Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags...

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Mangrove planting in Kiribati. Photo by Kennedy Warne.


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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in green, with human cell, grey.

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

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

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The National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, New Zealand.

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Editor's note: To celebrate the official publication today of Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans, we thought we'd share Tim...

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A humpback whale in Alaska.

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Containing about one-third of the world’s coastal old-growth rainforests, the Tongass is the “crown jewel” of the National Forest System. Its pristine rivers produce more salmon than any other place on earth. The regional economy is tied to the health of...


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