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Climate Change Oceans Soaking Up More Heat Than Estimated – Matt McGrath

The world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years, researchers say. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought. They say it means the Earth is more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than estimated. This could make it much more … Continue reading Climate Change Oceans Soaking Up More Heat Than Estimated – Matt McGrath

Climate Change: Five Cheap Ways To Remove CO2 From The Atmosphere – Matt McGrath

As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading Climate Change: Five Cheap Ways To Remove CO2 From The Atmosphere – Matt McGrath

How A Technology From Iceland Is Fighting Climate Change – Robert Rapier

Iceland is unique among countries in that it obtains nearly all its electricity from renewable energy. Iceland's glacial rivers contribute about 70% of its electricity via hydropower, and the country's ~200 volcanoes enable geothermal to make up most of the rest. Today, humans are depleting fossil fuel resources, and in turn pumping carbon dioxide into … Continue reading How A Technology From Iceland Is Fighting Climate Change – Robert Rapier

We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster – Brian Kahn

By 2030, we as a collective 7 billion humans will know our fate, or at the very least, the fate of the most vulnerable among us. A landmark report released on Sunday sets the clock ticking for humanity and its quest to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels. The report … Continue reading We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster – Brian Kahn

Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline – Robinson Meyer

A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere. If their technique is successfully implemented at scale, it could transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change. It could give … Continue reading Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline – Robinson Meyer

How Much of the Ocean Is Actually Fished – Ed Yong

How much of the world’s oceans are affected by fishing? In February, a team of scientists led by David Kroodsma from the Global Fishing Watch published a paper that put the figure at 55 percent—an area four times larger than that covered by land-based agriculture. The paper was widely covered, with several outlets leading with … Continue reading How Much of the Ocean Is Actually Fished – Ed Yong

The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical – Candice Gaukel Andrews

Every night on Earth, a great migration takes place. It’s bigger than the ones of caribou, wildebeest or zebras on land or Arctic terns in the air. But while this stupendous, nightly migration overshadows all the others, you’ve probably never heard of it. And even more surprising is the fact that it’s vertical. This upright, … Continue reading The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical – Candice Gaukel Andrews

How Do You Know You’re Drinking Enough Water – Jane E. Brody

I wonder how we all survived — and even thrived — in our younger years without the plethora of water bottles that nearly everyone seems to carry around these days. In reading about the risks and consequences of dehydration, especially for the elderly and anyone who exercises vigorously in hot weather, it is nothing short … Continue reading How Do You Know You’re Drinking Enough Water – Jane E. Brody

Why Bioplastics Made From Seaweed Could Be Indonesia’s Answer To The Plastic Pollution

The impacts of global plastic use have reached an alarming level. Based on the latest data, 9 billion tonnes of plastics have been produced since the 1950s, creating 7 billion tonnes of waste. Plastic waste not only damages the environment and threaten animal life but also harms human populations. One of the most dangerous elements of plastic waste is tiny … Continue reading Why Bioplastics Made From Seaweed Could Be Indonesia’s Answer To The Plastic Pollution

Protect the high seas from harm | Coastal Restoration

Discussions on a United Nations treaty to safeguard the open ocean offer an opportunity for scientists. Source: Protect the high seas from harm | Coastal Restoration

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