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Archive: Oceans

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

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

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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

06 Jul 2016: As Oceans Become More Acidic, Mussels Could Lose Ability to Hang On

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


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