A recently released World Bank report paints a grim picture of the state of the world’s water supply The report, “Invisible Crisis of Water Quality” warns that poor water quality is a threat to humans and environmental well-being.

The study was conducted using the world’s largest global database…

Read more: World Bank: Water pollution a global health threat

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could double again in the next decade without adequate action, researchers say.

A new study in Scientific Reports assesses for the first time where the combined impacts that humans are having…

Read more: We're really doing a number on the world's oceans

The federal government has taken action recently to reduce the amount of plastic waste found on land and in oceans, rivers and lakes.

In June, for example, it said it would ban single-use plastics by 2021. “It is tough to explain to your children why dead whales are…

Read more: The demand for luxury shellfish is polluting the ocean with plastic

Sustainable management of open-ocean marine life should extend to the ocean midwater, argue MBARI President and CEO Chris Scholin and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President and Director Mark Abbott in a column published in The Hill today.

United Nations delegates will gather in New York next week to…

Read more: Making the case for managing the ocean's twilight zone

Eliminating plastic from the seas is not possible and instead new materials need to be developed to replace plastic, according to the founder of Parley for the Oceans.

Cyrill Gutsch, who founded the organisation to tackle ocean pollution, made the claim in an exclusive interview with Dezeen.

"To…

Read more: "I don't believe we're going to clean up the oceans" says Parley for the Oceans founder Cyrill Gutsch

Rich countries with good recycling infrastructure hold Southeast Asia responsible for plastic waste polluting the sea. A fact-check shows that's not fair.

It's an instinct we reach for when told we've messed up: blame. But when it comes to plastics that sully oceans — killing fish and potentially…

Read more: Whose fault is plastic waste in the ocean?