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Experts Find Flood Risk to the United States ‘Severely Underestimated’

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Experts Find Flood Risk to the United States ‘Severely Underestimated’

Source: BBC News/Victoria Gill - December 15, 2017

Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to "redraw" the flood map of the US.
Their work reveals 40 million Americans are at more…

A One-Two Punch: Overfishing and Climate Change Are Pushing Seabirds Towards Extinction

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A One-Two Punch: Overfishing and Climate Change Are Pushing Seabirds Towards Extinction

Source: The Guardian/Matthew Taylor - December 14, 2017

Overfishing and climate change are pushing some of the world’s most iconic seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to a new report.

The study more…

Photographer Who Captured Viral Footage of Starving Polar Bear Explains Why She Couldn’t Help The Animal

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Photographer Who Captured Viral Footage of Starving Polar Bear Explains Why She Couldn’t Help The Animal

Source: National Geographic/Cristina G Mittermeier - December 13, 2017

There is nothing worse for someone who loves wildlife and nature than to witness the suffering of an animal. That is why photographing the distress more…

Source of Ocean Methane May Be Coming From an Abundant Enzyme in Marine Microbes

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Source of Ocean Methane May Be Coming From an Abundant Enzyme in Marine Microbes

Source: Phys.org/MIT - December 12, 2017

Industrial and agricultural activities produce large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Many bacteria also produce methane as a byproduct more…

Swings in Ocean Acidity Could Be Worse For Mussels Than Long-Term Acidification

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Swings in Ocean Acidity Could Be Worse For Mussels Than Long-Term Acidification

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ashley Braun - December 8, 2017

Imagine sitting in a pool of water that seesaws between too hot and too cold and being unable to control your body temperature. Now substitute more…

Rising Sea Levels Will Threaten Archaeological and Historic Sites on US East Coast

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Rising Sea Levels Will Threaten Archaeological and Historic Sites on US East Coast

Source: Phys.org/Steve Hinnefeld/Indiana University - December 7, 2017

Rising sea levels resulting from climate change will threaten vast numbers of archaeological and historic sites near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern more…

Scientists and Environmentalists Welcome Arctic Ocean Fishing Ban

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Scientists and Environmentalists Welcome Arctic Ocean Fishing Ban

Source: Independent/Josh Gabbatiss - December 6, 2017

An international agreement has banned fishing in the Arctic Ocean for the next 16 years.

The deal will allow researchers time to understand the region’s unique ecosystems more…

Point Source Solutions For Solving Ocean Problems

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Point Source Solutions For Solving Ocean Problems

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - December 5, 2017

In this episode of World Ocean Radio we ask who benefits from current solutions to ocean acidification, co2 emissions, and plastic pollution, and if there more…

New Research Shows Mangroves Lack the Genetic Diversity to Cope With Climate Change

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New Research Shows Mangroves Lack the Genetic Diversity to Cope With Climate Change

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jake Buehler - December 5, 2017

Mangroves support coastal ecosystems around the world. In the tropics and subtropics, they rim coastlines and estuaries in thick green bands, providing shelter for everything more…

Protecting the North: U.S., Russia, And Other Nations Join to Restrict Fishing in a Thawing Arctic

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Protecting the North: U.S., Russia, And Other Nations Join to Restrict Fishing in a Thawing Arctic

Source: The New York Times/Andrew E. Kramer - December 4, 2017

Relations between Russia and the United States are in a deep freeze, but they share a looming common problem north of their Arctic coastlines — more…