G20 starts discussion on marine plastic waste

G20 started a four-day meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday about ways to reduce…

Ocean cleaning device successfully collects plastic for the first time

A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean an island of trash in the ocean…

Thousands of ships have been equipped with devices to divert poisonous air pollution into the sea.

Global shipping companies have spent billions manipulating vessels with “cheating devices” that bypass the…

Antibiotic resistance increases among dolphins, study reveals

Antibiotic resistance is increasing in dolphins, the researchers said, reflecting the trend observed in…

Fukushima fishermen concerned about future after release of radioactive water in ocean

On 11 March 2011 afternoon, Tetsu Nozaki watched helplessly as a wall of…

After bronze and iron, welcome to the age of plastic, scientists say

Research shows that plastic pollution is being deposited in the fossil record, with the…

Scientists induce reproduction of endangered coral

Florida scientists artificially induced the reproduction of a species of Atlantic coral threatened by…

Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 'Very Bad' State

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in terrible shape because of climate change,…

New Zealand bans dolphin swimming

The New Zealand government has banned tourists from swimming with dolphins in an attempt to save…

Microplastics in water are not harmful to humans, says WHO report

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence until…

Japan will resume efforts to combat Fukushima contaminated water

Japan is resuming efforts to disperse the accumulation of contaminated water at the nuclear power plant…

Canada creates Arctic protected marine zone

Canada will create a protected marine area in the country's Arctic region, where climate change…

Antarctic glacial melt may become irreversible

Antarctica faces a tipping point where glacial melt will accelerate and become…

Alaskan heat alarms residents

Sea ice along northern Alaska has disappeared long before normal in this…

Japan proposes structure to monitor plastic waste in the oceans

G20 Environment and Energy Ministers met on 15 and 16…

G20 to create international structure to reduce marine plastic pollution

The 20 largest economies group agreed on Sunday with the creation of an international structure…

G20 wants to combat oceanic plastic garbage

Japan wants to make reducing excess plastic waste in the oceans a priority in…

Whale hunting returns on 1 of July in Japan

Japan will resume commercial whaling on July 1 in Kushiro, Japan.

Japan bans plastic bags in stores to combat marine pollution

Japan plans to make plastic bags mandatory in supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores…

The world's fishing fleet has increased and this may be bad for the planet.

The world's fishing fleet has more than doubled since 1950, but not because fishing…

Decline of whale population linked to ocean warming, says poll

The threat to the North Atlantic right whale faces greater odds because its main source of…