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Reefs Merit Protection Money

Restoring threatened reefs that protect about 200 million people in coastal communities would cost 20 times less than building artificial breakwaters to reduce the effect of pounding waves, scientists calculate.

Posted on May 19, 2014 READ MORE



Plankton Loss Threatens Marine Food Web

A serious reduction of the vital nutrient plankton due to climate change could have a dramatically damaging effect on marine life in some ocean regions by the end of the century.

Posted on May 12, 2014 READ MORE



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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Acid Oceans Harm More Species

Several marine species are reacting badly to the increasing acidity of the world’s oceans, caused by climate change as carbon dioxide dissolves in the water.

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Tiny Plankton May Have Perilous Impact

As the oceans become more acidic because of rising carbon dioxide levels, smaller plankton will thrive at the expense of larger species, with potentially dangerous effects.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Plankton Will Suffer as Oceans Warm

Fish and other species will be affected by rising temperatures in the oceans, which will slow the growth of the plankton which is the base of most marine food webs.

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Corals Face Extinction by 2100

New research suggests that by 2100 there will be no seawater left with the chemical properties that have supported coral reef growth in the past.

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Acid Seas Make Corals Feeble

Two important habitats for marine life, coral reefs and eelgrass meadows, will endure warming and acidifying seas. But they will become vulnerable.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE



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24 Hours of Inconvenient Truths

With the proportion of Americans concerned about climate change dropping from 62 percent four years ago to 48 today, Al Gore is poised to turn the tide in a daylong lecture on the subject, with an hour devoted to every time zone in the world. (more)

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