Some vessels use ocean rendezvous to exchange contraband, and even captive crew. But big data tools are finding new ways to track these activities from outer space.
A new report by the nonprofit Oceana spotlights weird cases of fishing vessels switching off their public trackers.
The US Department of the Interior has placed the Arctic Ocean off-limits for oil or gas drilling, setting up another obstacle for Trump's energy prospects.
DiCaprio says that the technology, called Global Fishing Watch, will "empower citizens across the globe to become powerful advocates for our oceans."
The problem is not simply a cheaper fish being sold as a more expensive one. Instead, fish that are disappearing from the face of the earth may be on your plate—and slipping down your gullet.
The ripples of climate change are being seen all around the world, but it’s not often they wash up on our very doorstep.
“I think if we can empower people to watch this tragedy unfold on their phones, we can break this cycle.”
The world in one night, white furniture, slot machines, and the illusion that time doesn't exist.
Norway's state-run oil company Statoil is the latest fossil fuel company to walk away from exploratory drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea off the Alaskan coast.
The company said it was unable to find "sufficient" amounts of oil and natural gas to warrant continued drilling.
The Great Mayan Reef wowed Darwin and Cousteau, and was under threat of oil drilling by Belize's government. A civil movement to stop the plan forced Belize to drop its appeals aimed at opening offshore drilling.