In the Atlantic Ocean, subtle shifts hints at dramatic dangers

A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.
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Russian researchers: Average Arctic temperature could increase 20°С by century's end

A group of Russian climate researchers outline a further multi-degree warming of the Arctic.

New treaty to ban fishing in fishless Central Arctic

The ol' fishing meme about 'you shoulda been here yesterday' may be about to change: Climate change might soon lead to a lucrative fishery.

Mackerel fishing Is stirring chaos in the North Atlantic

When mackerel started showing up in Iceland, it started a decade-long fight over how to divide the ocean’s riches.

Climate change: West Antarctica's Getz glaciers flowing faster

Satellites record the speed-up of glaciers along a 1,000km stretch of Antarctic coastline.

Can a cold water bath save the Great Barrier Reef?

Lack of action on climate change is forcing scientists to devise ever more elaborate ways to stave off the damage.

Submarine permafrost has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases, scientists warn

The amount of carbon locked into submarine permafrost is more than humans have released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.

Mysterious California sea lion deaths linked to toxic synthetic chemicals

Scientists say animals with higher levels of DDT, PCBs and others in their blubber are more prone to cancer triggered by herpes.


Baby lobsters may be adaptable to changes in Gulf of Maine, study shows

A team examined how post-larval lobsters' genes react to the effects of ocean warming, acidification and the combination of both.

Sharks born prematurely, weaker in warmer ocean temperatures

As ocean temperatures rise, baby sharks will be born prematurely, undernourished, and into harsh environments difficult for them to survive in, according to a new study of epaulette sharks.


The Mediterranean is heating up, dealing a devastating blow to the region's biodiversity

Apparently due to global warming, a tropical ecosystem of invasive species has transformed Israel's coastline, a study published by Britain's Royal Society scientific academy shows.

Warming oceans may be choking off oxygen to starfish, causing them to 'drown'

Warming ocean temperatures are fueling increases in organic material and bacteria that suck up oxygen in these watery habitats.

A hi-tech eye in the sky lays bare Hawaiʻi’s living coral reefs

A team of researchers used an airborne mapping technique to survey living coral distribution across the main Hawaiian archipelago.

UVic biologists find coral recovers better during heat wave if no local pollution

A new study by University of Victoria biologists is providing a glimmer of hope for tropical coral reefs threatened by climate change.

Sea pickles are washing up on SLO County beaches. Why are we seeing them here?

Hundreds of the translucent, oblong creatures appeared on the beach last weekend.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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