Maryland state, federal agencies jointly fund $2.2 million, two-year research effort
Microplastics — microscopic particles of plastic debris — are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms
The open ocean is full of life. Even when you can’t see any fish or crabs or whales, there are microbes galore.
UM scientists offer new information to help improve tropical storm forecasting.
Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University of Michigan study commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation.
MIT is making progress researching common bacterium with the potential to revolutionize the biofuels industry.
While careful management has helped stabilize or even improve the state of fisheries resources in some parts of Europe, the situation in the Mediterranean has deteriorated over the past 20 years.
More and more scientists are asking the public for help instead of relying solely on philanthropies, government and industry. But ‘science has yet to gain Veronica Mars status,’ said one researcher, referencing the Kickstarter-backed film.
The United States on Wednesday designated 685 miles of beaches from Mississippi to North Carolina and 300,000 square miles of ocean off the Gulf and Atlantic coasts as critical nesting and roaming habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles.
Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Seth Stapleton from United States Geological Survey and colleagues.