The government says the plan is the best way to dispose of water used to prevent the ruined nuclear plant’s damaged reactor cores from melting.
Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.
Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.
He was called the father of underwater archaeology, finding treasures in shipwrecks around the world that illuminated ancient history.
Mars once had rivers, lakes and seas. Although the planet is now desert dry, scientists say most of the water is still there, just locked up in rocks.
Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.
On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.
He hungered to paddle across an ocean so vast it seemed infinite. He did it three times, setting records and becoming a national hero in Poland.
Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.
Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn’s strange moon.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
A new simulation offers a different view of how the continents we live on drifted into their current configuration.
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
Two major November hurricanes slammed into the same part of Nicaraguan coast, laying waste to the Miskito village of Haulover. Faced with a future of intensifying storms, the residents must now consider whether to abandon their way of life by the ocean and move inland.
The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.
One of nature’s most simple creatures has an elegant approach to propulsion.
Linda Zall is disclosing how she toiled anonymously within the intelligence agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.
To conquer the dual, interrelated crises of Covid-19 and climate change we have to start small, and dream big.
If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.
Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.
A new report examines how plastic waste affects marine wildlife.
Massive volcanic eruptions ignited oil and coal deposits in Siberia in the events that led to the Permian-Triassic “Great Dying” event.
In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.
The United States is using more plastic than ever, and waste exported for recycling is often mishandled, according to a new study.
Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.
Over the decades, a mass of flotsam from a freighter accident has inspired scientific discovery, urban legend and, now, an art exhibition commemorating the Great Sneaker Spill of 1990.
Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
New research shows that the quantity of fragments embedded in the sea floor far exceeds the plastic floating on the ocean’s surface.
Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?
The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.
New genetic evidence builds the case that single-celled marine microbes might chow down on viruses.
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.
Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region.
A new study suggests that the ocean’s strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.
A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.
Climate forecasters said the pattern would affect weather across the globe.
A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.
Mapping currents in the Southern Ocean is vital to monitoring climate change, but hard to conduct. So scientists turned to seals for help.
The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.
Ever wonder how underwater creatures make light? Or what a Carolina leaf-roller eats? Our list of apps, podcasts and websites will help you figure out what’s going on in the great outdoors.
Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.
I kept seeing people in Sydney carry spearguns to and from the ocean. To understand why, I held my breath and dived in.
Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.
Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.
There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of such holes on the ocean floor. Scientists are planning a mission to the one they call the “Green Banana.”
By Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Gonzalo had weakened while Tropical Storm Hanna had strengthened, a meteorologist said. Douglas, in the Pacific Ocean, remained a Category 3 hurricane.
A rusting vessel used for years to store oil off Yemen’s coast poses what the United Nations has called a dire and entirely preventable threat of ecological catastrophe.
“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.