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Archive: Oceans

18 Aug 2016

The Dungeness Crab Faces Uncertain Future on West Coast

The winner of the 2016 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest explores how ocean acidification may be putting at risk a prized crustacean that is vital to the fishing industry and the marine ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific Coast. READ MORE

14 Jul 2016

At Ground Zero for Rising Seas, TV Weatherman Talks Climate

by DIANE TOOMEY
John Morales is part of a new breed of television weather forecasters seeking to educate viewers on climate change and the threat it poses. In South Florida, where sea level rise is already causing periodic flooding, he has a receptive audience. READ MORE

12 Jul 2016

How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification

by NICOLA JONES
Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life. READ MORE

27 Jun 2016

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

by HEATHER MILLAR
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction. READ MORE

23 Jun 2016

Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

by DIANE TOOMEY
As an advocate for Alaska’s Native communities, Robin Bronen points to a bureaucratic Catch-22 — villages cannot get government support to relocate in the face of climate-induced threats, but they are no longer receiving funds to repair their crumbling infrastructure. READ MORE

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e360 digest

24 Aug 2016: How Elephant Seals Are Helping Scientists Study Climate Change

18 Aug 2016: Urine From Large Fish Critical To Reef Health—And Fishing Is Reducing It

15 Aug 2016: Researchers Discover Ocean Crust Dating Back 340 Million Years

11 Aug 2016: Shipping Noise Causes Whales To Dive More Slowly and Forage Less

04 Aug 2016: UNESCO Moves To Expand World Heritage Sites Into the Deep Ocean

03 Aug 2016: Roughly 2 Percent of U.S. Homes At Risk from Sea Level Rise, Report Finds

01 Aug 2016: Bacteria in Sea Ice Could Play Role in Mercury Pollution in Oceans

21 Jul 2016: South Africa’s Great White Shark Population At Risk of Extinction

14 Jul 2016: At Ground Zero for Rising Seas, A TV Weatherman Talks Climate

13 Jul 2016: Six Years After BP Spill, Remaining Oil More Toxic Than Ever To Fish


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