“A warming Arctic could cost the world trillions of dollars”

“A warming Arctic is shifting from white to dark as sea ice melts and land-covered snow retreats, and that means it can absorb even more of the sun’s heat. Plus, the Arctic’s vast permafrost area is thawing, releasing… Read More

“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

“USGS study predicts more disastrous effects from sea level rise in Bay Area”

“The effects of sea level rise in the Bay Area could be more disastrous than what most people think, according to a new study written by a team of researchers led by the United States Geological Survey. It… 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

“Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming”

“Colorful wooden houses dot the sub-Arctic landscape battered by one of the harshest climates on the planet. But global warming is reshaping the world’s largest island, causing the ice sheet to melt at a faster rate than previously… 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

“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

“The Baltic Sea offers a preview of what’s to come with global warming”

“Then came this past summer’s heat wave, which increased Baltic Sea temperatures to an unprecedented 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit, killing starfish and other fragile marine creatures. It all could be a sign of things to come in a warming… Read More

“Related Group’s Jorge Pérez: ‘Sea level rise is something that is going to hit us all’”

“What do a billionaire real estate mogul, a wealth management executive and a Republican congresswoman have in common? Living and working in South Florida, they share concerns about the impacts that a changing climate — and rising seas… Read More

“As oceans grow more acidic, they’re eating away at their protective floors”

“Much of the deep sea has never been explored close-up by humans. Some submarines have plumbed its depths, but reaching the ocean bottom is a complicated and expensive journey, challenging because the seabed lies under more than three… Read More