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Archive: Oceans

28 Apr 2015

Can the North Sea Wind Boom And Seabird Colonies Coexist?

by FRED PEARCE
Offshore wind farms have been proliferating in the North Sea, with more huge projects planned. But conservationists are concerned this clean energy source could threaten seabird colonies that now thrive in the sea’s shallow waters. READ MORE

30 Mar 2015

How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat?

by CHERYL KATZ
The main reason soaring greenhouse gas emissions have not caused air temperatures to rise more rapidly is that oceans have soaked up much of the heat. But new evidence suggests the oceans’ heat-buffering ability may be weakening. READ MORE

19 Mar 2015

With Fins Off Many Menus, A Glimmer of Hope for Sharks

by TED WILLIAMS
For decades, the slaughter of sharks – sought after for their fins and meat – has been staggering. But bans on finning and new attitudes in Asia toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators. READ MORE

02 Mar 2015

Along Cuba’s Coast, The Last Best Coral Reefs in the Caribbean Thrive

Decades of communist rule and a U.S. embargo have stifled coastal development in Cuba, which has had the beneficial effect of leaving many of the country’s coral reefs intact. In this gallery, photographer Robert Wintner documents the exquisite beauty and biodiversity of Cuba’s coral reef ecosystems. READ MORE

23 Feb 2015

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

by CARL SAFINA
It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes President Obama’s proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring. READ MORE

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e360 digest

19 May 2015: Maps Depict China's Coasts Under Scenario of Dramatic Sea Level Rise

14 May 2015: A Remarkable Recovery for The Oysters of Chesapeake Bay

12 May 2015: Unique Stretch Marks Show Greenland Ice Accelerating Toward Sea

04 May 2015: First Nations and B.C. Set North America's Largest Ocean Protections

27 Apr 2015: Oceans Are the World's Seventh Largest Economy, New Report Says

16 Apr 2015: Researchers Discover New Source of Methane in the Arctic Ocean

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

02 Apr 2015: Complexity of Ocean Heating and Circulation Shown in Vibrant Simulation

31 Mar 2015: Major Wildlife Impacts Still Felt 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

26 Mar 2015: Pollution May Trigger Heath Problems in Deep-Water Fish, Study Says


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