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Trump Rejecting National Climate Report Would Be Worse Than Exiting Paris Agreement

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Trump Rejecting National Climate Report Would Be Worse Than Exiting Paris Agreement

The Conversation/Gary W. Yohe - August 18, 2017

A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials.

If more…

How I Sea: Melody Saunders Brenna

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How I Sea: Melody Saunders Brenna

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 16, 2017

Meet Melody, the CEO and Co-Founder of Reef Life Restoration and Foundation, a company with a mission to give the ocean’s corals a helping hand more…

Travel to the Beach Without Killing it: 5 Ways Surfers Can Support a Healthy Ocean

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Travel to the Beach Without Killing it: 5 Ways Surfers Can Support a Healthy Ocean

Source: The Inertia/Kevin Whilden - August 16, 2017

Lets all face the reality, most surfers use cars to get to the beach but we rarely think about the impact all our driving has on more…

The Calm Before the Storm: Scientists Brace for Next Round of Global Coral Bleaching

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The Calm Before the Storm: Scientists Brace for Next Round of Global Coral Bleaching

Source: News Deeply/Jim W. Harper - August 15, 2017

Sickly white corals in hot water across the globe are catching a break. New satellite data showing cooler surface currents signals an end to a record more…

Time is of the Essence: The Window to Limit Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees Celsius is Closing

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Time is of the Essence: The Window to Limit Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees Celsius is Closing

Source: Phys.org/Max Planck Society - August 15, 2017

Earth's climate is out of balance: the planet has been warming since industrialization began, because CO2 increasingly collects in the atmosphere. Even an immediate stop more…

When the Ocean Gives You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into a Tasty Snack

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When the Ocean Gives You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into a Tasty Snack

Source: NPR/Sidsel Overgaard - August 14, 2017

Most of us think of jellyfish, when we think of jellyfish, as something to be avoided at the beach (or as the protagonists in that one episode of Friends).

Even more…

Study Reveals Causes of Oxygen Loss in Ancient Oceans That Lead to Mass Extinction

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Study Reveals Causes of Oxygen Loss in Ancient Oceans That Lead to Mass Extinction

Source: Phys.org/Arizona State University - August 14, 2017

A loss of oxygen in global ocean seawater 94 million years ago led to a mass extinction of marine life that lasted for roughly half more…

New Research Offers Hope in the Wake of Antarctica’s Ice Cracking Epidemic

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New Research Offers Hope in the Wake of Antarctica’s Ice Cracking Epidemic

Source: Hakai Magazine/Rossie Izlar - August 14, 2017

When an iceberg the size of Delaware cracked free from the Larsen C ice shelf in West Antarctica this summer, Dave DeMaster and Craig Smith more…

Rising Seas Threaten Alaskan Towns, While Trump Pulls Federal Help

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Rising Seas Threaten Alaskan Towns, While Trump Pulls Federal Help

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - August 14, 2017

The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling more…

Cause of Atlantic Sea Level Rise Hotspots Uncovered

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Cause of Atlantic Sea Level Rise Hotspots Uncovered

Source: Phys.org/Stephenie Livingston/University of Florida - August 10, 2017

Sea level rise hot spots—bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years—happen along the U.S. East Coast thanks to a one-two punch more…