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Melting Glaciers Do More Than Just Raise Sea Levels, They Also Carry Surprising Cargo

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Melting Glaciers Do More Than Just Raise Sea Levels, They Also Carry Surprising Cargo

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - March 12, 2018

Novels and blockbuster movies that tackle climate change gravitate toward the dramatic, especially when it comes to melting ice. In these stories, mountainous glaciers crumble more…

Even In Remote And Pristine Archipelago, Study Shows Shark Populations In Decline

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Even In Remote And Pristine Archipelago, Study Shows Shark Populations In Decline

Source: Bob Yirka/Phys.org - March 9, 2018

A team of researchers with members from the U.S., France and the U.K. has found evidence showing reductions in shark populations in a part of more…

Why Are Striped Bass Appearing In The Changing Waters Of Canada’s Salmon Kingdom?

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Why Are Striped Bass Appearing In The Changing Waters Of Canada’s Salmon Kingdom?

Source: Hakai Magazine/John Waldman - March 8, 2018

For fly fishers, Atlantic salmon is the king of fish. It’s a dream to cast into an unspoiled river on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula and hook more…

Learn Why Thousands Of Starfish Have Washed Up After The ‘Beast From The East’

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Learn Why Thousands Of Starfish Have Washed Up After The ‘Beast From The East’

Source: The Conversation/Coleen Suckling - March 7, 2018

Many Europeans have been assessing the damage from the recent wintery weather dramatically nicknamed the “Beast from the East”. But people visiting certain parts of more…

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Shows Signs Of Recovery With Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

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Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Shows Signs Of Recovery With Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Source: Phys.org/University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - March 6, 2018

A new research article published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes the positive impact of long-term nutrient reductions on an important and more…

Team Of Scientists Working To Conserve Rare Indonesian Saltwater Lakes Filled With Jellyfish

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Team Of Scientists Working To Conserve Rare Indonesian Saltwater Lakes Filled With Jellyfish

Source: National Geographic/Elaina Zachos - March 5, 2018

Picture yourself diving through a serene body of water in tropical Indonesia. Rays of sunlight penetrate the surface of the water, heating and brightening it up. As you more…

As Offshore Wind Power Gains Momentum, Do Seabirds Have To Suffer?

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As Offshore Wind Power Gains Momentum, Do Seabirds Have To Suffer?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Evan Lubofsky - March 2, 2018

Rows of towering wind turbines, some taller than skyscrapers, dot the ocean landscape. As the blades whir through the air at a dizzying 290 kilometers more…

Picking Apart The Plastic Problem Piece By Piece

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Picking Apart The Plastic Problem Piece By Piece

Source: Dr Abigail Entwistle/Fauna & Flora International - March 1, 2018

My son sent me a text this morning from the school bus. "Mum" he said "there's litter everywhere." Of course, he knows my interest in more…

Critical Situation For North Atlantic Right Whales: Could No New Births This Season Mean Extinction?

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Critical Situation For North Atlantic Right Whales: Could No New Births This Season Mean Extinction?

Source: The Guardian/Joanna Walters - February 28, 2018

The dwindling North Atlantic right whale population is on track to finish its breeding season without any new births, prompting experts to warn again that more…

Coral Reef Sands Will Be Dissolved Within Years By Our Acidified Oceans

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Coral Reef Sands Will Be Dissolved Within Years By Our Acidified Oceans

Source: The Conversation/Bradley Eyre - February 27, 2018

Carbonate sands on coral reefs will start dissolving within about 30 years, on average, as oceans become more acidic, new research published today in Science shows.

Carbonate more…