Half of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is gone. It might never recover

Bleaching events in back-to-back years so thoroughly wiped out coral that it cannot easily reproduce, researchers found.
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China's new icebreaker completes first Arctic expedition

A major number of sediment samples have been collected from the Arctic seabed in the course of the maiden voyage of the Xue Long 2.

Ocean acidification will be worse than expected in the Arctic

The increased rate of ocean acidification, combined with other rapidly changing chemical conditions, could ultimately disrupt the entire Arctic food chain. 

Biologists test the waters off Japan

New international research has highlighted the risk rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and subsequent ocean acidification pose to marine ecosystems.


The long-term effects of Covid-19 on field science

As scientists wait, worry, and hunker down, they’re also looking ahead to how their projects will need to adapt.

An ancient magma flood offers clues about global warming

4 million years ago, a burst of hot rock heated the planet, causing ocean acidification, massive storms, and extinctions. What can we learn from this early example?

Samples from famed 19th century voyage reveal ‘shocking’ effects of ocean acidification

Plankton specimens collected during the pioneering 1872–76 expedition of the HMS Challenger hold valuable insights about modern-day climate change: Their shells are up to 76% thicker than those of today's foraminifera, which are thinning in our increasingly acidic oceans.


Ocean acidification is literally dissolving the shells of dungeness crabs

In a recent peer-reviewed, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded study published in Science of the Total Environment, populations of our beloved crustacean in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia were found to have shell damaged linked to an increasingly acidic Pacific.


Harmful algal blooms kill farmed salmon near Tofino

Cermaq first reported the die-off on Nov. 15. A local environmental group estimates thousands of fish were affected.

Panel delves into impact of ocean acidification

The state commission tasked with studying ocean acidification and its regional impact - particularly in relation to the aquaculture industry - held its first meeting Friday in Woods Hole with a sobering presentation on the phenomenon.


Chasing the far, far away fish

Each year, an increasing number of traditional fishers from southwestern Madagascar sail away from their villages, seeking ever-dwindling fish stocks far from home.


Dual approach needed to save sinking cities and bleaching corals

Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them precious time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming temperatures, a new paper by scientists at Duke University and Fudan University suggests.
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Peter Dykstra: The tallest order

Back in the day, we knew oceans were imperiled by pollution and overfishing. Then we learned about climate change. Then acidification. Now, plastic pollution.

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Farmed oysters show resilience to ocean acidification

Scientists have discovered that unlike wild oysters, farmed oysters bred for fast growth and disease resistance are able to adapt their shell growth to be more resilient to ocean acidification, according to a new study.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Great barriers for the reefs

Learn about the laundry list of challenges currently facing corals and coral reefs, as well as why (and how) we might want to conserve and protect them.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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