Tagged: oceans


Swimming in a sea of plastic

Over five trillion tonnes of plastic particles weighing nearly 260,000 tonnes are afloat in the world’s oceans, according to a new study. Large plastic pieces are often found on coastlines, while microplastics are mostly...


Oceans need better legal protection

Climate change, pollution and overfishing are taking our oceans to the brink of disaster. To prevent further, irreversible exploitation of this natural resource, the oceans should be granted ‘common heritage of mankind’ status under...