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Scientists have extensively documented the impacts climate change is having on the ocean. As greenhouse gas emissions have increased, the ocean has become hotter, more acidic, and less habitable for fish and wildlife. But the ocean is not just a victim of climate change. It’s also a powerful source ...
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REPORT SOUNDS AN ALARM ON DECLINE OF U.S. CORAL REEFS TALLAHASSEE, FLA. » A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the wo...
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Shared from the 10/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition OCEANS AROUND THE WORLD By Tiffany May © The New York Times Co. Plastic waste has long been a visible — and growing — problem in oceans around the world, with refuse littering the shorelines of once-pristine beaches, stretching out across a wid...
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Coral, COVID, and Climate Change: How Coronavirus is Shaping the Dive Industry By Casper Ohm One of the only redeeming elements of the current global pandemic is emerging evidence of a massive revitalization of the natural world. Presumably, cutbacks in emissions and the notable absence of humans...
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After decades of delays, sea walls to defend Venice from high water went up Saturday. The tide reached 4 feet and water in the lagoon remained stready. If the walls had not been raised St Mark's Square would have been flooded about a foot and half. 
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With 82% of fish being removed faster than they can repopulate and climate change and acidification reducing the oceans' ability to absorb carbon, a crucial planetary life support system is in crisis. In the September issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine, we do a deep dive into oceans, and asse...
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Shared from the 9/6/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Livia Albeck-Ripka
© The New York Times Co. CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA»Diving beneath the ocean’s surface, Russell Hosp swam toward the limestone bed of the Great Barrier Reef, where he reattached bits of blue stag-horn coral. With tourists gone, he was...
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CEO Note: Historic agreement to protect Belize’s reef and ocean fisheries and wildlife BY ANDY SHARPLESS   AUGUST 24, 2020 The Government of Belize has taken a big step forward in protecting its ocean – home to 40% of the world’s second largest reef. After campaigning by t...
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https://www.popesprayer.va/ "Hello. Today, I’d like to speak to you about something that’s very important and that weighs on my heart: to speak about the oceans. Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of which are th...
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By Tom Udall and Michael Bennet, The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 Westerners have a special connection to the land. We are blessed with millions of acres of gorgeous and untamed beauty—snow-covered peaks, alpine lakes, mountain streams, wide open rural landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Th...
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Published: 01 April 2020 Nature volume 580,  Abstract Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the United Nations aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Achieving this goal will require rebuilding the marine life-support system...
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BY BOB BERWYN, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS APR 13, 2020  For the third time in the last five years, the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast underwent brutal bleaching. A warming climate is responsible for the destruction of the largest coral reef on Earth. Credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times vi...
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“It is strange to think of a sea turtle as an ecosystem,” says Amanda Feuerstein, program coordinator and research assistant at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, “but they are…they have all of these other animals living on their skin and shells.” Feuerstein is co-author of a rec...
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Shared from the 3/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Asta Bowen Writers on the Range As if its year-round wildfires weren’t enough, California is leading the way toward a zombie apocalypse. But unlike flames roaring across the landscape, this apocalypse is happening quietly, just below t...
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ESPAÑOL January 05, 2016 Sarah Engler  Plastic, of course, is uniquely problematic because it’s nonbiodegradable and therefore sticks around for a lot longer (like up to 1,000 years longer) than other forms of trash. And we're not just talking about people dumping their garbage o...
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The world’s oceans are gasping for breath, a report issued Saturday at the annual global climate talks in Madrid has concluded. The report represents the combined efforts of 67 scientists from 17 countries and was released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It found that oxygen ...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 September 25, 2019 – This morning in the Principality of Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The report scrutinizes current scientific understandings of the ...
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By Christina Larson The Associated Press, shared from The Denver Post  OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA»Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass ...
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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is considered the gold standard for assessing the scientific consensus on global warming; if there is an overarching criticism of IPCC reports, it’s that they’re a little too conservative in their presentation of the t...
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Shared from the 8/26/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WORLD WILDLIFE CONFERENCE By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten
The Associated Press GENEVA» Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean’s most awe-inspirin...
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