MBARI researchers have been looking at the impacts of lost shipping containers on marine environments.  Shipping containers can fall overboard if they are improperly stacked and a vessel encounters rough seas.  For more information click here.

Coral are increasingly at risk due to acidification and rising ocean temperatures.  A great BBC article further illustrates this.

By 2045 our global population is projected to reach nine billion. National Geographic has developed a year-long series focused on population growth and one can’t help but wonder whether this in combination with climate change will lead to increasing numbers of environmental refugees.