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Archive: Oceans

06 Sep 2016

How Climate Change Could Jam The World's Ocean Circulation

by NICOLA JONES
Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. READ MORE

18 Aug 2016

The Dungeness Crab Faces Uncertain Future on West Coast

The winner of the 2016 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest explores how ocean acidification may be putting at risk a prized crustacean that is vital to the fishing industry and the marine ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific Coast. READ MORE

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

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19 Sep 2016: Arctic Sea Ice Extent in 2016 Ties As Second Lowest in the Satellite Record

15 Sep 2016: Obama Announces First Marine Protected Area off U.S. East Coast

12 Sep 2016: Dolphins Speak in Ways Similar To Human Conversation, Finds New Study

02 Sep 2016: Scientists Have Found Another Massive Reef In Australia

24 Aug 2016: How Elephant Seals Are Helping Scientists Study Climate Change

18 Aug 2016: Urine From Large Fish Critical To Reef Health—And Fishing Is Reducing It

15 Aug 2016: Researchers Discover Ocean Crust Dating Back 340 Million Years

11 Aug 2016: Shipping Noise Causes Whales To Dive More Slowly and Forage Less

04 Aug 2016: UNESCO Moves To Expand World Heritage Sites Into the Deep Ocean

03 Aug 2016: Roughly 2 Percent of U.S. Homes At Risk from Sea Level Rise, Report Finds


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