UK launches world’s largest ocean monitoring system

The £2m Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network is expected to allow scientists to improve their understanding of the marine environment and restore the oceans

Plastic waste can cause deformities in marine life

A new study led by scientists from the University of Exeter found sea urchins raised in plastic-contaminated seawater samples suffered from a range of abnormalities, including deformed skeletons and nervous systems

World’s most remote island creates huge marine protection zone

Tristan da Cunha, home to the world’s most remote human settlement, has declared 687,000 square kilometres in the Atlantic Ocean will be protected

Your seafood platter might contain a hidden ingredient – plastic

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland studied five different kinds of seafood and found traces of plastic in every sample

‘Technologies to clean plastic waste from ocean surface won’t work’

Scientists say newly announced devices to skim rubbish from the top of the world’s seas won’t have any significant impact in cleaning up pollution

New technology centre for ocean and environment launched in Norway

The World Economic Forum and Aker Group have announced the establishment of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway)

Boris Johnson pledges £10m to protect Amazon rainforest

Fires have been raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest, one of the most important carbon sinks

Forget green energy – low carbon power is going blue

Blue energy, which refers to the energy released when freshwater mixes with the ocean, could harness as much as 2TW of clean electricity

Irish 18-year-old invents way to remove microplastics from water

Fionn Ferreira from Cork has won the $50,000 top prize at the 2019 Google Science Fair in California

Marine plastic pollution
Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans ‘costs up to $2.5bn a year’

A new report suggests plastic pollution could be responsible for the benefit humans can gain from oceans falling by 5%