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Archive: Oceans

05 May 2016

Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms As Increasingly Realistic Threat

by NICOLA JONES
Ninety-nine percent of the planet's freshwater ice is locked up in the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps. Now, a growing number of studies are raising the possibility that as those ice sheets melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world's populated coastal areas. READ MORE

27 Apr 2016

From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
For climate scientist Kim Cobb, this year’s massive bleaching of coral reefs is providing sobering insights into the impacts of global warming. Yale Environment 360 talked with Cobb about the bleaching events and the push to make reefs more resilient to rising temperatures. READ MORE

13 Apr 2016

How Satellites and Big Data Can Help to Save the Oceans

by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY
With new marine protected areas and an emerging U.N. treaty, global ocean conservation efforts are on the verge of a major advance. But to enforce these ambitious initiatives, new satellite-based technologies and newly available online data must be harnessed. READ MORE

31 Mar 2016

How Ocean Noise Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Marine scientist Christopher Clark has spent his career listening in on what he calls “the song of life” in the world’s oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he explains how these marine habitats are under assault from extreme—but preventable—noise pollution. READ MORE

17 Mar 2016

Food Insecurity: Arctic Heat Is Threatening Indigenous Life

by ED STRUZIK
Subsistence hunters in the Arctic have long taken to the sea ice to hunt seals, whales, and polar bears. But now, as the ice disappears and soaring temperatures alter the life cycles and abundance of their prey, a growing number of indigenous communities are facing food shortages. READ MORE

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03 May 2016: A Sea Urchin's Mouth Could Make it Easier to Study Distant Planets

28 Apr 2016: Half of All Farmed Fish Have Deformed Ear Bones That Cause Hearing Loss

27 Apr 2016: From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

12 Apr 2016: Scientists Reimagine The Tree of Life With New Microbe Knowledge

11 Apr 2016: More Than 50 Percent of Great Barrier Reef Affected By Bleaching

05 Apr 2016: El Nino Prevents Phytoplankton Growth, Endangering Marine Food Web

31 Mar 2016: A New, Multi-Colored Way To Study Cell Regeneration in Zebrafish

31 Mar 2016: Interview: How Ocean Noise Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

24 Mar 2016: A Fish With a Pelvis: Another Clue Into Our Sea-to-Land Evolution


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