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Ocean on Brink of Mass Extinction Event

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Ocean on Brink of Mass Extinction Event

Source: The Bottom Line/Tiffany Wu - January 28, 2015

A group of scientists, including University of California, Santa Barbara’s Douglas McCauley and Robert Warner, have found that the same patterns that led to the more…

Warmer Oceans Could Mean Less Turtles on the Beach

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Warmer Oceans Could Mean Less Turtles on the Beach

Source: Huffington Post/David Freeman - January 27, 2015

Warmer oceans will put the chill on sea turtle behavior, causing the endangered animals to stop basking on beaches within the next century.

That's the surprising take-away more…

Brazil’s Worst Water Crisis in 80 Years

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Brazil’s Worst Water Crisis in 80 Years

Source: IB Times UK - January 26, 2015

Water cuts and blackouts have spread across large areas of south-east Brazil as a result of the worst drought in the country since 1930. The more…

2014 Ocean Surface Temperatures Cause NOAA to Resize Charts

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2014 Ocean Surface Temperatures Cause NOAA to Resize Charts

Source: The Guardia/John Abraham - January 23, 2015

Wow, was this a bad year for those who deny the reality and the significance of human-induced climate change. Of course, there were the recent more…

Expert Testimonies during BP Oil Spill Trial

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Expert Testimonies during BP Oil Spill Trial

Source: GulfLive.com/Special to The Mississippi Press - January 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS -- The BP oil spill caused widespread damage to the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, harming wildlife, shoreline habitats and vital microorganisms on the more…

Russia Declares Emergency over Lake Baikal Levels

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Russia Declares Emergency over Lake Baikal Levels

Source: AFP - January 21, 2015

Russia sounded the alarm Tuesday as water levels in Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, dropped to record lows, with environmentalists blaming dry weather more…

Secrets of the Deepest Diving Animals

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Secrets of the Deepest Diving Animals

Source: BBC/Jane Palmer - January 20, 2015

When it comes to diving deep, Cuvier's beaked whales lead the pack. In a study published in March 2014, scientists tracked these typically elusive whales and reported more…

Study Finds Ocean Life is on the Brink of Mass Extinction

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Study Finds Ocean Life is on the Brink of Mass Extinction

Source: New York Times/Carl Zimmer - January 16, 2015

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented more…

Sea Level Rise Is Accelerating

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Sea Level Rise Is Accelerating

Source: AP/Seth Borenstein - January 15, 2015

The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

The study found that for much of more…

Greenland Meltwater is Major Sea Level Rise Contributor

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Greenland Meltwater is Major Sea Level Rise Contributor

Source: TechTimes/Dianne Depra - January 14, 2015

As the biggest single chunk of melting ice and snow in the world, Greenland's massive ice sheet is considered to be potentially the biggest contributor more…

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