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Ocean Acidification Alarm–Anyone Listening?

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Ocean Acidification Alarm–Anyone Listening?

Source: Geek/Graham Templeton - October 30, 2014

Covering science in the modern day, your reading list leads to a number of frequently recurring questions. One of the most intractable is: how many apocalypses more…

Alaska’s Largest Pike Poisoning Project

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Alaska’s Largest Pike Poisoning Project

Source: Alaska Journal of Commerce/Rashah McChesney - October 29, 2014

SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better.

As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off of the Derks more…

Saving the Great Barrier Reef

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Source: The Guardian/James Woodford - October 28, 2014

The Great Barrier Reef is not a museum piece that can be preserved or maintained in any kind of constant state. To talk about keeping it as more…

UK’s Chief Scientist Warns About Ocean Acidification

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UK’s Chief Scientist Warns About Ocean Acidification

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - October 27, 2014

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
The oceans absorb about a third of the more…

A Dry New World: California’s Drought Survival Strategy

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A Dry New World: California’s Drought Survival Strategy

Source: NPR/Kirk Siegler - October 24, 2014

The past few years have been California's driest on record. Forecasters predict that punishing droughts like the current one could become the new norm.

The more…

Ocean Value Could Drop by $1 Trillion due to Acidification

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Ocean Value Could Drop by $1 Trillion due to Acidification

Source: Climate Wire/Jennifer Huizen - October 23, 2014

This month, the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity released a report updating the impacts of ocean acidification on marine life. This time, it put estimated more…

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…

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…

How Ocean Acidification Affects You And What You Need To Know

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How Ocean Acidification Affects You And What You Need To Know

Source: One Green Planet/Madison Montgomery - October 20, 2014

Every time we harm the natural world, there are always repercussions, and some of the consequences could put the lives of humans at risk.

Currently, more…

Study Finds Ocean Experiencing Highest Sea Level Rise in 6,000 Years

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Study Finds Ocean Experiencing Highest Sea Level Rise in 6,000 Years

Source: The Washington Post/Terrence McCoy - October 17, 2014

There are two main forces that can drive sea levels higher. One is something called thermal expansion, which involves the expansion of ocean water as more…