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Can Anything Be Done to Stop Overfishing?

It’s a complex problem, but a combination of smart fisheries management and consumer vigilance can encourage more sustainable practices.

Atlantic Oil Drilling Is a Terrible Idea

ExplainerUnited States
While past leasing proposals have included the Atlantic among other large swaths of the U.S. coastline, today the vast majority of Americans agree that opening up more areas for leasing spells disaster for our climate and our economy.

Orcas in Peril, Part I: An Ocean Empty of Food

ExplainerUnited States, InternationalPerrin Ireland
Southern Resident killer whales of the Salish Sea face many challenges, but the threat of death from starvation is especially dire. Thankfully, there's a solution—and we need to help make it happen.

What We Learned from the BP Oil Disaster

ExplainerUnited States, LouisianaPatrick Rogers
The resulting loss to life, livelihoods, and the environment hasn't slowed offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. But it should.

Disaster in the Gulf

ExplainerUnited StatesNicole Greenfield
Years later, not much has changed—including the impulse to drill.

The Blue (Plastic) Planet

ExplainerInternationalBrian Palmer
You've probably heard that there's a lot of plastic swimming around in our oceans. But do you know how much? (Spoiler alert: It's way more than you think.)

There Are Other Sharks in the Sea

ExplainerInternationalJason Bittel
Shark Week has been running for 28 years, and yet so many endangered sharks are still waiting for their close-up.

Devil in the Deep Blue Sea

ExplainerUnited States, International
Climate change is likely to make existing ocean dead zones...deader.