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Scientists intentionally acidify sea water to show just how screwed coral reefs really are

An experiment carried out at One Tree Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef offers a stark warning of the growing risks that corals face as the …

Climate Change

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

BLM Looking To Lease Land Near Great Sand Dunes National Park For Drilling

Oil and gas leasing is being proposed near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. The proposed lease parcels are outlined in red. …

National Parks

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular …


Location: South Komodo National Park Dive Site: Pillarstein Date: 13th December 2017 Photographer: Judith Scheibelberger Instagram: @jujudithsch . . . . . . . . #plasticpollution #plastics #indonesia #komodo #mantarays

A scary look into what our ocean could be like if we don’t change they way we use plastic. Some studies say that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. Fortunately this is only in Indonesia but Indonesia has highest amount of biodiversity on the planet. #dontlethishappen #to #theocean #saynotoplastic #reuse #recycle #noplasticwaterbottles #get #a #hydroflask #stopsucking #nostraws #keep #our #ocean #beuatiful #oneocean #onechance #helpsavesharks #helpsavetheocean

Yesterday we asked for your submissions on plastic pollution, here they are. We will post every few hours. Location: Kedonganan Beach in #Bali. Photographer: Michelle Profile: @shellnevabmc

Threats to the Roadless Rule Put Backcountry Recreation At Risk


Monarch butterfly numbers decline for second year in a row

The iconic monarch butterfly travels thousands of miles south to overwinter in Mexico. But factors including the changing climate are challenging its …


Trump administration nixes ban on hunted elephant tusks being carried into the U.S.

In November 2017, President Donald Trump called the hunting of elephants for their trophy tusks a "horror show."<p>It appeared that Trump, who lacks …

Endangered Species

Scorched country: the destruction of Australia's native landscape

Less than 50% of Australia’s original wilderness still exists, thanks to the colonialist view that development of land means eliminating native vegetation<p>Kate (not her real name) and her husband have run cattle grazing properties in central Queensland for more than 30 years. On remote and isolated …


Diver films a sea of plastic off coast of Bali

<b>If you haven't taken plastic pollution seriously before, this revolting video will be a turning point.</b><p>A British diver has captured horrifying footage …


Mountain Snow In The Western US Is Declining Because Of Climate Change, A New Study Finds

“It’s pretty robustly caused by rising temperatures,” one scientist said.<p>Mountain snow is on the decline across the western US, and climate change is largely to blame, according to a new study.<p>Scientists measured snowpack — the amount of water in snow — at nearly 700 sites spread across western …

Climate Change

Deep freeze in the UK causes massive die-off of sea creatures

Scientists and conservationists in the United Kingdom have observed a mass die-off of invertebrate sea creatures as a result of recent frigid …

Climate Change

Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'It's just crazy, crazy stuff'

Sea ice has hit record lows for time of year as experts say global warming probably fueled big storms in Europe and north-eastern US<p>The Arctic winter has ended with more news that is worrying even the scientists who watch the effects of climate change closely.<p>The region experienced its warmest …

Global Warming

This May Be The Last Photo Post About The Last Male Northern White Rhino

With news that the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, is gravely ill and may face euthanasia where he is being guarded in Kenya, it seemed like a good time to remember Sudan and those who kept him safe all these years. If he dies, it may mean extinction for his species.<p>Sudan, one of three …

Endangered Species

The ozone hole over the Antarctic is beginning to fill up. Here's the bad news.

This heightened awareness led to the international adoption of the Montreal Protocol in 1987, in which major restrictions were placed on products …

Ryan Zinke spent his first year in office selling off rights to our public lands

The Interior secretary is taking extraordinary steps to put public lands in private hands.<p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants the world to know when he’s in the building. And so now, at Zinke’s behest, the department’s Washington headquarters flies a secretarial flag when Zinke arrives for the day …


Diver films wave of plastic pollution off Bali on scale 'never seen before'

A diver who filmed a huge "slick" of plastic floating in clear waters at a popular dive spot in Indonesia said he has "never seen anything like this …


Pre-industrial carbon found in Canadian Arctic waters

Old or possibly ancient carbon is being released from Arctic soils, according to new evidence cited by The Washington Post. The work is an indicator …

Global Warming

Mekong through photographers’ eyes: ‘disaster after disaster’

From sea to source, the Mekong River stretches nearly 5,000 km through six countries. More than 60 million people depend on its waters for survival, …

South China Sea

'We share the same backyard': The islands disappearing off Australia

Halfway between Queensland and Hawaii, 6,000 islanders are set to lose their homes. One is visiting Australia to fight for their survival.


Starfish ‘armageddon’ as thousands wash up on beach

<b>Repent, for it is the end times… At least, if you are a starfish.</b><p>Tens of thousands of the creatures have washed up dead on a beach in Kent, leaving …


Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

Global Warming

Scientists have detected an acceleration in sea level rise

Faster melting of ice sheets is speeding up sea level rise<p>As humans emit heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide, the planet warms, and over time consequences become more apparent. Some of the consequences we are familiar with – for instance, rising temperatures, melting ice, and rising sea levels. …

Global Warming

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented<p>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 …

Global Warming

New clues to decline of bees and other pollinators

<b>Bee diseases have been detected in hoverflies for the first time.</b><p>The brightly-coloured flies may be picking up bee viruses as they forage at the same flowers.<p>And scientists think hoverflies could then be spreading the deadly infections long distances when they migrate.<p>Bees and other pollinators are …


North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an …

Global Warming

Approximately 30,000 litres (8000 gallons) of fuel spilled into the Strait of Georgia, located off the coast of British Columbia by HMCS Calgary. The HCMS Calgary, a vessel of The Royal Navy, was conducting a fuel transfer when fuel was dumped into the #SalishSea. On the Salish Sea, 8 knots of ocean current will push this fuel up and down the coast within hours, making it difficult to locate the spill. With the herring season rapidly approaching, this spill is just another one of the many major threats the Salish Sea is currently facing. We not only call the Salish Sea home, but it is also one of the most abundantly diverse ecosystems on the planet. It is our responsibility at @sea_legacy to speak out against industries exploiting a healthy environment, such as @liberalca's push for the #KinderMorgan pipeline, that is essential to 40,000 jobs and over 3000 species of wildlife.

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change