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Archive: Oceans

29 Jun 2015

On an Unspoiled Caribbean Isle, Grand Plans for Big Tourist Port

by FRED PEARCE
East Caicos is a tropical jewel – the largest uninhabitated island in the Caribbean and home to rare birds and pristine turtle-nesting beaches. But plans for a giant port for cruise and cargo ships could change it forever. READ MORE

18 Jun 2015

A Little Fish with Big Impact In Trouble on U.S. West Coast

by ELIZABETH GROSSMAN
Scientists are concerned that officials waited too long to order a ban on U.S. Pacific sardine fishing that goes into effect July 1. The dire state of the sardine population is a cautionary tale about overharvesting these and other forage fish that are a critical part of the marine food web. READ MORE

08 Jun 2015

Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean: A Push into Uncharted Waters

by ED STRUZIK
As the U.S. and Russia take the first steps to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean, experts say the harsh climate, icy seas, and lack of infrastructure means a sizeable oil spill would be very difficult to clean up and could cause extensive environmental damage. READ MORE

28 Apr 2015

Can the North Sea Wind Boom And Seabird Colonies Coexist?

by FRED PEARCE
Offshore wind farms have been proliferating in the North Sea, with more huge projects planned. But conservationists are concerned this clean energy source could threaten seabird colonies that now thrive in the sea’s shallow waters. READ MORE

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

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11 Jun 2015: Deep Sea Coral Canyons off Atlantic Coast to Gain Fishing Protections

19 May 2015: Maps Depict China's Coasts Under Scenario of Dramatic Sea Level Rise

14 May 2015: A Remarkable Recovery for The Oysters of Chesapeake Bay

12 May 2015: Unique Stretch Marks Show Greenland Ice Accelerating Toward Sea

04 May 2015: First Nations and B.C. Set North America's Largest Ocean Protections

27 Apr 2015: Oceans Are the World's Seventh Largest Economy, New Report Says

16 Apr 2015: Researchers Discover New Source of Methane in the Arctic Ocean

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

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


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