Energy and Climate

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Stylized image of satellite imagery of the South China Sea

Deep Blue Scars: Environmental Threats to the South China Sea

A hidden crisis is unfolding in the South China Sea. As claimants maneuver to strengthen their control over disputed waters, the marine environment has suffered untold damage from overfishing, dredging, and giant clam harvesting.

Digital Report by Monica Sato, Harrison Prétat, and Gregory B. Poling — December 18, 2023