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Archive: Oceans

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

18 Feb 2015

Why Ocean Health Is Better And Worse Than You Think

by FEN MONTAIGNE
The good news is the world’s oceans have not experienced the extinctions that have occurred on land. But as ecologist Douglas McCauley explains in a Yale Environment 360 interview, marine life now face numerous threats even more serious than overfishing. READ MORE

09 Feb 2015

As Extreme Weather Increases, A Push for Advanced Forecasts

by CHERYL KATZ
With a warmer atmosphere expected to spur an increase in major storms, floods, and other wild weather events, scientists and meteorologists worldwide are harnessing advanced computing power to devise more accurate, medium-range forecasts that could save lives and property. READ MORE

26 Jan 2015

How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve

by CHRISTOPHER PALA
After years of fitful starts, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati this month banned all commercial fishing inside its huge marine reserve. New satellite transponder technology is now helping ensure that the ban succeeds in keeping out the big fishing fleets. READ MORE

15 Jan 2015

For Vulnerable Barrier Islands, A Rush to Rebuild on U.S. Coast

by RONA KOBELL
Despite warnings from scientists, new construction continues on U.S. barrier islands that have been devastated by storms. The flood protection projects that accompany this development can have harmful consequences for coastal ecosystems being buffeted by climate change. READ MORE

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e360 digest

02 Mar 2015: Emperor Penguins Had Few Refuges During Last Ice Age, Study Finds

23 Feb 2015: Large-scale Pumping Can Return Oxygen To Deep Waters, Study Finds

19 Feb 2015: New York City Set for Major Sea Level Rise By 2050, Report Concludes

18 Feb 2015: Interview: Why Ocean Health Is Better, and Worse, Than You Think

16 Feb 2015: Space-Based Measurments Can Track Global Ocean Acidity, Researchers Say

11 Feb 2015: As Arctic Ocean Ice Vanishes, Questions About Future Fishing

06 Feb 2015: Maine’s Iconic Lobsters Face Threats From Ocean Acidification

15 Jan 2015: Underwater Kelp Forests Mapped In New Citizen Science Project

14 Jan 2015: Offshore Wind More Profitable Than Drilling on U.S. East Coast, Report Says

29 Dec 2014: The Arctic Is Absorbing More and More Sunlight, NASA Images Show


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