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Why we need to respect Earth’s last great wilderness – the ocean
There are plans to harness our seas to help tackle the effects of the climate emergency. But without understanding and respect a life support system for our planet could be trashed

Helen Czerski

04, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Adventurers reach Rockall in bid to live on north Atlantic islet for 60 days
After defying rough seas, team leader Cam Cameron aims to beat 45-day record for staying on isolated rock

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

31, May, 2023 @3:51 PM

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‘It’s ridiculously antiquated’: could robot boats transform marine science?
No one has yet been able to sail an autonomous boat across the Atlantic, but a young couple in Wales hope their craft will revolutionise ocean monitoring of temperatures, wildlife and more

Colin Drury in Caernarfon

29, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Up to 70% of California beaches could disappear by end of the century
A new study uses satellites to predict what California’s famous coastline could look like by 2100

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

27, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Seaweed could avert food crisis caused by extreme weather
Scientists believe Ulva can become a staple crop via undersea farming – once people acquire a taste for it

Paul Brown

26, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Slowing ocean current caused by melting Antarctic ice could have drastic climate impact, study says
The Southern Ocean overturning circulation has ebbed 30% since the 90s, CSIRO scientist claims, leading to higher sea levels and changing weather

Donna Lu

25, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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MEPs accused of ‘culture war against nature’ by opposing restoration law
Fears biodiversity proposals could be abandoned amid opposition from lobby groups and some countries

Patrick Greenfield

25, May, 2023 @9:24 AM

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Discovered in the deep: scientists solve mystery of ‘pogo-stick’ seabed holes
When scientists discovered tunnels on the bed of the Bering Sea, they were baffled. Now they think they have found the culprit

Helen Scales

22, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Young humpbacks ‘full of beans’ as whale-watching season takes off in Sydney
Up to 50,000 whales expected to pass Australia’s east coast during annual migration from Antartica to Great Barrier Reef

Jordyn Beazley

22, May, 2023 @3:53 AM

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Is it too late to halt deep-sea mining? Meet the activists trying to save the seabed
If mining companies are given the go-ahead to exploit the ocean depths, the environmental cost will be devastating. As the clock ticks down to a crucial deadline in July, Michael Segalov reports

Michael Segalov

21, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Tim Winton on waiting for the wonder of coral spawn: ‘Honestly, come night number six, I’m over it’
From freediving at night to eating raw shrimp straight from the sea, the author catalogues the tribulations – and magic – of watching the annual regeneration of Ningaloo Reef

Tim Winton

19, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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English water companies offer apology and £10bn investment for sewage spills
Under-fire bosses announce ‘unprecedented plan’ to reduce last year’s 300,000 incidents of sewage pollution

Alex Lawson

17, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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