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The Ocean Is Getting More Acidic—What That Actually Means

Atlantic City, NJ<p>Thanks to carbon emissions, the ocean is changing, and that is putting a whole host of marine organisms at risk. These scientists are on the front lines.<p>Grace Saba steadies herself on the back of a gently rocking boat as she and her crew slide a six-foot long yellow torpedo into …

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El Niño is gestating in the Pacific, possibly heralding warmer global temps and extreme weather in 2019 - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | June 15, 2018 5:17 pm<p>Here is how sea surface temperatures differed from the the 1981-2010 average during May of 2018. (Source: ENSO …

Climate Change

Australia’s coral barrier reef keeps dying and coming back

<b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks.<p>Latest stories<p>Do Britain’s railways need a Fat …

Sea Level

Ramp-up in Antarctic ice loss speeds sea level rise – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a …

Global Warming

Antarctica's Ice Is Melting Even Faster, and Scientists Are Deeply Worried

WASHINGTON — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an …

Global Warming

Ocean oxygen levels are dropping and taking marine life with them

According to new research, existing measurements show ocean “dead zones” are even worse than we thought.<p>When there’s not enough oxygen in the water, …

New Jersey

Antarctic Ocean Discovery Warns of Faster Global Warming

<i>By Mikayla Mace, Arizona Daily Star</i><p>A group of scientists, including one from the University of Arizona, has new findings suggesting Antarctica's …

Climate Change

End of the Journey for Iceberg B-15Z? : Image of the Day

Melting and breakup would not be surprising, given the berg’s long journey and northerly location. A previous image showed B-15Z farther south in …

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Global Conveyer Belt: Ocean Current Slowing

<i>By Climate Central</i><p>June 8 is World Oceans Day, a time to raise awareness about the importance of the oceans to our planet. Ocean currents and broader …

Global Warming

Melting bergy bits are more serious than they sound, but this scientist found a way to study them

Climate change isn't just about massive ice sheets.<p>The Greenland ice sheet is nothing to thumb your nose at: Covering an area three times the size of Texas, it contains much of the world’s fresh water, influences Earth’s weather, and holds a priceless record of the planet’s climate inside. And if …

Global Warming

Invisible scum on sea cuts CO2 exchange with air 'by up to 50%'

An invisible layer of scum on the sea surface can reduce carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and the oceans by up to 50%, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from Heriot-Watt, Newcastle and Exeter universities say the findings, published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Monday, …

Climate Change

Bering Sea Ice Is Basically Gone

Bering Sea ice has been battered all year by warm waters and wild winter heat waves. But at least it won’t have to suffer any more, because now it’s …

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

<b>Scientists in New Zealand have documented what they believe is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.</b><p>The 23.8m (78ft) wave was measured by a buoy on New Zealand's Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday, the country's weather authority said.<p>It eclipses a 22.03m wave …

A healthy reef is alive with music, but the chorus fades as the coral dies.

It's bad news for fish when their homes go quiet.<p>Take it from me: there’s a lot of music under the sea. A healthy section of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, for instance, is full of it—damselfish hooting, clownfish chirping, shrimp clicking their claws. ”There’s this whole sort of orchestra of …

The Arabian Sea’s Suffocating ‘Dead Zone’ Is Even Larger Than We Imagined

Since the early 1960s, scientists have known about the so-called “dead zone” in the Gulf of Oman, a patch of water practically devoid of all oxygen. …

Oceans' Mysterious Magnetic Field Is Mapped in Stunning Detail from Space

Satellites circling Earth have mapped an elusive, invisible force in unprecedented detail: the magnetic field created by the currents in the planet's …

Ocean Heat Waves Are Getting Worse

Spikes in sea temperatures stress marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.<p>The Atlantic meridional overturning …

Global Warming

As Antarctic Melting Accelerates, Worst-Case Scenarios May Come True

(Photo: NASA HQ Photo)<p>Some of the world's most profound melting of glaciers is happening in the Antarctic; and is invisible from above.<p>According to a …

Ocean scientists work to forecast huge plankton blooms in Arabian Sea

NEWS<p>An operational forecast could help countries prepare for booms in these tiny marine creatures.<p>Jeff Tollefson<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub …

Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows

A few weeks from now, in the waters off the Tasmanian coast, marine ecologist Jonny Stark of the Australian Antarctic Division and a team of …

Alarming NASA Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing at a Record-Breaking Rate

2017 and 2018 were record low years for ice coverage.<p>On March 17, the Arctic Ocean reached its peak level of ice coverage for the rest of the year, …

Global Warming

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

A warmer Arctic caused icy traffic jams in seas down south

Hazardous sea ice is going farther, faster.<p>Off the northeastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada, sea ice is a normal sight between January and May. The icy coating, usually about 20 inches thick, typically disappears as it gets warmer—letting cargo ships, ferries, and fishing vessels cut through the …

When It Comes to Climate Change, the Ocean Never Forgets

If climate change were just a flirtation with disaster—that is, the world acted decisively and cut emissions, and the amount of atmospheric carbon …

Billion-dollar polar engineering ‘needed to slow melting glaciers’

Scientists have outlined plans to build a series of mammoth engineering projects in Greenland and Antarctica to help slow down the disintegration of the planet’s main glaciers. The controversial proposals include underwater walls, artificial islands and huge pumping stations that would channel cold …

Global Warming

The fast-melting Arctic is already messing with the ocean’s circulation, scientists say

Scientists studying a remote and icy stretch of the North Atlantic have found new evidence that fresh water, likely melted from Greenland or Arctic sea ice, may already be altering a key process that helps drives the global circulation of the oceans.<p>In chilly waters on either side of Greenland, the …

Global Warming

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

The ocean current that gives western and northern Europe a relatively mild climate might be at greater risk of shutdown than we thought. If the North …

Actions today will decide Antarctic ice sheet loss and sea level rise

A new study published in Nature looks at how much global sea level will continue to rise even if we manage to meet the Paris climate target of staying below 2°C hotter than pre-industrial temperatures. The issue is that sea levels keep rising for several hundred years after we stabilize …

Sea Level

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change.<p>Although it could yet prove to be a freak event, the primary concern is that global warming is eroding the polar vortex, the …

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