science
Supermarkets May Introduce “Plastic-Free” Aisles

Around 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year, and every year, 8 million tonnes end up in the ocean. You've probably seen the adverts and the documentaries: dead sea-birds cut open to reveal loads of tiny pieces of plastic in their stomachs, seals with six-pack rings around their necks, and that huge floating trash island in the Pacific. Read More >>

china
How China is Making Tiny Islands Inhabitable With Huge Floating Docks

The Spratly Islands are basically mounds of sand in the middle of the South China Sea, some of them barely tall enough to reach above the water. But China is hell-bent on making them inhabitable, even drawing up plans for floating energy and water plants. It has nothing to do with the islands themselves and everything to do with the water around it. Read More >>

environment
Privacy of Fish Living in 7,200m Pacific Trench Violated by Scientists

A group of scientists have sent their probing vehicles to the bottom of the New Hebrides Trench, a literal hole in the Pacific some 7,200m deep. Their findings suggest each deep ocean trench may have a different ecological make-up, and there's no stock set of deep-living creatures that inhabit every deep sea hole. Read More >>