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Study Links Global Warming to Expansion of Toxic Algal Blooms

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Study Links Global Warming to Expansion of Toxic Algal Blooms

Source: Phys.org/Stony Brook University - April 26, 2017

Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published more…

Scientists Use Before/After Photographic Evidence to Explain Climate Change

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Scientists Use Before/After Photographic Evidence to Explain Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/ University of Kansas - April 21, 2017

A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, "Savor the Cryosphere," appearing in GSA more…

A Warming Pacific Ocean is ‘Dissolving’ Marine Life

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A Warming Pacific Ocean is ‘Dissolving’ Marine Life

Source: RT - April 20, 2017

The mixture of warming waters and ocean acidification is proving a lethal combination for many sea creatures who are dissolving in the hostile conditions, according more…

Everything You Need to Know About Earth Day

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Everything You Need to Know About Earth Day

Source: Live Science/Alina Bradford - April 19, 2017

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is more…

Volcanic Island in Japan May Hold Key to Coral Survival in a Changing World

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Volcanic Island in Japan May Hold Key to Coral Survival in a Changing World

Source: Phys.org/Ursula Hyzy - April 18, 2017

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of more…

Rising Sea Levels Could Send ‘Climate Migrants’ to Inland Cities in US

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Rising Sea Levels Could Send ‘Climate Migrants’ to Inland Cities in US

Source: Phys.org/Alan Flurry - April 18, 2017

When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and its aftermath. Now, a new University of more…

Experts in California Give Warning to Rising Sea Level Threats

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Experts in California Give Warning to Rising Sea Level Threats

Source: Daily Breeze/Sandy Mazza - April 17, 2017

Armed with a growing body of evidence that rising seas could inundate the California coastline sooner than later, state experts are sounding the alarm.

A more…

The Holy Grail of Climate Change: Scientists Search for Answers in Oman

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The Holy Grail of Climate Change: Scientists Search for Answers in Oman

Source: Phys.org/Sam Mcneil - April 14, 2017

Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap more…

Two-Thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has Been Affected by This Year’s Mass Coral Bleaching

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Two-Thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has Been Affected by This Year’s Mass Coral Bleaching

Source: The Conversation/Terry Hughes/James Kerry - April 13, 2017

Corals on the Great Barrier Reef have bleached again in 2017 as a result of extreme summer temperatures. It’s the fourth such event and the more…

The Time is Now: Next 10 Years Crucial for Curbing Climate Change

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The Time is Now: Next 10 Years Crucial for Curbing Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/ International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - April 13, 2017

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in two ways—by cutting our emissions, or by removing it from the more…