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A Dry New World: California’s Drought Survival Strategy

Photo: California Department of Water Resources

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…

Life Discovered in Ocean Rocks Near Methane Seeps

Source: Rudolph Thauer

Life Discovered in Ocean Rocks Near Methane Seeps

Source: LiveScience/Stephanie Pappas - October 16, 2014

Towering rocks at the bottom of the ocean hold a surprising secret: Life.

These rocks, near natural methane seeps on the seafloor, are home to more…

Birth Control Pills Nearly Wipe Out Fathead Minnow

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Birth Control Pills Nearly Wipe Out Fathead Minnow

Source: CTV News/Aly Thomson - October 15, 2014

HALIFAX -- The lead researcher of a new study is calling for improvements to some of Canada's waste water treatment facilities after finding that introducing more…

17 Amazing Sea Creatures Spotted By NOAA

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17 Amazing Sea Creatures Spotted By NOAA

Source: Business Insider/Chelsea Harvey - October 14, 2014

From Sept. 4 to Oct. 7, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explored the deep-sea ecosystems off the U.S. Atlantic Coast with its ship Okeanos Explorer. By more…

Saving The Danube

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Saving The Danube

Source: The Independent/Stephen McGrath - October 13, 2014

Heavily polluted by communism's industries, and with an ancient fish species in critical danger due to extensive damming and illegal fishing, the River Danube is more…