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California Oil Spill Narrowly Misses the Ocean Just Down the Coast From Last Year’s Refugio Beach Oil Spill

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California Oil Spill Narrowly Misses the Ocean Just Down the Coast From Last Year’s Refugio Beach Oil Spill

Source: Los Angeles Times/Matt Hamilton, Joseph Serna and Veronica Rocha - June 24, 2016

Before the sun rose Thursday, Kirk Atwater’s wakeup call was a noxious breeze that filled his bedroom with fumes.

He stepped out of his ranch more…

How Rogue Waves Are Created in the Ocean

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How Rogue Waves Are Created in the Ocean

Source: Futurity/John Toon, Georgia Tech - June 23, 2016

Rogue ocean waves can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters more…

Even Animals in the Deepest Ocean Trenches Are Contaminated With Chemical Waste

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Even Animals in the Deepest Ocean Trenches Are Contaminated With Chemical Waste

Source: Nature World News/Julia Gonzalez - June 22, 2016

The extent that man-made pollution is seeping into the ocean's waters has reached a whole new level as recent studies have shown that organisms living more…

Climate Change to Expose More People to Zika-Spreading Mosquito Aedes Aegypti

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Climate Change to Expose More People to Zika-Spreading Mosquito Aedes Aegypti

Source: The Conversation/Andrew Monaghan, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - June 21, 2016

As Americans ready themselves for the arrival of mosquitoes this summer, many may be wondering whether they are at risk for tropical diseases like Zika more…

Poisoned Waters: the United States Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Each Year

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Poisoned Waters: the United States Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Each Year

Source: Ecowatch/Center for Biological Diversity - June 20, 2016

A new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity and For the Fishes finds that 6 million tropical marine fish, which are imported into the U.S. each year more…

Carbon Dioxide Hits 400 ppm in Antarctica for the First Time Ever

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Carbon Dioxide Hits 400 ppm in Antarctica for the First Time Ever

Source: Climate Central/Brian Kahn - June 17, 2016

We’re officially living in a new world.

Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year more…

This Simple Idea May Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

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This Simple Idea May Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

Source: Climate Central/Brian Kahn - June 16, 2016

Global warming is chasing plants and animals, forcing them to head uphill or north to find suitable habitat. Scientists have considered migration corridors — restored, healthy more…

A Plan Is in the Works to Mute Ocean Noise Pollution

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A Plan Is in the Works to Mute Ocean Noise Pollution

Source: Care2/Laura Goldman - June 15, 2016

Imagine trying to relax in your home while being bombarded with the explosive sounds of shotgun blasts as well as freight trains rumbling by. For more…

Climate Change Could Alter the Chemistry of Deepwater Lakes and Harm Ecosystems

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Climate Change Could Alter the Chemistry of Deepwater Lakes and Harm Ecosystems

Source: The Conversation/Alexander L. Forrest, University of California, Davis - June 14, 2016

In an age of rapid global population growth, demand for safe, clean water is constantly increasing. In 2010 the United States alone used 355 billion more…

Oysters Native to Olympia Have a Built-In Resistance to Ocean Acidification

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Oysters Native to Olympia Have a Built-In Resistance to Ocean Acidification

Source: OPB FM/Kristian Foden-Vencil - June 13, 2016

Native Olympia oysters have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Limnology and Oceanography.

Native Olympia oysters are more…

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