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Climate Change Will Alter Ocean Chemistry, Impact All Levels of Food Chain

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Climate Change Will Alter Ocean Chemistry, Impact All Levels of Food Chain

Source: The Guardian/Emma Howard - September 2, 2015

Climate change will have irreversible and unprecedented impacts on crucial ocean microorganisms that could trigger dramatic effects further up the food chain, according to scientists.

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New Study: Sea Level Rise Will be More Severe Than Predicted

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New Study: Sea Level Rise Will be More Severe Than Predicted

Source: Phys.org/Sasha Wright - September 1, 2015

On July 23, James Hansen and 16 co-authors posted a discussion paper on an open-review website about sea level rise and climate change. The article more…

The High-Tech Exploration Vessels of Ocean Networks Canada

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The High-Tech Exploration Vessels of Ocean Networks Canada

Source: TECHMalak/Matthew Barnes - August 31, 2015

Scientists from all over the world can join the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) as they use two  high-tech exploration and research vessels more…

Desert Dust Storms May Impact Ocean Phytoplankton

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Desert Dust Storms May Impact Ocean Phytoplankton

Source: Phys.org/Jennifer Chu - August 28, 2015

Each spring, powerful dust storms in the deserts of Mongolia and northern China send thick clouds of particles into the atmosphere. Eastward winds sweep these more…

Popular Measure of Ancient Ocean Temperatures Questioned by New Lab Experiments

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Popular Measure of Ancient Ocean Temperatures Questioned by New Lab Experiments

Source: UW Today/Hannah Hickey - August 27, 2015

Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records are preserved in ice cores or tree rings, other more…

Thousands of Robots Roam the Ocean

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Thousands of Robots Roam the Ocean

Source: The Christian Science Monitor/Kelsey Warner - August 26, 2015

Right now, there are thousands of robots roaming the Earth's waters. More and more, scientists are relying on bots to fill a knowledge gap, sending more…

Climate Contrarians Are No Galileos

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Climate Contrarians Are No Galileos

Source: The Guardian/Dana Nuccitelli - August 25, 2015

Those who reject the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming often invoke Galileo as an example of when the scientific minority overturned the majority view. In reality, climate contrarians more…

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Facility Goes Live

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Facility Goes Live

Source: Discovery News/Eric Niiler - August 24, 2015

A team of engineers flipped the switch Friday on a green technology that harnesses the stored energy of the ocean using the temperature difference between warm surface more…

Moving From Protest to Prototype, Entrepreneurs Gather in Paris to Solve Climate Change

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Moving From Protest to Prototype, Entrepreneurs Gather in Paris to Solve Climate Change

Source: Grist/Katie Herzog - August 21, 2015

For six weeks, over 100 entrepreneurs will be living communally in a 16th-century castle outside of Paris. Their goal, like all cults worth their dianetics, is to save the more…

NASA Visualizes the Ocean’s Garbage Patches

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NASA Visualizes the Ocean’s Garbage Patches

Source: NASA/Greg Shirah and Horace Mitchell - August 20, 2015

We wanted to see if we could visualize the so-called ocean garbage patches. We start with data from floating, scientific buoys that NOAA has been more…

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