Rampant overfishing combined with the impact of climate change is seriously endangering the well-being of the oceans, environmental analysts say.
New evidence appears that increased melting of sea ice as the Earth warms could weaken the Gulf Stream and reduce temperatures in Western Europe.
Unprecedented ocean temperature rises off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States may be linked to sea level rise or the recent pattern of “weird” weather.
After re-examining data that seemed to show global warming slowing since 1998, U.S. scientists say temperatures have continued to rise steadily.
Reducing the bleaching of corals by blocking the sun’s rays might buy time to keep tropical reefs alive if efforts are increased to halt global warming.
Climate change brings mixed prospects for people threatened by hurricanes: The weather events are likely to occur less often, but when they do they will be even more destructive.
Fish accustomed to shallow northern waters will search in vain for cooler depths as climate change warms the seas where they thrive.
Scientists analyzing more than three decades of weather data for the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked an astonishing 7°C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice.
Far more heat than suspected is being absorbed by the oceans' top layer, scientists have found, but a study has uncovered little evidence of rising warmth at greater depths.
Dedicated surfers, deeply involved with monitoring the natural coastal environment around the world, warn that climate change now poses a major threat to this booming leisure industry.