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A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea.

It’s been nearly 30 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. But that crisis pales in comparison to these recent ocean disasters.

Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet

The "10-year challenge" that really matters: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have already changed our planet in the past decade.

The oceans are the hottest they’ve been since we started measuring — which means we should prepare for more disastrous flooding and storms...

New data show that oceans are heating up 40% faster than we thought. Warmer oceans mean higher sea levels and more coastal flooding.
James Blunt.

We asked James Blunt what he’d do if he was the editor of Business Insider for a day: Here’s what he came up with

He assigned us a package of stories on marine pollution and the damage we're doing to the sea.
The Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus).

We’re accidentally driving this extremely ugly fish to extinction

The wolffish is being hunted to extinction and — unlike the panda or the snow leopard — isn't cute enough to for people to want to save it.

‘Electric pulse fishing’ is illegal and it’s turning the ocean into a graveyard — here’s why fishermen are doing it anyw...

Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.
An oyster is opened in Bluff, New Zealand in March 2018.

Oysters play a huge role in keeping the oceans clean — but we’re killing up to 90% of them in some areas

Oysters remove pollutants from oceans and keep the marine ecosystem healthy. But they are dying in huge numbers — and there are few spots of light.
Kynance Cove Beach, Helston, England.

How a ‘blue belt’ could save 4 million square kilometres of the world’s oceans

Could the UK government's 'blue belt' point the way to restoring the blue planet?
Turtles crawl to the ocean after being released, as part of conservation efforts, on the beach of Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, November 4, 2015.

A Swiss philanthropist has donated $1 billion to save the Earth’s wild lands and waters from destruction. Here’s where the money is going....

The Wyss Foundation has already donated more than $66 million as part of its $1 billion pledge to help conserve 30% of the planet's lands and oceans.

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old is running into problems in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its difficul...

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was recently deployed in the Pacific Ocean, but began spilling the plastic it had collected.