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Archive: Oceans

05 Dec 2016

An Unusually Warm Arctic Year: Sign of Future Climate Turmoil?

by FEN MONTAIGNE
This year will almost certainly go down as the warmest on record in the Arctic, with autumn temperatures soaring 36 degrees F above normal. In a Yale e360 interview, climatologist Jennifer Francis explains why a swiftly warming Arctic may have profound effects on global weather. READ MORE

17 Nov 2016

Full Speed Ahead: Shipping Plans Grow as Arctic Ice Fades

by ED STRUZIK
Russia, China, and other nations are stepping up preparations for the day when large numbers of cargo ships will be traversing a once-icebound Arctic Ocean. But with vessels already plying these waters, experts say the time is now to prepare for the inevitable environmental fallout. READ MORE

01 Nov 2016

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide. READ MORE

10 Oct 2016

The Rising Environmental Toll Of China’s Offshore Island Grab

by MIKE IVES
To stake its claim in the strategic South China Sea, China is building airstrips, ports, and other facilities on disputed islands and reefs. Scientists say the activities are destroying key coral reef ecosystems and will heighten the risks of a fisheries collapse in the region. READ MORE

06 Oct 2016

Natural Aquaculture: Can We Save Oceans by Farming Them?

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
A small but growing number of entrepreneurs are creating sea-farming operations that cultivate shellfish together with kelp and seaweed, a combination they contend can restore ecosystems and mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification. READ MORE

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e360 digest

05 Dec 2016: Interview: Unusually Warm Arctic May Have Impact on Global Weather

29 Nov 2016: This Year’s Coral Die-Off on Great Barrier Reef Was Worst Ever Recorded

22 Nov 2016: Freakishly Warm Weather Is Preventing Sea Ice Formation in Arctic

09 Nov 2016: Could Dying Puffins in the Bering Sea Spell Trouble for Other Marine Life?

02 Nov 2016: Diapers Made from Jellyfish? Company Utilizes Super-Absorbent Qualities

28 Oct 2016: Nations Create World’s Largest Marine Protected Area Near Antarctica

19 Sep 2016: Arctic Sea Ice Extent in 2016 Ties As Second Lowest in the Satellite Record

15 Sep 2016: Obama Announces First Marine Protected Area off U.S. East Coast

12 Sep 2016: Dolphins Speak in Ways Similar To Human Conversation, Finds New Study

02 Sep 2016: Scientists Have Found Another Massive Reef In Australia


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