Plastic blag floating in water

The international statistic of the year

Roland Geyer's much lauded finding is a sobering one: 91 percent of the world's plastic waste has never been recycled.

Moon jellyfish

Secrets of the jellyfish genome

The first in-depth look at the jellyfish genome shows how they build a complex life history with simple genes.

Las Varas Ranch

UC Santa Barbara's new coastal jewel

Philanthropist Charles T. Munger makes a gift of the 1800-acre Las Varas Ranch.

Southern Ocean storm

Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Scripps researchers use oxygen, carbon dioxide measurements to infer ocean temperature increase.

Vape pen stuck in sand

E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

E-cigarettes may be hotly debated, but one thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.

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Sniffing out sharks

A white shark’s acute sense of smell is legendary. Now humans can sniff them out as well.

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A guilt-free flip-flop

Affordable, sustainable footwear is possible — thanks to the power of algae.

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The last wild ocean

Only 13 percent of the ocean can still be classified as wilderness.

Tiger shark at Shark Park

Welcome to shark park

UC Davis shark-tagging research helps make North America's biggest marine protected area seven times larger.

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How California's sea stars are evolving past a devastating pandemic

Sea star wasting disease provides a rare opportunity to watch a species bounce back from near-total collapse.