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    A sustainable future powered by sea

    Researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.

    22nd September 2017 01:40 PM

  2. Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!

    Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.

  3. New hermit crab uses live coral as its home

    A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study.

    21st September 2017 02:42 PM
  4. Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish

    West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring...
  5. Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

    A hardy ocean drone made a first-ever attempt to surf across Antarctica's stormy Drake Passage gathering data about ocean mixing.

    20th September 2017 06:46 PM

  6. Atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt

    Researchers are exploring the changing chemistry of the Arctic's atmosphere to help answer the question of what happens as snow and ice begin to melt.

    20th September 2017 02:00 PM

  7. End-of-summer Arctic sea ice extent is eighth lowest on record

    Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, scientists have reported. Analysis of satellite data showed that at 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square...
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    'King Tide' mapping project

    'Dress rehearsal' will help quantify local flooding risk and validate storm-surge models, while laying groundwork for a long-term network of volunteer data collectors.

    18th September 2017 06:21...
  9. People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution

    Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean could be the key to reducing the threats to it posed by plastic pollution.

    18th September 2017 05:27 PM

  10. Cost of not adapting to climate change would be at least five times higher

    A study on damage to coastal considered only real estate loss. If nothing is done, researchers say, losses might be up to ten times higher if the predicament includes the spreading of flood- and...
  11. Old fish few and far between under fishing pressure

    A new study has found that, for dozens of fish populations around the globe, old fish are greatly depleted -- mainly because of fishing pressure. Old fish are increasingly missing in many populations...
  12. Forest fires are not limited to hot or temperate climates

    Evidence of wildfires dating back 20,000 years was recently discovered in the Massif du Queyras, in the heart of the French Alps, 2,240 meters above sea level. This discovery echoes the recent...
  13. Black Sea water temperatures may buck global trend

    Scientists have successfully simulated the Black Sea’s long term currents, salt water content and temperature for the first time.

    15th September 2017 08:29 PM

  14. Arctic sea ice once again shows considerable melting

    This September, the extent of Arctic sea ice shrank to roughly 4.7 million square kilometres, scientists have determined.

    15th September 2017 02:36 PM

  15. Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature

    A kauri tree trapped in a New Zealand swamp for 30,000 years may have overturned the idea that a slowdown in ocean currents in the North Atlantic may be entirely responsible for Dansgaard-Oeschger...
  16. USA threatened by more frequent flooding

    The East Coast of the United States is threatened by more frequent flooding in the future. According to this study, the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are most at risk. Their...
  17. How openings in Antarctic sea ice affect worldwide climate

    In a new analysis of climate models, researchers reveal the significant global effects that seemingly anomalous polynyas, or openings in sea ice, can have. Their findings indicate that heat escaping...
  18. Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

    Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't travel, according to new research.

  19. Direct evidence of sea level 'fingerprints' discovered

    The first observation of sea level 'fingerprints' -- tell-tale differences in sea level rise around the world in response to changes in continental water and ice sheet mass -- has been reported by...
  20. Increasing effective decision-making for coastal marine ecosystems

    Marine restoration, rather than protection, might be the most cost-effective solution for coastal marine ecosystems suffering from human activities, a new study has found. The study examined how to...
  21. Warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variability

    Many tropical or subtropical regions could see increases in naturally occurring temperature variability as Earth warms over coming decades, a new study suggests. These local changes could occur even...
  22. Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate cha

    New findings document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago.

    4th September 2017 07:10 PM

  23. Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean

    Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more water surfaces in the Arctic...
  24. Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems

    Researchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems.

    4th September 2017 07:10 PM

  25. More 'losers' than 'winners' predicted for Southern Ocean seafloor animals

    A new study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more 'losers' than 'winners' over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms.

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