“A “New Ocean” Is Emerging at the Top of the World”

“As the planet warms, the Arctic is warming more than twice as fast. As ice cover is disappearing, average summer sea ice has declined by more than a third since 1979. That’s roughly equal to the entire area… Read More

“How Color-Changing Animals Are Rebelling Against Climate Change”

“It’s a fashion fact that the colder your environment the more winter accessories you need. Even some animals have two coats: one for summer to match the bare ground and a winter white to match the snow. But… Read More

“A Small Antarctic Fish Is Helping Scientists Understand The Impacts Of Climate Change”

“If you expose these fish to a single stress — just warming or just acidification — the animals are able to cope with the stress,” explains Todgham. “But when you give the two stressors they lose that ability… Read More

“Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem”

‘”This is a planetary crisis… we are ruining the ecosystem of the ocean,’ UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson told the BBC this week. But how does this happen, where is most at risk and what damage does this plastic… Read More

“David Attenborough says world must act now on plastic after witnessing its impacts filming Blue Planet II”

“More than eight million tonnes of plastic reaches the sea every year. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, and 99 per cent of the planet’s seabirds will have eaten some. Humans are… Read More

“Genetic mapping shows migratory birds’ vulnerability to climate change”

“Using genetics, UCLA biologists involved in the Bird Genoscape Project are racing against time to find out the potential for adaptation and how best to protect vulnerable populations of birds. The project’s most recent study, published today in… Read More

“Has climate change made wildfire terrorism a serious threat?”

“Wildfire-friendly conditions are expected to increase with climate change, and yet wildfire terrorism is seldom discussed. Perhaps that’s due to fear of giving malicious people ideas. But I can’t be the only one to wonder: How much of… Read More

“Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in seas”

“Global warming is making the world’s oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two studies show. The lower oxygen levels are making marine life far more vulnerable, the researchers said. Oxygen is… Read More

“Eerie travel posters show how climate change could transform national parks”

“California’s redwood forests and Yellowstone’s geysers are cherished national treasures. But artist Hannah Rothstein is afraid the parks will be unrecognizable in the future.” https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/11/artists-posters-show-climate-change-in-national-parks/

“Sea Urchins Are Laying Waste to Kelp Forests – and an Entire Ecosystem”

“In an unprecedented environmental collapse, Northern California’s iconic kelp forests have almost entirely disappeared. Starting between three and four years ago, the region’s population of purple sea urchins – which eat marine vegetation – exploded after a disease… Read More