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Scientists Find Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

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Scientists Find Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

Source: Phys.org/ExxonMobil - June 21, 2017

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than more…

Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change

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Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change

Source: Science Daily/University of Manitoba - June 19, 2017

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the more…

Trump Tells Mayor of Disappearing Island ‘Not to Worry’ About Climate Change

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Trump Tells Mayor of Disappearing Island ‘Not to Worry’ About Climate Change

Source: The Washington Post/Travis M. Andrews - June 16, 2017

James “Ooker” Eskridge was crabbing off the coast of Virginia’s Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay on Monday when he noticed a boat approaching him. Behind it more…

Could the Sport of Scuba Diving Disappear by the Year 2050?

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Could the Sport of Scuba Diving Disappear by the Year 2050?

Source: Forbes/Lauren Mowery - June 16, 2017

Yesterday, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Donald Trump -- not all Americans. In fact, the majority of the U.S. wanted to remain more…

Data Collected During Oceanographic Expedition Predicts How Ocean Warming Will Influence Plankton Growth

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Data Collected During Oceanographic Expedition Predicts How Ocean Warming Will Influence Plankton Growth

Source: Phys.org/King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - June 13, 2017

Bacterial and archaeal plankton, as the most abundant form of life in the oceans, profoundly influence the global environment. Based on a broad survey of more…

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Commit to Goals of Paris Agreement

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Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Commit to Goals of Paris Agreement

Source: Live Science/Kacey Deamer - June 9, 2017

Following President Donald Trump's announcement withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, some politicians are taking a stand and making their own commitments to more…

A Silver Lining for Coral: Ocean Acidification Could Slow Down Coral Disease

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A Silver Lining for Coral: Ocean Acidification Could Slow Down Coral Disease

Source: Phys.org/Mote Marine Laboratory - June 9, 2017

Coral reefs face intensifying struggles as greenhouse gases warm and acidify the ocean, but new research suggests a potential silver lining: Some coral diseases might more…

No Escaping Climate Change: Emperor Penguins Cannot Simply Find New Home

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No Escaping Climate Change: Emperor Penguins Cannot Simply Find New Home

Source: Science Daily/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - June 8, 2017

If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and more…

Scientists Find That Better Management of Marine Reserves Could Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

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Scientists Find That Better Management of Marine Reserves Could Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/Oregon State University - June 7, 2017

An international team of scientists has concluded that "highly protected" marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change and suggests that these areas more…

The 5 Likely Effects of United States Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

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The 5 Likely Effects of United States Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Source: Live Science/Stephanie Pappas - June 6, 2017

President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement could deal a staggering blow to the nascent international cooperation more…