Some seagrasses work harder than others to slow climate change

By keeping the carbon out of the atmosphere, seagrass meadows help regulate our climate system. However, a recent study of an Australian estuary found that they're not all equally good at storing carbon.

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Ocean Water Is Hurricane ‘Fuel’ - It’s Currently High Octane

As a 4th of July heat sets in, ocean waters are very hot. What this means for hurricane season.

Sea level rise threat continues

Sea level rise is a reality and one that will not change anytime soon. Cape May County, with its close proximity to seawater and reliance on the ocean for much of its economy, will feel the effects of climate change and the ensuing seawater rise more heavily than most of the nation.

Can the forests of the world’s oceans help solve the climate crisis?

Researchers are looking to kelp for help storing carbon dioxide far beneath the surface of the sea.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: ‘We can use the ocean to fight climate change’

This majestic resource is key to our survival, providing most of the oxygen we breathe and much of the food we eat. It is home to rich coastal marine ecosystems that protect our communities from natural disasters. We must protect it.

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Climate change to make extreme waves more frequent

Over the next 80 years, a warming planet will cause stronger storm winds, triggering larger and more frequent extreme waves, according to new research.

'More masks than jellyfish': Coronavirus waste ends up in ocean

Conservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spark a surge in ocean pollution - adding to a glut of plastic waste that already threatens marine life - after finding disposable masks floating like jellyfish and waterlogged latex gloves scattered across seabeds.

World Oceans Day: France increases fines for littering as plastic masks and gloves found on seabed

Environmentalists sounded the alarm over a new type of marine pollution, courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Oceans Day: Free youth activist bootcamp on beating plastic pollution

If you’re young and looking for ways to fight ocean plastic, you may be interested in an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp for youth activists that is virtual and free this year.

Thousands of tonnes of microfibres released into European marine environments every day, research reveals

The vast majority of microfibres entering our oceans via clothes washing may not be synthetic fibres as previously thought, but are likely to be organic materials such as cotton and wool, a study has found.

Climate change is already impacting sharks

Scientists have identified that climate change is altering the bull shark distribution along the east coast of Australia.

Indonesia processing requests for deep-sea mining waste disposal, says gov't official

Indonesian authorities are considering two companies' requests to dispose mining waste into the ocean, a senior government official said on Sunday, at a time of heightened sensitivity about the environmental impact of mining.

Deep sea life cannot escape global warming

The temperatures of the deep ocean may be warming at a slower pace, but a new study suggests that climate change will have a stronger impact on life in the deep sea.

Afdhel Aziz: How the ocean cleanup plans to work with brands to solve the problem of plastic

We need to both 'close the tap' of plastic flowing from rivers into oceans and at the same time remove the legacy plastic that presently exists in our oceans.

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Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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