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“For me, diving in Cortes Bank is like diving into an underwater kaleidoscope.” Join National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry in the vibrant waters of Cortes Bank and prepare for a sensory overload.
Three Georgetown University students collect water samples we wanted to see how well the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world filters out microplastics.
What happens when progressive laws confront an industrial reality? This is a story of a small community coming to grips with an steel giant.
By Andrea Erickson, Managing Director, Water Security, The Nature Conservancy Nature is often admired for its beauty, but rarely for the critical role it plays in moving, storing and filtering water before it comes out of our taps. Rivers, lakes, soil, plants and trees serve as our most basic water infrastructure. While investments in gray…
An international research team partnering with a local fisheries research institute installed a research buoy in Tanzanian waters on Lake Tanganyika earlier this month. It is the first of its kind on the African continent, marking a major milestone in both local and global research to understand the role and response of lakes to climate…
Women—representing many places, ages, tribes, and other identities—are core to the story of Standing Rock. They run kitchens, start schools, organize supplies, provide healing, and offer wisdom. These are their words.
“Blue carbon” is a term for the carbon that is sequestered and stored naturally by marine and coastal wetland ecosystems — mangroves, seagrasses and tidal marshes. These coastal wetlands are gaining more and more recognition as important and efficient carbon sinks, based on their ability to sequester large amounts of carbon not just in the…
Human error can lead to dangerous inaccuracy when mapping underwater caves. That’s why Sebastien Kister developed Mnemo, a cave-mappers new best friend.
“No amount of studies I’d read could prepare me for landing on a beach with no other humans in sight and cleaning up kilo after kilo of waste, so much of it miniscule.”—Maya Weeks
To be able to share the beauty and wonder of these underwater caves with other people is one of our main aims in this project. One of the best ways we can do this is by making maps.
As part of an ongoing project, Erika Zambello is visiting all National Estuarine Research Reserves in the continental United States. Established by NOAA, the sites work together toward long-term research, education and coastal stewardship. Day 1 The Reserve The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) was designated in 1984 and encompasses 1,600 acres of coastal…
When I surface exhausted at the end of day, the job really begins. It is my role to create these short videos for you each night before I crawl into my hammock for a few hours sleep.
One of our team members found a hilarious video online about train safety. After a good laugh, we decided to try our hand at sending our own safety message out into the world.
Blue holes are time capsules that contain some of the most intriguing collections of natural, geologic, and human history in the West Indies. Take a closer look.