Water

An adult humpback whale and a juvenile swim underwater as rays of sunlight streak through the ocean.

(Swanson Chan/Unsplash License)

University of Connecticut
Human-generated sound pollution is harming the way aquatic animals communicate. Here's how several scientists are communicating this issue to the public.
Mwangala stands at a podium on a stage. She is smiling with a joyful look.

(Images courtesy of Mwangala Maunga)

Mandela Washington Fellow
Mwangala Maunga's solar powered water purifier aims to bring clean water to people across Zambia and to inspire other girls to pursue careers in science.
Northwestern University
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has fought to shut the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline down to protect the environment of the Great Lakes region from a potential oil spill. Her challenger has promised to protect it. 
Fashion designer, Ngwane Liz poses while wearing one of her garments.

Fashion designer, Ngwane Liz poses at Down Beach Limbe wearing an up-cycled dress from her "NWF" collection. (No Waste Factory)

Mandela Washington Fellow
The cost of staying fashionable goes beyond the price tag to the environment. Sustainable Fashion designer Ngwane Liz is reversing the fast fashion trend by patching pieces of tossed clothes into new garments.
The author canoes in a river in Georgia.

Canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. (Photo courtesy Clint Hawkins)

University of Georgia
Escape into the wondrous Okefenokee Swamp. Alligators, cypress trees, egrets, oh my!
A painting of a walkway weaving through a cactus garden.

(Linnaea Mallette/publicdomainpictures.net)

George Washington University
California residents have been altering their habits and daily lives due to the state's over 20-year drought conditions. These practices can be an example to others as climate change worsens. 
A person holds a clam up to the camera with the ocean tide in the background.

(Travis/flickr)

University of Florida
Meet clammers, scientists and volunteers, like TV star Blair Wiggins and three generations of women, who are returning clams to Florida's Indian River Lagoon and other ailing waters to reduce pollution.

(Alan Vernon/flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Ithaca College
HappyWhale, a website created in 2015, uses a unique algorithm to identify and track humpback whales. It relies on photographs from ordinary people to further scientific research.
A wave breaks on a dark blue ocean, unleashing a cascade of white foam.

(Ivan Bandura/Unsplash)

Georgetown University
Traditional Indigenous mariculture practices are easier on the environment and sustainably produce delicious seafood.
A small white boat rests buoyed on clear, blue-green waters under a cloudy blue sky with a gentle mountain in the distance.

The shores of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritus, as seen from Île aux Aigrettes, one of the most prominent reserves in the Indian Ocean, on July 21, 2022. Almost two years prior, this water was blackened by an oil spill from the MV Wakashio. (Zoey England/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
This July marks two years since the MV Wakashio oil spill. Though environmental NGOs have left the island and news coverage of the disaster has ceased, youth around Mauritius are still reeling from the effects of the tragedy.

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