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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 — Fishing line, paper clips, glass marble, glue -- no, not the makings of a MacGyver episode but a new experiment that lets students precisely measure the effects of global warming on ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Climate change is causing more than just warmer oceans and erratic weather. According to scientists, it also has the capacity to alter the shape of the ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Ocean robots installed off the coast of Massachusetts have helped scientists understand a previously unknown process by which warm Gulf Stream water and colder waters of the continental shelf ... read more

Earthquake Rupture Halted by Seamounts

Sep. 30, 2015 — Experts expected for some time that one of the next mega earthquakes occurs off northern Chile. But when the earth did tremble around the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 2014, the strength and ... read more

Arctic Sea Ice Still Too Thick for Regular Shipping Route Through Northwest Passage

Sep. 29, 2015 — Despite climate change, sea ice in the Northwest Passage (NWP) remains too thick and treacherous for it to be a regular commercial Arctic shipping route for many decades, according to new research. ... read more

New Report Details 10 Years of Improvements in Gulf of Mexico Observation Systems

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new report from the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association details the first 10 years of the nonprofit organization's work to improve access to ocean observing data ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The United States has fallen behind on offshore wind power, experts say. Their findings show that while offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in Europe since 1991, the U.S. is ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — For the first time, climate researchers compared both sea-level rise rates and storm surge heights in prehistoric and modern eras and found that the combined increases of each have raised the ... read more

Highest Tides for 18.6 Years Set for the UK This Week

Sep. 28, 2015 — Many places along the UK coastline will experience the highest tide for 18.6 years between the 19th and 30th of September, as a result of the co-incidence of a series of astronomical ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A crucial process has been identified to explain the reason why dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels in the deep oceans are constant despite a continuous supply from the surface ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Changes to overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean as a result of temperatures over Antarctica play key role in carbon uptake by the ... read more

Gone Fishing: Loss of Ocean Predators Has Impact on Climate Change Strategies

Sep. 28, 2015 — As Australia engages in debate over shark culling, new research says unsustainable harvesting of larger fish will affect how we tackle climate change. A group of scientists warns the loss of top ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. Now they may also see much more frequent extreme sea level ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during Earth's last deglaciation. Fossil corals have the unique advantage that they ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — You might expect that little happens in the Arctic Ocean during the cold and dark winter. But that just isn't so, according to researchers who have sampled the activities of many different ... read more

Tiny Plankton Can Play a Major Role in Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Oceans

Sep. 24, 2015 — Tiny zooplankton animals, each no bigger than a grain of rice, may be playing a huge part in regulating climate change, research has ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Fluctuating sea levels and global cooling caused a significant decline in the number of crocodilian species over millions of years, according to new research. In the future, the researchers suggest ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — The world's oceans have seen significant declines in certain types of microscopic plant-life at the base of the marine food chain, according to a new NASA study. The research is the first to ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Many studies predict that future sea-level rise along the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts will increase flooding. Others suggest that the human-caused warming driving this rise will also boost the ... read more

El Nino and La Nina Will Exacerbate Coastal Hazards Across Entire Pacific

Sep. 21, 2015 — The projected upsurge of severe El Nino and La Nina events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific ... read more

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