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NASA: Sea Levels Have Risen 8cm Since 1992

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NASA: Sea Levels Have Risen 8cm Since 1992

Source: Reuters - August 28, 2015

Sea levels worldwide have risen an average of nearly eight centimetres (three inches) since 1992 because of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists more…

Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

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Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

Source: Quartz/Gwynn Guilford - August 27, 2015

Another asset bubble has burst in China. And it’s not in stocks, metals or real estate. It’s the market for a maize-colored organ carved out more…

Scientists Mapping Ocean Plastic Collect Massive Amounts of Trash

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Scientists Mapping Ocean Plastic Collect Massive Amounts of Trash

Source: AP/Olga Rodriguez - August 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Far away from California’s coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, more…

Native Great Barrier Reef Species at Risk From Climate Change

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Native Great Barrier Reef Species at Risk From Climate Change

Source: The Guardian/Joshua Robertson - August 25, 2015

Species native to the Great Barrier Reef are more likely to face extinction through climate change than marine life elsewhere that can adapt by “invading” new regions, more…

Glaciers Fuel Phytoplankton Growth By Seeding Ocean With Silicon

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Glaciers Fuel Phytoplankton Growth By Seeding Ocean With Silicon

Source: New Scientist/Colin Barras - August 24, 2015

From icy water comes life. The meltwater beneath Greenland’s glaciers is an important source of the silicon that some plankton need to build their glassy more…

July Was the Hottest Month on Record

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July Was the Hottest Month on Record

Source: The Independent/James Rush - August 21, 2015

It is almost certain 2015 will be the hottest year recorded, scientists have said after it was revealed that July was the Earth's warmest month more…

2015 El Niño On Track to be Largest on Record

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2015 El Niño On Track to be Largest on Record

Source: Los Angeles Times/Rong-Gong Lin III - August 20, 2015

In another sign that El Niño is gaining strength and could soak California this winter, sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have increased to more…

Climate Change Affects New England Lobster Populations

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Climate Change Affects New England Lobster Populations

Source: AP/Patrick Whittle - August 19, 2015

The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold more…

Feds Allow Shell to Drill in Arctic for First Time in Two Decades

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Feds Allow Shell to Drill in Arctic for First Time in Two Decades

Source: AP/Don Joling - August 18, 2015

The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for more…

Surge of Whale Deaths has Scientists Concerned

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Surge of Whale Deaths has Scientists Concerned

Source: National Post/Bethany Lindsay - August 17, 2015

The discovery of four dead humpback whales in B.C. waters in a single week, just as Alaska is experiencing a surge of whale deaths, has more…

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