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NOAA State of the Climate Report – October

Illustration: NOAA NCDC

NOAA State of the Climate Report – October

Source: AP/Seth Borenstein - November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the more…

Ocean Spiral: An Underwater City Concept

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Ocean Spiral: An Underwater City Concept

Source: The Guardian/Justin McCurry - November 20, 2014

It sounds like an idea for a sequel to Christopher Nolan’s hit sci-fi film Interstellar: an underwater city of 5,000 people that draws its energy more…

Ship Traffic Quadrupled in 20 Years, to Detriment of Oceans

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Ship Traffic Quadrupled in 20 Years, to Detriment of Oceans

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - November 18, 2014

The demand for global trade is driving huge growth in ship traffic in the world's oceans, with four times as many ships at sea now than in more…

Why Millions of Starfish Are Melting

Photo: Kevin Lafferty/USGS

Why Millions of Starfish Are Melting

Source: National Geographic/Jane J. Lee - November 18, 2014

For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North more…

Google’s Global Fishing Watch to Combat Illegal Fishing

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Google’s Global Fishing Watch to Combat Illegal Fishing

Source: TakePart/Taylor Hill - November 17, 2014

Google is taking to the high seas to combat overfishing.

But instead of sending out a fleet of self-driving boats to capture ocean views for more…

Meet the Quadrofoil Q2S

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Meet the Quadrofoil Q2S

Source: BoldRide/Zach Doell - November 14, 2014

You can certainly ‘go green’ with only $28,000. One can dial up options on a 2015 Toyota Prius or assemble a fleet of Pedego electric bicycles. more…

Sea Turtles Get the Bends

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Sea Turtles Get the Bends

Source: MailOnline/Sarah Griffiths - November 13, 2014

They are already at risk from oil spills, hunting and habitat destruction.
Now scientists say that decompression sickness, also known as the bends, can be more…

Research Finds New Piece to Climate Puzzle

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Research Finds New Piece to Climate Puzzle

Source: SciTechDaily/Genevieve Wanucha - November 12, 2014

In a newly published study, MIT researchers show that a canonical view of global warming tells only half the story and reveal the missing piece more…

Where Oceans Have Become Most Acidic

Illustration: Taro Takahashi

Where Oceans Have Become Most Acidic

Source: Motherboard/Brian Merchant - November 11, 2014

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, humans have driven the world's oceans to become 30 percent more acidic. The oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide more…

Global Warming Pause Caused by Oceans, Study Finds

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Global Warming Pause Caused by Oceans, Study Finds

Source: Reporting Climate Science/Leon Clifford - November 10, 2014

Reduced heat loss and increased heat uptake across a number of different ocean basins has driven the Pacific Ocean to cool the air above it more…