UN moves toward major treaty for ocean biodiversity

UN member states agreed Saturday to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, in a move heralded by environmental organizations.

Reduction in carbon dioxide emission urged for survival of coral reefs

A new study suggests that deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required to prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off.

Seamounts are treasure troves of marine biodiversity

Seamounts, mountains that rise from the seafloor, rank as some of the most common ocean habitats in the world, scientists have found.