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Archive: Oceans

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

14 Jun 2016

A Tiny Pacific Nation Takes the Lead on Protecting Marine Life

by EMMA BRYCE
Unhappy with how regional authorities have failed to protect fish stocks in the Western Pacific, Palau has launched its own bold initiatives – creating a vast marine sanctuary and conducting an experiment designed to reduce bycatch in its once-thriving tuna fishery. READ MORE

09 Jun 2016

A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound

by BEN GOLDFARB
The Asian market for the odd-looking giant clams known as geoducks has spawned a growing aquaculture industry in Washington's Puget Sound. But coastal homeowners and some conservationists are concerned about the impact of these farming operations on the sound’s ecosystem. READ MORE

05 May 2016

Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms As Increasingly Realistic Threat

by NICOLA JONES
Ninety-nine percent of the planet's freshwater ice is locked up in the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps. Now, a growing number of studies are raising the possibility that as those ice sheets melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world's populated coastal areas. READ MORE

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23 Jun 2016: Scientists Discover Contagious Cancer in More Species of Shellfish

23 Jun 2016: Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

16 Jun 2016: Some Coral Reef “Bright Spots” Remain, Despite Devastating Bleaching

09 Jun 2016: Fish Can Recognize Human Faces, According to One New Study

08 Jun 2016: Sea Ice Hits New Spring Low In the Arctic, Says Federal Agency

06 Jun 2016: Fish Choose Plastic Over Zooplankton in Polluted Waters

03 Jun 2016: Increasing Hurricane Damage Could Strain U.S. Emergency Relief Budget

19 May 2016: Brewing Company Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings to Save Wildlife

17 May 2016: Norwegian Company Building The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm

09 May 2016: Pacific Northwest Starfish Seem Set for Comeback After Deadly Disease


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