Why more great white sharks are showing up in Atlantic Canada

A newly published paper in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences speculates on the increase in great white sharks.

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Six in 10 fish species could face reproductive failure as temperatures rise, study finds

An estimated 60 percent of fish species will struggle to reproduce in their current spawning habitats by 2100 under worst-case climate scenarios, according to a new study published in the journal Science.


On knowing the winged whale

Humpbacks are some of the most watched whales in the world, and yet so much of their lives remains a mystery.


Trump’s climate change record under the microscope in new ad targeting Tampa voters

The 30-second spot is part of a $1.7 million effort to highlight Trump's environmental record.


Even the South Pole is warming, and quickly, scientists say

Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.

Trump’s scorched-earth handling of environment extends to oceans too

President Donald Trump's cruelty to the environment and wildlife clearly is never far from the top of his mind.


Best reads for World Oceans Day

Most of our planet is covered by water. Here’s what going on in that vast part of the planet as global temperatures climb.

Scientists agree on the need to protect of 30% of the seas. But which 30%?

Scientists recommend protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030 to safeguard biodiversity, avoid fishery collapse and build ocean resistance to climate change.


The world’s coral reefs are dying—here’s how scientists plan to save them

Without these interventions, scientists say the Earth’s coral reefs as we know them could disappear before the next century.

Climate change threatens glass sponge reefs in Pacific Northwest

Warming ocean temperatures and acidification are threatening the survival of glass sponge reefs unique to the waters of the Pacific Northwest.


An Alaska beluga population continues to fall

Lack of research into the whales' diet and other factors impedes the recovery of this endangered population.


Sustainable bluefin tuna? Not so fast.

Analysis: A decade's worth of research says that an ecolabel for industrial bluefin tuna fisheries is a sham.


A ‘hyperactive’ hurricane season is about to strike

Given the pandemic, how will emergency experts cope with evacuating people who might fear shared shelters, refuse to wear masks, and distrust authorities?
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