Fisheries ranges are moving due to climate change. Scientists had expected marine animals to move toward the poles to escape the warming waters. What they found is that many animals have, but animals along the California coast and in the Gulf of Mexico had headed south. How to explain this?
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Now that Nebraska governor Dave Heineman has approved the Keystone XL pipeline route around the Sand Hills (but still through the Ogallala Aquifer’s recharge zones), the decision whether and when to approve the pipeline rests with President Obama. Four days before Obama’s second inauguration, the State Department received a new report on petroleum coke and its effects on the environment.
A new study in Nature Climate Change predicts that less water will be available in the American southwest because of decreased rainfall in some places and increased evaporation.
The unusual nature of Hurricane Sandy and the immense damage the storm caused along the east coast of North America has brought climate change back into the spotlight.
A recent analysis shows that the world’s lakes are getting warmer at a faster rate than the air.
The Cook Islands designated a million square kilometer marine park in August. The marine park will set aside the area for sustainable management of fisheries and development of mineral resources.
Could the glaciers melting in the Himalayans be a positive thing?
Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest recorded level in the more than thirty years of satellite images. This visualization from NASA shows the extent of the sea ice on 26 August 2012. The yellow line shows the average minimum level of the sea ice for the years 1979-2010.
A massive summer storm settled over the Arctic and melted a lot of the ice just with the wind and the pressures caused by the storm. Not all the ice is gone, but it’s noticeable in the satellite images, just over the last week.
As global temperatures rise, glaciers retreat, affecting the landscape and wildlife around them. Salmon depend on the glaciers to maintain their habitat. Without it, salmon and the people who depend on them for their livelihood may be in trouble.
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