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Climate change fueling warm ocean 'blob' causing Chile megadrought

Scientists say a massive area of warm water in the South Pacific - known as the Southern Blob - is impacting conditions thousands of miles away in Chile.

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Ocean surface climates may disappear by 2100: Study

Up to 95 percent of Earth's ocean surface will have changed by the end of the century unless humanity reins in its carbon emissions, according to research published recently.

Climate

Photographer captures seahorses, stingers and 'grumpy' fish in vanishing ocean habitats

A Spanish photographer is using his lens and his scuba gear to capture images of undersea marvels humanity stands to lose in the face of climate change and unchecked environmental pollution.

Climate

Climate change set to push crucial Atlantic currents into ‘irreversible’ shift

The Atlantic Ocean’s current system, an engine of the Northern Hemsiphere’s climate, could be weakening to such an extent that it could soon bring big changes to the world's weather.
www.scientificamerican.com
Climate

Enlist the ocean in combatting climate change, experts and advocates argue

Climate scientists and marine advocates are calling on governments worldwide to look beyond green policymaking when it comes to climate change. They say a critical shade is missing in the fight against global warming. Blue.

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Climate

Seagrass can help reduce ocean acidification at local scales

Underwater seagrass meadows absorb carbon dioxide, reducing acidification in the area, recent research shows.
Justice

PG&E, SLO County water board reach Diablo Canyon settlement

Critics say Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s water cooling process creates an artificial ecosystem and damages algae and small fish.
Climate

Jacqueline Savitz: Biden, US must strengthen efforts to fight climate change

Catastrophic climate events are ramping up every year, in large part because of all that carbon dioxide we're releasing and how it interacts with the atmosphere and our ocean.

Toxics

Ticks on a ‘quest’ for blood at California’s beaches. Is Lyme disease a rising risk?

Millions of people enjoy hanging out at California beaches in the warmer months. So do ticks carrying Lyme disease.

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Toxics

The Manta is a hybrid catamaran that will collect ocean plastic

This hybrid catamaran from the SeaCleaners will work autonomously 75% of the time without the use of fossil fuels to clean the sea of floating plastics.
Toxics

The next threat for California’s ocean habitats: Microplastics

Microplastics are endangering California's marine and coastal habitats and a new report suggests there's something that can be done about it.
www.cbsnews.com
Toxics

Meet the woman turning Kenya's plastic waste problem into a building solution: Plastic bricks

Floating in the middle of world's largest ocean, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a man-made mess of plastic waste covering twice as much area as the state of Texas. Kenya is one of many countries contributing to the pollution.

www.theguardian.com
Justice

Ocean Rebellion co-founder alleges police tried to intimidate him

The co-founder of the eco activist group Ocean Rebellion has filed a complaint to police alleging that officers have tried to intimidate him before next month's G7 summit in Cornwall.

www.nationalgeographic.com
Toxics

Why our coral reefs need hope

With coral reefs dying due to climate change, pollution, and destructive fishing, we stand to lose some of the most important habitats on the planet. But help is coming, and with that help comes hope.
www.scotsman.com
Toxics

Seabirds under the microscope in new study of toxic pollution around Forth

A £2.3 million study into the potential effects of toxic chemicals from landfill sites on globally important seabird colonies is to be carried out in the First of Forth over the next three years.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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