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Israeli startup UBQ claims it can convert trash into pellets, which can then be converted into a base for plastic.

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics industry — and these companies are racing to deliver

More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate new forms of plastic that can be recycled over and over.
A banded driftfish seeks shelter in the tentacles of an amakusa jellyfish.

32 award-winning underwater photos reveal a troupe of tiny seahorses, a hot-pink sea slug, and fish living in beer bottles

The images that took first place in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition showcase the beauty and drama of ocean life.
A banded driftfish seeks shelter in the tentacles of an amakusa jellyfish.

32 award-winning underwater photos reveal a troupe of tiny seahorses, a hot-pink sea slug, and fish living in beer bottles

The images that took first place in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition showcase the beauty and drama of ocean life.
Bleached coral in Tahiti, French Polynesia, as seen in late May 2019.

We’ve put the heat equivalent of 3.6 billion Hiroshima bomb explosions into the oceans. The water was hotter last year than ever in recorded his...

Warmer oceans kill coral, fish, and seabirds, while supercharging hurricanes and melting polar glaciers.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

The only #2009vs2019 photos we should care about — people are using the ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s ha...

The only #2009vs2019 photos that really matter: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have changed our planet in the past decade.
Eelpout fish and bone-eating worms devour the remains of a baleen whale in Monterey Bay, California, October 16, 2019.

Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale...

During an unmanned dive in Monterey Bay, California, marine researchers filmed fish and worms munching on a whale carcass.
Seagulls search for food near a sewage-discharge area next to piles of plastic bottles on the coast near Beirut, Lebanon, on July 19, 2018.

New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit

Up to 14 million tons of plastic enters the ocean annually. A study shows that dumping from ships may be the source of a lot of that pollution.
A large school of Banana fusilier fish swims over the colorful field of soft corals in the Hin Khao reef near Satun, Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

Eating more seafood could help us slow the planet’s warming — part of a handful of climate solutions the ocean offers

A UN report found that oceans are warming and sea levels rising due to climate change. Solutions to this trend could come from the water itself.
The ship, Arctic Sunrise, surrounded by ice floes in the ocean near Svalbard, Norway.

Melting ice is slowing down the Atlantic ocean’s circulation system. Yes, that’s similar to what happens in ‘The Day After Tomorrow....

A new UN report found global oceans could rise 3 feet by 2100 due in part to melting ice. That melt could also slow the Atlantic ocean current system.
The ship Arctic Sunrise surrounded by ice floes in the ocean near Svalbard, Norway.

Sea levels are projected to rise 3 feet within 80 years, according to a new UN report. Hundreds of millions of people could be displaced.

By the end of the century, global sea levels may be 3 feet higher due to melting ice sheets, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports.