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Shell’s plan to take up oil drilling again this summer in remote Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea cleared a key hurdle on Monday, winning approval from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean
“As we move forward, any offshore ...
Beyond the pounding surf loved by novelists and beachgoers alike, the ocean
contains rolling internal waves beneath the surface that displace massive amounts of water and push heat and vital nutrients up from the deep ocean
will eventually push one out of every 13 species on Earth (7.7 per cent) into extinction, a new study projects.It won't quite be as bad in North America, where one in 20 species (five per cent) will be killed off because of ...
will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.
It won't quite be as bad in North America, where only 1 in 20 species will be killed off because of climate change or Europe ...
A first-ever effort to gauge the ecological status of all 11 species of marine mammals living in the Arctic reveals a mixed picture--and a lot of missing information. Researchers found that although some populations appear to be coping with ...
This tiny and isolated town of 400 cannot be reached by road. It lies on a fragile barrier island along the Chukchi Sea, 83 miles above the Arctic circle. And for generations, the Iñupiat people of the region have hunted gigantic bowhead whales
For most of us, the Arctic is not at the front of our minds. We view it as cold, stark, and, most importantly, distant. Yet, even in an age of vast ecological upheaval, one could argue that no biome in the world is changing so rapidly or so ...
If you want to know what climate change looks like, turn your gaze north to the Arctic. There, you can see the sea ice beginning to disappear, storms gaining in intensity and entire villages preparing to pack up and leave as the land crumbles ...
It`s not often that the climate change deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But that`s what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that ...
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the ocean
s and the animals living in them.“We may be sitting on a precipice ...
Scientists surveying whales
and dolphins on the West Coast have discovered unusual species of birds and marine mammals far north of their normal ranges. Experts say fish and wildlife are being drawn northward by unusually warm ocean
In the winter of 2013--14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers' fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...
After hauling in the cages at his island oyster farm near Biddeford, Maine, Mark Green's boat is loaded with crusty marine life. Baskets of oysters are there, but so are green crabs — invasive and inedible. "My boat will be full," Green says. ...
When British Capt. James Cook undertook his second voyage in the Southern Ocean
in 1772, scientists on board measured the temperature 183 meters below the surface. It was colder than at the surface.
Scientists have since graduated to ...
Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean
life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.
Evolution is usually omitted in scientific ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region’s famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.
It’s already starting to happen. The culprit is the warming
seas – and in particular the Gulf of Maine, ...
Sea otters aren’t just unbearably cute; they’re also emerging as key players in keeping the ocean
s healthy in a warming
world, according to new scientific research.Think of sea otters as the park rangers of coastal kelp forests. The ...
They say the first way to treat a problem is to admit the problem exists. In that respect, the Australian government may be coming to terms with what it will take to turn around the worrying state of the Great Barrier Reef.
An outlook ...
Cod and chips could soon become a dish of the past, as Britain's waters become ever warmer. Marine experts have warned that rising sea temperatures are transforming the makeup of fish stocks in our coastal waters.
Where cod and haddock ...
The biggest threat to emperor penguins may not be leopard seals or even killer whales
, but a much larger predator: global warming
Climate change, which is quickly melting the sea ice this species depends on for survival, could cause ...
Move over, polar bears: It’s time for Emperor penguins to become the new poster children of climate change.Recently, polar biologists at the University of Minnesota used satellite images of poop stains (scientists are nothing if not ...
June 8 is World Ocean
s Day. It’s a fitting time to contemplate humanity’s evolving relationship with the source of all life. For much of human history, we’ve affected marine ecosystems primarily by what we’ve taken out of the seas. The challenge ...
A decade ago, a common hypothesis was that rivers and dust supplied the ocean
with most of its iron. Since then, scientists have reported in several papers that icebergs and deep-sea hydrothermal vents also may be significant ...
The push to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean
is gaining momentum and dividing people along the grand coast of South Carolina, where some local leaders fear what it could mean for tourism.
"If we had an event like they had in the Gulf ...