State of the Oceans — Log 47

State of the Oceans — Log 47

With microplastics being discovered in Colorado rainwater, Alpine ice and Arctic snow, what are governments and corporations doing to address the issue?

State of the Oceans — Log 45

State of the Oceans — Log 45

How industrial fishing affects sharks, a potential new method of cleaning up microplastics and the state of Guam’s coral reefs.

State of the Oceans — Log 44

State of the Oceans — Log 44

Experts warn we have just 18 months to tackle climate change and marine biologists await a treasure trove of new deep sea data.


State of the Oceans — Log 43

State of the Oceans — Log 43

A new study warns that carbon emissions could trigger a mass extinction in the oceans and researchers unveil a biodegradable plastic made from cactus.

State of the Oceans — Log 42

State of the Oceans — Log 42

Temporary fishing bans could be the best way to protect the world’s fish stocks while still providing the world with enough to eat, according to a new study.

State of the Oceans — Log 41

State of the Oceans — Log 41

Scientists discover a new form of plastic pollution, film a giant squid, find wild coral eating plastic and graphically show how our world is heating up.

State of the Oceans — Log 40

State of the Oceans — Log 40

The movement gathers momentum as new plastic bag bans are announced, and biologists record rare north Pacific right whale songs for the first time.

State of the Oceans — Log 39

State of the Oceans — Log 39

Canada moves to ban both single-use plastics and the captivity of whales and dolphins, as US special forces deploy to save coral reefs.

State of the Oceans — Log 38

State of the Oceans — Log 38

New research shows microplastics are common even in deep waters, the US government acts on ocean acidification and why you should never cruise.

State of the Oceans — Log 37

State of the Oceans — Log 37

One of the greatest mysteries about coral reefs has finally been solved, high-tech solutions to whale entanglements, and how students can influence their parents.

State of the Oceans — Log 36

State of the Oceans — Log 36

The importance of mangroves, how plastic impacts ocean bacteria, new findings about Right Whales and a really good reason to protect the deep sea.

State of the Oceans — SPECIAL

State of the Oceans — SPECIAL

The last seven days have brought unprecedented news and action on plastic pollution, so we've dedicated this week's update exclusively to the issue.

State of the Oceans — Special

State of the Oceans — Special

A new UN report warns that 1 million species are at risk of extinction. In this special edition of State of the Oceans, we unpack the findings and look at solutions.

State of the Oceans — Log 33

State of the Oceans — Log 33

Seaweed capsules, a styrofoam ban in Maine, sunscreen vs coral, rising water bottle sales and new protections for Canada’s marine environment.

State of the Oceans — Log 32

State of the Oceans — Log 32

Researchers start tracking plastic in the Indian Ocean, a tribe on the US west coast is feeding starving orca whales and the Greenland Ice Sheet is breaking up.

State of the Oceans — Log 31

State of the Oceans — Log 31

Climate change is affecting sea turtles, microplastics are airborne, North Atlantic right whales are breeding and scientists want to protect 30% of the oceans.

State of the Oceans — Log 30

State of the Oceans — Log 30

Researchers have discovered two new species of cold-water coral, and supermarkets are experimenting with banana-leaf packaging.