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Earth on Pace for Hottest Year on Record

Source: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

Earth on Pace for Hottest Year on Record

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - October 22, 2014

Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S. meteorologists say.

That's because global heat records more…

China Installs Submerged Buoys in Western Pacific

Photo: Xinhua

China Installs Submerged Buoys in Western Pacific

Source: Bangkok Post/AFP - October 22, 2014

BEIJING - China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that more…

U.S. Arctic Envoy Draws Inspiration From 1970’s New York

Photo: Beluga Shipping/AP

U.S. Arctic Envoy Draws Inspiration From 1970’s New York

Source: Reuters/Timothy Gardner - October 22, 2014

(Reuters) - As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the more…

Brunel and Abu Dhabi Teams Find Wind in Doldrums

Photo: Volvo Ocean Racing

Brunel and Abu Dhabi Teams Find Wind in Doldrums

Source: The National/Staff - October 22, 2014

The waters off the Atlantic, drifting in an expanse between the westernmost chunk of Africa and easternmost tip of South America, aren’t nicknamed the doldrums more…

Big Fish Ideas

Photo: CONAMAR Foundation/Marine Photobank

Big Fish Ideas

Source: World Ocean Radio - October 22, 2014

Fish supplies are being rapidly depleted due to overfishing, especially in the deep ocean outside of national jurisdiction. The EU has developed actions more…

To Get Over Fear Of Sharks, Try Swimming With Them

Photo: Jean-Marie Ghislain

To Get Over Fear Of Sharks, Try Swimming With Them

Source: The Telegraph/Chris Moss - October 21, 2014

Galeophobia – the excessive and persistent fear of sharks – is one of the most widespread of all phobias.

It kind of makes sense. First, more…

World’s Oceans Set Another All-Time Heat Record

Source: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

World’s Oceans Set Another All-Time Heat Record

Source: Mashable/Andrew Freedman - October 21, 2014

For the third month this year, the world's oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since at least 1880, the National more…

Illegal Crab Harvesting in Russia Wreaking Global Havoc

Photo: Dmitry V Prozorkevich, Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography

Illegal Crab Harvesting in Russia Wreaking Global Havoc

Source: TakePart/David Kirby - October 21, 2014

Have you been eating “laundered crab”?

You might be, according to a World Wildlife Fund report that found the illegal overharvesting of king crabs and more…

Ancient Submerged Ruins Excavated For Clues

Photo: Kihachiro Aratake

Ancient Submerged Ruins Excavated For Clues

Source: TakePart/Zachary Slobig - October 21, 2014

With new research showing sea levels at their highest in 6,000 years, archaeologists are investigating the submerged ruins of early human settlements for hints to their destiny—and more…

War and Water

Photo: Robert Simmon/NASA

War and Water

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - October 21, 2014

Sectarian conflicts in the Middle East have been ongoing for what seems like forever. The latest violence in Syria and Turkey brought Peter more…