative industry, and difficult choices
CONSERVATIONISTS have hailed the discovery of a previously-unknown reef of endangered sea creatures in the Clyde as “extraordinary”.
Climate change and rising sea levels are breaking down the ecosystems that protect coastal communities. Texas A&M researchers have found their threshold for recovery is lower than previously thought.
Member states blame uncertainty over Brexit as reason for breach of next year’s limits
The jagged terrain of Greenland's mountains is protecting some of the island's outlet glaciers from warm coastal waters, according to a team of researchers that included scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA.
The stickleback is a well-studied system in freshwater lakes, but the evolution of convergent morphotypes that occupy different positions in the water column in marine environments is less clear.
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the first half of 2020, the lack of human activity around the world resulted in a 9% drop in the greenhouse gas emissions at the root of climate change.
Results ratify the importance of marine reservoirs
Beach communities along the coast from northern NSW to southern Queensland are assessing the damage from a "generational" erosion event with the prospect of more storms and high tides ahead.
A study based on new high-resolution supercomputer simulations, published in this week's issue of the journal Science Advances, reveals that global warming will intensify landfalling tropical cyclones of category 3 or higher in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, while suppressing the formation of weaker events.
Following a historic vote in parliament, the Norwegian Government on Tuesday announced its funding decision for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project in Norway.
What does a total solar eclipse look like from space? A satellite also watched Monday's event and captured stunning views of the phenomenon.