Dugongs are a marine mammal which live in warm coastal waters in the Indian Ocean and southern Pacific Ocean. They are slow-moving, long-lived, and at risk of extinction.
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Sea level rise is happening faster along the US Atlantic coast than most people expected.
June 8th is World Oceans Day, the UN-designated day for the global community to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean. This year, take a moment to make change on two little-known but all-important issues: global warming and ocean acidification.
NASA has discovered a massive algae bloom under Arctic ice.
Seagrass meadows store as much carbon per hectare as trees, but the seagrass keeps the carbon stored longer.
A new study indicates that groundwater pulled from aquifers for drinking water, irrigation, and other uses has a measurable effect on sea level rise.
The oceans make up about 70% of the Earth and support all life on the planet. There are so many issues of concern with the oceans today – overfishing, pollution, sea level rise – it’s hard to keep it all straight. This infographic packages all that into bite-size pieces.
Photographer Ciril Jazbec went to Kiribati last year to see for himself the effects of rising sea levels. The result of his trip is a stunning gallery of photographs.
The Alberta Tar Sands Project is in the U.S. news a lot these days. As a U.S. citizen, I’m usually focused on the potential effects of the Keystone XL pipeline contaminating aquifers and soil. This TEDx video shows the effects on Canada. The Alberta Tar Sands is basically just a huge strip mine that goes on as far as the eye can see.
Every home photovoltaic system, whether it provides electricity to the home or heats the home’s water supply, helps the fight against climate change and helps save precious water – and it can cut water heating costs in half!
Four south Florida counties have joined together to prepare for sea level rise.
With so much of Florida barely above sea level, even a small change in sea level has the potential to impact Florida’s population.
After last year’s severe flooding in Singapore, an expert panel was formed to examine drainage design and flood prevention measures. Last week, they revealed their findings.