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Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

In just the last month, nine fin whale carcasses have been discovered in Alaska, and no one knows what is killing them. The endangered fin whales’ …

Pope Francis says global warming is 'mostly manmade'

As the United States Senate prepares to vote on a non-binding resolution on whether or not manmade global warming exists, Pope Francis weighed in on …

Pope Francis

Increase in sick sea lions may be caused by storms, strong surf

Two months after rescuing a sea lion nicknamed Luci in Laguna Beach, volunteers released her into the ocean healthier than ever.<p>But it's a very …

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

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Google Helps Map Illegal Fishing

Google is lending its big data analytics technology to another environmental research project, this time it’s one meant to support the push for more sustainable commercial fishing initiatives.<p>The project, called Global Fishing Watch, is a collaboration between Google Earth, non-profit digital …

Rhino horn kills

Buying rhino horn, means killing a rhino. It’s not just as simple as taking their horn, but instead slaying the magnificent beast it belongs to.

Midwestern waters are full of bee-killing pesticides.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Identify the Docile Honeybee from its More Aggressive Counterparts

Did you know that one out of three bites of food that Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination? Honeybees play a …

Insects

Can Mexico save the endangered vaquitas? (Opinion) - CNN.com

A vaquita trapped in a fishing net at the Gulf of California, Mexico.<p><i>Editor's note: Omar Vidal is director general of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico. Robert L. Brownell Jr. has studied marine mammals all over the world since the 1960s. Zhou Kaiya is a professor at Nanjing Normal University and</i> …

California shark bite victim feared for his life

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he …

Millions of tons of ocean plastic have gone missing

New study suggests animals are eating our garbage<p>For a decade or more, scientists have assumed our seas carry millions of tons of plastic, much of which should be floating in open water, forming vast midocean "gyres" — islands of man-made mess such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But according …

Obama announces plan to save honey bees

The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.<p>President Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators.<p>Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables, and are …

INFOGRAPHIC: Why We Should All Eat Insects

Though some may balk at the proposal, eating insects can change the world for the better. They’re efficient to produce, healthy, and absolutely …

Insects

Obama Proposes Creation Of World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

President Obama unveiled a proposal on Tuesday that would create the world's largest ocean sanctuary south and west of Hawaii, <i>The Washington Post</i> and The Associated Press are reporting.<p>According to the outlets, Obama intends to expand a sanctuary created by George W. Bush. Under the proposal, the …

Scientists Close In On What’s Killing Sea Stars

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. -- Drew Harvell peers into the nooks and crannies along the rocky shoreline of Eastsound on Orcas Island. Purple and orange …

Got Milkweed? Crowdfunding Creates a Butterfly Effect for National Parks

Late last month, 30 middle-school students in Queens, New York, planted 200 new milkweed plants at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to provide habitat …

What Is the Problem With Our Oceans?

Have you been to the beach lately? Maybe you have noticed a few cans, some plastic bottles, and maybe some other debris and thought “it doesn’t …

My passion for the ocean

As John F Kennedy said: "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence …

Imperiled Oceans on Twitter: "What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch & why should we care — infographic via @ProjectOceanus http://t.co/izm9i0mJb4 http://t.co/TXFmpd7El4"

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The Fishing Industry Is Poised To Lose Billions Due To Climate Change, Report Finds

The global fishing industry is poised to lose $17 to $41 billion by 2050 due to climate change’s effects on the marine environment, according to a …

Environmentalists Sue US Government to Get Bees Listed as Endangered Animals

What’s an insect have to do to get on the endangered species list these days? That’s the question some environmentalists are asking after a failed …

Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Cash-strapped Idaho architect Macy Miller wanted a place of her own without the burdensome mortgage, so she decided to build a tiny house from the …

Tiny House Movement