Wide shot of snowy barren land with a white car parked in the middle

Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled

Top of The World

Canadian company TC Energy withdraws from Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project after President Biden canceled its permit earlier this year. And, the number of undocumented migrants reaching the US-Mexico border hits its highest level in more than 20 years. Also, Moscow court labels organization of President Putin’s political foe, Alexei Navalny, as an “extremist” group.

Kristal Ambrose, Bahamas Plastic Movement

Bahamas Plastic Movement founder wins Goldman Environmental Prize

the lush Antarctic seafloor

Mapping the colorful and diverse creatures of the Antarctic seas

Synergy: Artists Take on Ocean Science

Arts, Culture & Media

Diving Deep for Site-Specific Art

Arts, Culture & Media
There may be thousands of kinds of jellyfish that have yet to be discovered, even though thousands have already been identified.

New book sheds light on the amazing capabilities of jellyfish, addresses myths and misperceptions


Jellyfish have been getting a pretty bad rap lately. One author is out to change that with a new book.

A simulation of the floating screens to be deployed by Ocean Cleanup to capture small plastic down to 1 cm, up to massive discarded fishing nets.

Two proposals to clean up our oceans of garbage: Will either work?


Marine scientists estimate that over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the oceans. So is there any way to clean up all that floating mess?

Wind patterns in the ice pack that covers the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on March 18, 2011.

Sea ice has hit new record lows at both poles


These are the smallest polar ice caps in the Arctic and Antarctic this time of year in the 38-year satellite record.

Unhealthy pteropod showing effects of ocean acidification

Can a lawsuit against the EPA help solve ocean acidification?


The lawsuit says that the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t set appropriate standards to protect US coastal waters.

A scavenger collects plastic for recycling in a river covered with rubbish in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 20, 2009.

5 countries dump more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined


Plastics are destroying ocean ecosystems — here are the worst offenders.