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Archive: Oceans

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

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

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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

20 Mar 2015: Glacial Melt and Precipitation Create Massive Runoff in Gulf of Alaska

16 Mar 2015: El Niño and La Niña Can Predict Severity of Tornado Season, Study Says

13 Mar 2015: Obama Administration Doubles Size of Key California Marine Sanctuaries

12 Mar 2015: Bubbling From Melting Glaciers Makes Fjords Noisiest Places in Oceans

09 Mar 2015: Blue Crabs Are Moving Into Gulf of Maine's Warming Waters, Study Says


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