Technology & Engineering

Lights Out for Hawai‘i’s Seabirds
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Scientists hope lasers can save endangered seabirds from power line collisions.

Refuge for the Ridgway’s Rail
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Inventive island homes are helping this endangered bird keep its head above water.

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

There’s Probably Plastic in Your Sea Salt
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Now you can season your plastic-contaminated fish with plastic-contaminated sea salt.

Hamburg’s Half-Billion-Dollar Bet
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The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

Brazil Gets Lit
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Artificial lighting is spreading across the country, with unknown effects on its wildlife.

Detoxing the Ocean
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New technology could pull toxic metals out of contaminated water.

The Path of the Unseen Whale
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Just as a hunter leaves a trail in the snow, a whale forms prints on the water’s surface.

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
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Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Cambodia’s Dirty Business
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Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.

Seismic Surveys Force Fish to Flee
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New research reveals that reef fish hide from the sharp sounds of seismic airguns.

Caller ID for Dolphins
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Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies species by their calls and could help make population estimates.

Arctic Shipping Traffic Has Been Rising for Decades
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The opening of the Arctic Ocean is not a new phenomenon.

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
Video

On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

Tapping the Freshwater Ocean Under the Sea
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Vast stores of fresh water exist deep beneath the seafloor—but who gets to decide how they’re used?

Protecting Blue Whales by Predicting Where They’ll Be
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Researchers are using historical tracking data and environmental modeling to calculate where blue whales will congregate.

Reinforce and Build
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The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches.

The Big Sort
Features

Clearing tonnes of plastic debris off beaches is only the first step—then comes the conundrum of what to do with it all.

Forget Fiberglass, This Surfing Champion Rides Reeds
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An ancient Peruvian tradition of building and paddling reed boats is kept alive by a small group of fishermen, including Juninho Urcia, a...

How High Schoolers’ Hacks Fixed a Whale Snot-Collecting Drone
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SnotBot got a boost from teen roboticists. 

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