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The Majority Of Species Can Be Saved If We Limit Global Warming To 1.5 Degrees C

Limiting global warming to 1.5oC would save the vast majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change—according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. A new report published...

Hippo Dung Actually Kills Massive Amounts Of Fish Downstream

At first, Chris Dutton and Amanda Subalusky had no idea why the fish were dying. At a bridge on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, they noticed that whenever the Mara River rose by a few feet, dead...

Good Vibes Only – According To New Study Ocean Sound Calms And De-Stresses

The power of the ocean to bring mental health benefits to humans is a growing field of research as scientists increasingly understand the value of the marine realm in human health and wellbeing. Being...

Previously Unknown Chinook Salmon Virus Turns Out To Be Familiar Foe

A common virus that plagues Atlantic salmon in fish farms around the world also causes disease in farmed Pacific chinook salmon, a new finding that reignites the debate about infectious disease migrating from farmed...

Enlisting Seals For Science – How Antarctic Seals Help Predict The Vulnerability Of Ice Sheets

Two species of seal found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica. Environmental scientists at the University of East...

Turning Ship Pollution Into Phone Batteries – How Researchers Are Transforming Soot Into Graphite

If you’ve ever watched a fishing vessel or container ship sail into port, you may have noticed a trailing plume puffing out of its smokestack. Unlike other vehicles that have gone green in the...

Chinese-Backed Plan To Build Dam In Cambodia Will ‘Literally Kill’ Mekong River

A Chinese-backed plan to build Cambodia’s biggest dam could “literally kill” the Mekong river, according to a confidential assessment seen by the Guardian which says that the proposed site at Sambor is the “worst...

Coral Reefs Are Becoming ‘Zombie Ecosystems’ – Here’s Why You Should Care And Do Something About It

Coral reef ecosystems are of a significant importance to society, with billions of people relying on them for protection against weather events, for the provision of protein sources, and for economic survival tied to fisheries,...

Clear For Takeoff – Why The Wind Power Industry Is About To Boom

There are only six wind turbines operating in U.S. waters today. But that will likely soon change, partly because of states with ambitious offshore wind targets. Massachusetts, for example, is about to pick one of the three...

Don’t Let Surfing’s Wave Pool Craze Let Us Forget About A Clean Ocean

If you surf, you’re probably all-too-familiar with the effects of a growing human population. The lineup always seems a little more crowded each year. And there are few idyllic waves left undiscovered in the...