UK Oceans

As The World Wakes Up To Ocean Plastic Pollution, Companies Like Coca-Cola Can't Afford To Be Part Of The Problem

John Sauven | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
John Sauven

Just as ExxonMobil became 'the face' of climate change, Coca-Cola stands on the verge of becoming the villain in the story of ocean plastics. Those distinctively contoured bottles with iconic branding aren't such a marketing gift when they're washing up on beaches worldwide.

Why I Am Hoping Trump Doesn't Sign The G7 Climate Deal

Chris Shaw | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Shaw

There is nothing to be done, but grit our teeth, side with president Trump and face up to the fact that we have been getting it wrong on climate change mitigation for 20 years. The world is in turmoil; all the taken for granted political facts of the past 20 years are being overturned. Let's not leave the most important issue out of it. It is time to start again.

What Will Our Children's Future Look Like If We Continue To Choke Our Planet With Plastic?

Isabel Webster | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Isabel Webster

I realised in Mumbai, where I launched the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign earlier this year, that we are all sleep-walking into a man-made crisis. Almost all of the plastic ever made still exists, only 5% of plastic is recycled worldwide, and the world's oceans are the gateway which connects what we throw away to far flung places.

The Next UK Government Must Finish The Job Of Protecting Our Oceans

John Sauven | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
John Sauven

Britain remains a significant power on the global stage, especially in relation to ocean conservation, and it is essential that the next Government upholds this fine tradition and pushes ahead with the most ambitious plan to protect the oceans the world has ever seen.

Kids Vs Plastic

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mary-Ann Ochota

Plastic pollution is the hot new environmental catastrophe on everyone's timeline. But is it really as bad as the moaners make out? I had a chat with the brains behind the Kids Against Plastic campaign, Amy and Ella Meek.

This Terrifying Deep Sea Predator's Unique Head Joint Lets It Swallow Huge Prey

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Tech

The deep sea is one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet and is home to some of its strangest creatures. The latest specimen to have co...

The 'Jacuzzi Of Despair' Is An Underwater Lake Where No Living Thing Survives

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Tech

Deep within the Gulf of Mexico there lies a place so hostile, so aggressively unpleasant that should a creature ever try and venture within, it’ll n...

Sustainable Energy's New Frontier: The Ocean

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK

Energy often goes hand in hand with power, in both senses of the word. Energy, like power, has many negative connotations which mostly stem from its a...

Surfing the Waves of Change

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Have you ever spoken to a surfer about why they surf? They will tell you that once you get into it there is no turning back. As someone who has never donned a wetsuit or waxed a board, I never really appreciated the significance of a surfer's relationship with the ocean and how this can influence their broader view of the world. Then I met the team at EcoSwell in Peru.

The Growing Problem of Sustainable Fishing

Frontier | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

We are waking up the damage we're causing with our fishing industries and a lot of progress is being made. Fingers crossed for a sustainable solution before the tide truly comes in.

The Ocean Cleanup

Frontier | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

It's no secret that we've been dumping stuff in our oceans for years. It's probably also no secret that most of what's dumped are not natural material...

Why Sailing Made Me a Better Person

Amy Willerton | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

As you bond with your crew members , their own personal stories start to unravel. Their reasons for being there - from break-ups to dealing with death, to fighting cancer. How they raised the funds, and what they want to accomplish from the experience - the motivation for deciding to escape the world for 1-11 months on a small boat are usually pretty fascinating ones.

X Prize Moves The Search For Aliens To The Bottom Of Our Oceans

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize is giving away $7 million in prize money to tech teams willing to go the extra mile in ocean exploration. While all e...

What? Japan Has Decided to Resume Whaling in Antarctica

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Today Japan's whaling boats have taken to the high seas of the Southern Ocean to resume their kill of Antarctic minke whales after a pause of only one year.

Why Whales Are Not Monsters

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Together with 11 other conservation and welfare organisations, HSI recently launched a petition urging the UK government to do just this. If you care about the whales and you are a UK citizen or live in the UK, please sign and share the petition to get your voice heard.

Coral Bleaching: It's Time To Save Our Oceans

Frontier | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK

Coral reefs are the reason many people try diving. They are a source of income for tourism but also for local fisheries. They are home to a quarter of...

The Moment A 40-Tonne Humpback Whale Nearly Killed London Kayakers

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Two British tourists have told of the moment they escaped a near-fatal incident, when a 40-tonne humpback whale crash-landed on their kayak. Charlo...

The 'Ghosts' That Damage Our Oceans

Mike Baker | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Mike Baker

Our beautiful seas and oceans cover about 70% of our planet's surface, with far more species living in the oceans than on land. The marine environment provides livelihoods and food for hundreds of millions of people, so it is important that we protect it. Yet, right now, millions of animals, including whales, seals, turtles and birds are being mutilated and killed by 'ghost' fishing gear - nets, lines and traps that are abandoned, lost or discarded.

There's Something Fishy in the Tory Government's First 100 Days

Rukayah Sarumi | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Politics
Rukayah Sarumi

By continuing to allocate huge fishing quota to industrial boats, while leaving only the crumbs for our low-impact fleet, the UK government is continuing a business-as-usual approach which will do nothing to safeguard either fish stocks or the livelihoods of fishermen in the UK. The last 100 days have shown us that the Conservative government is missing a trick.

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Using Drones To Collect Whale Snot

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Tech

Sir Patrick Stewart is collecing snot -- whale snot to be more specific. Well, he's not doing the collecting. He's backing conservation organisati...

Should We Make a Deal With Japan Over Whaling?

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

On at least two occasions since the moratorium on commercial whaling was agreed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), member nations have circled around the idea of coming to some form of compromise between the pro-whaling and the pro-whale sides. These attempts at compromise have failed and the moratorium remains in place, but there are indications that another deal is in the offing. This is an unfortunate development.

So Selfridges Has Just Banned The Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Selfridges has announced it will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to reduce pollution in the oceans. As part of ...

Who's Monitoring Deep-Sea Mining?

Phil Pauley | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Tech
Phil Pauley

Due to a lack of suitable technology, there's been a lack of activity in deep-sea mining since HMS Challenger first discovered seabed minerals in 1873. But huge investment in emerging technologies is likely to make commercial mining a reality within a few years.

Trying To 'High Five' An Enormous Shark Is Just Asking For Trouble...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

Now there's living life 'on the edge', and then there's this. Reportedly captured off the coast of Guadalupe Island, researchers were greeted by wh...

#WorldOceansDay: From Vast Underwater Cities To Suburban Artificial Reefs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Today is officially World Oceans Day - a day set aside by the UN to 'appreciate, protect and restore our oceans and their resources.' As people ar...