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By Katharine Sucher / On May 8th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

By Katharine Sucher / On February 17th, 2017

Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee are hopeful about marine ecosystem-based management (EBM). Rather than lamenting the persistent conflicts in global marine ecosystems, they spent over five years listening to scientists, planners, managers, community...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 6th, 2016

While it has long been clear that the world’s oceans are in trouble, the lack of reliable data on fishery catches has obscured the scale, and nuances, of the crisis. Based on an unprecedented 10-year research study by the world's foremost fisheries...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 3rd, 2015

A drought- and disease-resistant wheat variety growing in Pakistan.

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By Worldwatch Institute / On March 31st, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission.

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By Heather Leslie / On March 2nd, 2015

Puerto Escondido, south of Loreto. Photo by Heather Leslie.

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By Meghan Bartels / On February 20th, 2015

Sunrise in Yosemite National Park.

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By Biohabitats / On February 16th, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtle.

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By Jason Leppig / On November 14th, 2014

Today is the final day of University Press week, and I've asked some of our editors to talk about the field/scholar/research avenue they currently follow. Who is their must-read or follow on social media? Heather Boyer, Executive Editor

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By Meghan Bartels / On September 25th, 2014

Corals and sponges have inspired compounds used to treat cancer, malaria, and viruses.