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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

Photo: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program

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…

Ocean Acidification Could Cost $1 Trillion

Ocean Acidification Could Cost $1 Trillion

Source: New Scientist/Collin Barras - October 10, 2014

Ocean acidification is set to cost us $1 trillion by 2100 as it eats away at our tropical coral reefs.
That's the warning from a more…

Study Claims US Flooding at High Tides Will Be Chronic In 15 Years

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Study Claims US Flooding at High Tides Will Be Chronic In 15 Years

Source: Phys.org/Kerry Sheridan - October 9, 2014

Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global more…

Sylvia Earle Speaks at SXSW Eco Conference

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Sylvia Earle Speaks at SXSW Eco Conference

Source: TakePart/Todd Woody - October 8, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Much of the debate over saving the ocean and its myriad creatures revolves around finding the right balance between exploitation and environmental protection as climate more…

Different Ocean Depths Tell Different Warming Stories

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Different Ocean Depths Tell Different Warming Stories

Source: BBC News/Jonathan Webb - October 7, 2014

The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought more…