A brewery designed a genius new six-pack that solves a big environmental problem.

Chris Gove loves the ocean so much, he named his brewery after it. in 2013 with four childhood friends, is an avid surfer and follower of all things aquatic, including marine life. The problem? Selling six-packs of beer entail producing a lot of plastic waste… That didn’t sit right with Gove and his cofounders, who […]

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The ocean is full of crime. And the only ones saving the day? Not even law enforcement.

Aside from the occasional joke about a pirate, how many of us actually think about outlaws in the oceans? You seem … blue. Image via Tiago Fioreze/ Wikimedia Commons. Normal , nonprofessional seafarers like most of us probably don’t. That’s the duty of … who? Countries with coastlines? Nations have navies and law enforcement for […]

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Feeling bad about your indebtednes? Seychelles just employed theirs to save the ocean.

Go to Kenya, run down to the coast, and swim kind of east-ish for a thousand miles, and you’ll hit the Seychelles archipelago . They also have, like, the coolest flag ever. Image from Vxb8 3/ Wikimedia. And, like many nations these days, they owe some debt. But something fairly clever just happened. In a […]

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5,000 people drown in Lake Victoria each year. A single text message could help save them.

Lake Victoria is a rich fishing ground in eastern Africa, but it’s also stormy very stormy. In fact, lightning has been recorded 4 out of every 5 days of the year in Kampala, the Ugandan capital city situated along the lake’s northern edge. And without reliable, accessible weather forecast, these cyclones can catch fishermen and […]

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When an aquarium required a name for a newborn penguin, they knew simply who to ask.

The most adorable resident of Chicago’s world-renowned aquarium ultimately has a name. Chick 23, a rockhopper penguin born at Shedd Aquarium last June, was named by members of theAnn& Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicagocommunity, who voted to name the little guyDiego. GIF via Shedd Aquarium/ Facebook. Diego has come a long way in […]

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Climate change could change what we eat. It’s already happening in Africa.

If your livelihood depends on crops, which need water, and there isnt any water … what do you do? Borrie Erasmus fought with this very problem only this year in South Africa. His family has lived on the same farmland for 50 years. It usually rains between October and April in the region, but in […]

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Assure 8 photos of the float house that could save lives someday.

News flash: Our sea levels are rising at an unprecedented rate, and low-lying cities are already ankle-deep in the effects. Case in phase: Venice, Italy. Photo by Chris Chabot/ Flickr . While levees and drainage channels may help in the short term, a long-term answer will likely involve some major changes to our habitats. Thankfully, […]

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Why on Earth would 4 men on an inflatable raft to continue efforts to rodeo a humpback whale? To save it.

On Friday, Jan. 8, Alistair Jack got the call a whale was in trouble. Alistair is the Scottish director of British Divers Marine Life Rescue( BDMLR ). When a seal gets stranded or a whale get tangled in fishing gear, they’re the people the country turns to. Alistair heard the details a 40 -foot-long humpback […]

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7 things to know about the world’s oceans that could actually help human beings.

Sebastian the crab from “The Little Mermaid” was right. GIF via “The Little Mermaid.” That same human world is taking a big ol’ swan dive into the sea and stimulating it a mess, too. And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has taken notice. Here are seven reasons you might wanna take notice too. 1. […]

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