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arctic sea ice

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Could Dry out California

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new...
coral reefs

Researchers Make Improbable Discovery of Deep-sea Coral Reefs in “Hostile” Pacific...

Scientists had long believed that the waters of the Central and Northeast Pacific Ocean were inhospitable to certain species of deep-sea corals, but a...
pollution

Discovery of Industrial Chemicals 10 Km below Sea Surface ‘Disturbing’

The discovery of extremely high levels of pollution at the bottom of two of the Earth’s deepest oceanic trenches is a disturbing development that...
climate

Chilling Climate Revelations from the Last Ice Age

About 14,000 years ago, the southwest United States was lush and green, home to saber-toothed cats and mammoths. Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest was mostly...
ecosystems

Heatwaves in the Ocean – a Risk to Ecosystems?

Did you know that heatwaves not only occur on land, but also in the sea? We all remember the record-breaking European heatwave in summer...
Calcareous Phytoplankton

Ocean Warming and Acidification Impact on Calcareous Phytoplankton

Two new studies recently published in Limnology & Oceanography and Biogeosciences report that ocean warming may exacerbate the impacts of ocean acidification on calcareous...
ocean currents

Fukushima radioactivity diluted in the Pacific makes tracing ocean currents possible

Very little is known about ocean currents and generally about dynamics in the oceans. But radioactivity released into the Pacific by the Fukushima nuclear...
drought

California drought patterns becoming more common

Atmospheric patterns resembling those that appeared during the latter half of California's ongoing multi-year drought are becoming more common.