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Global Ocean Currents Could Be Changed By Warmer And Saltier Water In The Future

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Global Ocean Currents Could Be Changed By Warmer And Saltier Water In The Future

Source: Phys.org/Catherine Collins, From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine - March 12, 2018

Melting ice shelves are changing the ocean's chemistry at the South Pole and the result could be a change in global currents and increased glacial more…

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…

Major Study Brings To Light The Lesser Known Consequence of Ocean Warming: Oxygen Depletion

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Major Study Brings To Light The Lesser Known Consequence of Ocean Warming: Oxygen Depletion

Source: Phys.org/University of Exeter - March 8, 2018

A major study into an ancient climate change event that affected a significant percentage of Earth's oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain more…

The Future Of Fresh Water: Will It Ever Become More Expensive Than Oil?

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The Future Of Fresh Water: Will It Ever Become More Expensive Than Oil?

Source: Edd Mccracken/University of Melbourne - March 8, 2018

Nature has declared that the world's supply of water is fixed. As a means of keeping humanity alive, it has no substitute.

Recently, Cape Town more…

New Perspectives: How Six Americans Changed Their Minds On Global Warming

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New Perspectives: How Six Americans Changed Their Minds On Global Warming

Source: The New York Times/Livia Albeck-Ripka - March 2, 2018

The Rev. Richard Cizik used to believe climate change was a myth. The science had to be rigged, he thought; those who believed in it more…

Thanks To Climate Change, King Penguins May Be Forced To Either Move Or Face Starvation

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Thanks To Climate Change, King Penguins May Be Forced To Either Move Or Face Starvation

Source: Phys.org/University of Vienna - February 28, 2018

"The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain more…

The Microbiomes Of Corals: How Warming And Acidification Affect Coral Species Differently

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The Microbiomes Of Corals: How Warming And Acidification Affect Coral Species Differently

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jason G. Goldman - February 27, 2018

Though they look like rocks, corals are actually living organisms. Or, more accurately, communities of organisms. Each coral lives in symbiosis with the algae 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…

Surprising Evidence Of Ocean Warming Around Galapagos Coral Reefs

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Surprising Evidence Of Ocean Warming Around Galapagos Coral Reefs

Source: Phys.org/University of Arizona - February 26, 2018

The ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to a new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral more…

Before Tidal Energy Takes Off, Researchers Investigate Potential Environmental Impacts

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Before Tidal Energy Takes Off, Researchers Investigate Potential Environmental Impacts

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ramin Skibba - February 23, 2018

As the world seeks to cut its reliance on fossil fuels, scientists have been working to harness the forces of nature—from the sun and the more…