About 88 to 95 percent of marine plastic waste is estimated to come from 10 rivers in Asia and Africa, according to a study by German researchers. And one of those rivers, the Mekong, is facing an increasing pollution crisis caused by plastic bags and bottles near its…

Read more: About 90% of marine plastic waste originates in 10 rivers in Asia, Africa: study

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research.

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles…

Read more: Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle

We have paddled the first nautical miles of a long voyage. The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters about a treaty to protect all the oceans which lie beyond national borders is coming to an end.

It’s been two weeks of political meetings, origami turtles, too many…

Read more: What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

Ten countries have resolved to end coastal, marine environmental pollution and degradation in the Western Indian Ocean region.

A cargo ship docks at the port of Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG

The countries which are also the contracting parties for the Nairobi Convention are Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar,…

Read more: 10 countries unite to fight against marine pollution menace

The Pacific Ocean has a pollution problem. It's especially apparent at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a 1-million-square-mile stretch of water between California and Hawaii churning with up to 2.65 million tons of plastic waste. Now, after five years in development, an initiative aimed at reducing the floating…

Read more: The Ocean Cleanup Deploys a 2000-Foot Net to Catch the Pacific Ocean's Trash

Even before the dust settles over investigations on grabbing of a huge chunk of land at Kibarani, Mombasa, environmentalists now want investors compelled to fund construction of a public park in what they are calling “environmental justice” and restitutive development”.

Acting chairperson National Lands Commission Abigael Mbagaya with…

Read more: Developers on the spot over erosion of ocean ecosystem