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Ocean Heatwaves That Instantly Kill Coral Are Getting Worse, Scientists Warn

Marine heatwaves present “a distinct biological phenomenon” from bleaching events, and could threaten the livelihoods of half a billion people.
Becky Ferreira
Madeleine Gregory
8.8.19
sea stars

Warmer Temperatures and Disease Decimated This West Coast Starfish in Two Years

“If it does disappear from these shores, it is gone from the planet.”
Becky Ferreira
1.30.19
Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
OCEAN

Climate Change Is Making Waves Stronger

Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth's surface.
Caroline Haskins
1.14.19
GLOBAL WARMING

2017 Was the Warmest Year for the Ocean on Record

According to a new study, human activity has caused our global ocean to warm to levels never seen on record.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.19
predators

As Ocean Predators Recover, Humans Need to Learn to Coexist

It’s great that sharks, whales, and sea otters are bouncing back in some marine areas. But it may also increase human-wildlife conflicts.
Becky Ferreira
11.22.18
GLOBAL WARMING

Earth’s Oceans Have Absorbed Far More Heat Than Experts Believed, Study Claims

A new study says we’ve vastly underestimated the amount of heat trapped by Earth’s oceans due to global warming.
Sarah Emerson
11.1.18
Motherboard

The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change

According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
Caroline Haskins
11.1.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Oh Good, Someone's Rebuilding the Titanic and Wants to Retrace the Trip

It plans to offer an "authentic Titanic experience" and the director of the project is named Clive Mensink.
River Donaghey
10.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Nude Beach Surfer Headbutts His Way into Shark Attack, Punches His Way Out

"He was just going about his business and I headbutted him so he retaliated."
River Donaghey
10.22.18
Motherboard

You’re Literally Sprinkling Plastic On Your Food

A study published this week in ‘Environmental Science & Technology’ sampled salt brands from across the globe and found 92 percent contained microplastics.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Teen Survived at Sea for 49 Days in This Rickety, Floating Hut

Miraculously, ten ships passed by without seeing him before one finally came to the rescue.
Drew Schwartz
9.24.18
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