Manatee deaths in Florida point to a global decline in seagrass ecosystems

The manatee deaths are part of a larger trend: around the world, seagrasses are on the decline, mainly because of increasingly clouded waters due to coastal development.

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Hurricane Ida is a manmade disaster

The same fossil fuel industry whose emissions helped intensify the storm also modified the Louisiana coastline to make it more vulnerable to flooding.
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‘It’s very disturbing’: Expert says sea stars melting away because of wasting disease

Sea stars in the waters off British Columbia that died off in the billions about a decade ago are not recovering as expected, an expert says.

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Hungry tropical fish, sea urchins marching south as kelp forests disappear

They are brightly coloured, beautiful and hungry — tropical fish and sea urchins are thriving in southern waters warmed by climate change. But now they are devastating kelp forests already knocked around by marine heatwaves.   
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These probiotics for coral could help save the reefs

Some helpful bacteria can help coral survive higher ocean temperatures. The trick is getting it to the reefs in the first place.
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Climate scientist John Fyfe explains why new IPCC report shows ‘there’s no going back’

In their latest synthesis of the physical science of the climate emergency, the world's foremost experts say there is no longer any doubt about who is responsible for cooking the planet.

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Dismal Yukon River salmon returns prompt widespread fishing closures, emergency aid — and tough questions

A decades-long decline in salmon in the Yukon River has reached a crisis this year, forcing harvest closures and prompting emergency shipments of salmon from other regions of Alaska to river residents who are otherwise facing food shortages.

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Good news: Some climate change impacts are 'reversible.' Here's what that means

Carbon removal can reverse temperature changes in the long-term, but can't stop sea level rise

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Here’s how climate change could make future Red Tide blooms worse

From warm water to rainfall, there are many ways a changing climate could alter Florida’s blooms.
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Warm waters further threaten depleted Maine shrimp fishery

Maine's long-shuttered shrimp fishing business has a chance to reopen in the coming winter, but the warming of the ocean threatens to keep the industry shut down.

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Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?

A leviathan die-off has alarmed legions of whale watchers and perplexed scientists up and down the western coast of North America for the past 2½ years.

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Earth's energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change

A new study found a less than 1 percent probability that a growing imbalance between the amount of energy Earth absorbs and what it emits out occurred naturally.
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Coral reefs face disaster from climate change if we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions, report says

To save this underwater ecosystem, researchers argue, we’ll need to reduce global warming, improve local conditions and invest in restoration.
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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

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

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