“Sea level rise could threaten California cities and ports by 2040”

“A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to… Read More

“Taking the sea out of seafood”

“Land-based aquaculture can sound like a mirage — shrimp farms in the desert, salmon swimming “upstream” in an alpine village tank, tilapia swishing over the plains. And for a long time, ample production of sea delicacies in recirculating… Read More

“Climate change is depleting our essential fisheries”

“A new study published Thursday in the journal Science outlines the impacts warming waters are having on commercially important fish species. The world’s fishing industry relies on what’s called fisheries, the clusters of regional fish populations that people… Read More

“Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters”

“ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCUSTS once gathered in such large numbers that they blotted out the sun over the Great Plains, rivaling the famous bison herds in size and appetite. In the summer of 1875, for example, a swarm of… Read More

“You May Be Surprised To Learn Which 2 Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener”

“The world is getting greener. That’s according to Chi Chen, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Chen has been mining data collected by an orbiting NASA camera that monitors green vegetation… Read More

“Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds”

“Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters. A… Read More

“Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam”

“From chronically flooded Midwestern towns to fire-charred California suburbs, from Bangladesh’s sodden delta to low island nations facing rising seas, a long-underplayed strategy for cutting risks related to human-driven climate change is coming to the fore—adaptation. Through 30… Read More

“Augmented reality art exhibit shows how people are harming corals”

“Artist Tamiko Thiel says she wants to get people thinking about how their actions affect the ocean – not only through pollution but global warming, which causes harmful coral bleaching. So the virtual corals change color throughout the… Read More

“Palm oil is destroying rainforests. But try going a day without it.”

“I crawled from my bed in the dark. In the bathroom, I washed my hands, brushed my teeth, and slathered some moisturizer on my face. Before the waking sun had painted the mountains out my window a pale… Read More

“To Help Corals Fight Back, Scientists Are Breeding Populations Separated by Hundreds of Miles”

“Using frozen sperm to fertilize live eggs, the researchers were able to breed elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) from one geographic area with elkhorn from a different area, paving the way to potentially rescue not just that endangered species… Read More