Research suggests that the name of a product affects our perceptions of it – before we have even tried it.
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~5 min
As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
Feb. 9, 2021 • ~9 min
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~8 min
A high seas treaty could help rebuild populations – but time is running out.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~7 min
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
Fish farms feed millions of people around the world, but they also consume a lot of fish that are dried or ground up to make aquafeed. Researchers are developing more sustainable alternatives.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~7 min
The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don't we eat more fish?
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min