“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

“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

“Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions”

Here’s answers to the most commonly asked question about climate change. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/climate/what-is-climate-change.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

“Climate Change Threatens the World’s Parasites (That’s Not Good)”

“As global warming raises the planet’s temperature, the researchers found, many species will lose territory in which to survive. Some of their hosts will be lost, too.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/science/parasites-extinction-climate-change.html?hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

“Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report”

““Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,” a draft of the report states.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/climate/climate-change-drastic-warming-trump.html

“Narwhals Are Helping NASA Understand Melting Ice and Rising Seas”

“Greenland’s ice cap holds beneath it 10 percent of the earth’s freshwater, enough to raise global sea levels by 20 feet. While there’s no doubt it is melting, scientists have little certainty about exactly what’s happening inside this… Read More

“A Tiny Fraction of Oceans Could Satisfy The World’s Fish Demand”

“Farmed fish operations have often come with environmental degradation and problems with diseases and parasites. In recent years, however, the science and industry best practices have been refined. Now it’s a matter of putting it into action in… Read More

“This strange spot in the Atlantic is resisting global warming. Scientists think they know why.”

“This strange spot in the Atlantic is resisting the global warming trend. Scientists think they know why. Scientists may have found out what’s causing a worrying ‘warming hole’ over the Atlantic Ocean.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/02/this-strange-spot-over-the-atlantic-isnt-getting-warmer-scientists-think-they-may-know-why/?utm_term=.0781dc6e53c6

“The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is larger than ever. Here’s what to do about it.”

“Dead zones occur throughout the world and persist through the summer until plunging water temperatures — and often hurricanes — mix oxygen back into the depths each fall…. But these areas are preventable.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/04/gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-is-larger-than-ever-heres-what-to-do-about-it/?utm_term=.c8a10af358cc

“A Massive and Unprecedented Coral Bleaching Event May Finally be Coming to an End”

Coral bleaching is a problem when it comes to sustainability. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/21/a-massive-and-unprecedented-coral-bleaching-event-may-finally-be-coming-to-an-end/?utm_term=.229f88b1ef16