“This Seaside Community Is Getting Swallowed by the Ocean”

“SLOWLY BUT SURELY, North Carolina’s Outer Banks are being eaten up by the sea. The 200-mile stretch of islands that sits just off the coast is known for its idyllic beaches and thriving tourism, but scientists say those… Read More

“Del Mar considers unpopular ‘planned retreat’ strategy due to rising sea level”

“Herb Montgomery and his wife, Janet, have lived in Del Mar’s low-lying Beach Colony just east of Camino Del Mar for 20 years. He knows the ocean is creeping closer to his property and he says the city… Read More

“Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef”

“The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has seen two massive bleaching events over the span of two years. And that’s led to a widespread die-off of the corals, according to a new study. Through close… Read More

“Sunscreen Chemicals Are Destroying Coral Reefs And Now Hawaii Is Banning Them”

“Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types… Read More

“Scientists’ stop-gap plan to save coral reefs”

“A coral reef takes centuries to form. Vaughan: “Most corals the size of a basketball may be as much as 25 to 100 years old. And ones the size of a small car would be a few hundred… Read More

“Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea”

“Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries to… Read More

“Ocean acidification poses new concern for SF Bay water “

“Visitors to the Tiburon shoreline may notice a new addition to the seascape — a five-foot tall, bright yellow buoy anchored just offshore San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. The Bay Ocean Buoy (BOB)… Read More

“Coral Reefs Suffering In Philippines Despite Outlawing Damaging Fishing Practices”

Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing ptactices Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.

“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

“Satellites show sea level rise is accelerating”

“At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers who published in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academies of… Read More