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North Atlantic Carbon Intake Doubles

The North Atlantic is gulping down twice as much industrial carbon as before and becoming increasingly acidic, intensifying threats to marine creatures.

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Oceans Would Perish Even If Levels of Atmospheric Carbon Were Reduced

While the “future dramatic removal of huge volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere” could restore greenhouse gas concentrations to pre-industrial levels, the world’s oceans would “stay warmer, and more acidic, for thousands of years, and the consequences for marine life could be catastrophic” unless the burning of fossil fuels is stopped, a team of German researchers warns.

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What Is Killing All the Starfish?

Scientists are making some headway in figuring out what is killing millions of sea stars in the waters off the Pacific Coast, from British Columbia to Mexico.

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Fish on Acid Lose Fear of Predators

Some fish species in increasingly acidic tropical seas are losing their sense of smell and becoming easier prey for predators.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 READ MORE



Climate Science Is ‘Beyond Argument’

Beset by pollution, overfishing and often uncontrolled exploitation, the world’s high seas are also under mounting pressure from climate change, a panel of international leaders says.

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 READ MORE



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Climate Change Will Hit Seafloor Life

Many species are likely to be damaged by the effects of climate change on deep-sea communities, and animals are expected to grow smaller.

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Study: Climate Change Pushes Marine Life Toward the Poles

The biological makeup of the oceans is rearranging in response to changing water temperatures. Species are being pushed toward the poles at a rate of almost four and a half miles per year as they seek environments they can survive in.

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U.S. Navy Unloads Bombs in Great Barrier Reef

American fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs into the world’s largest network of coral structures last week when a training exercise went wrong, the U.S. Navy said.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Massive Undersea Oil Plumes Spell Trouble

What’s 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick? The largest of a set of enormous oil plumes deep in the Gulf of Mexico that suggests that leakage from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than the government and BP originally thought.

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