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Bounty of the Sea: More Plastic Than Fish?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, in a report called The New Plastics Economy  (which looks at the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea) claims there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. “If we continue dumping plastic in the sea at the present rate, […]

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Sea Serpents Washing Ashore

CALIFORNIA — Two rare oarfish have washed up on California beaches. A dead 18-foot-long oarfish was found off Catalina Island on October. 13. A 14-foot-long oarfish carcass was found on Oct. 18 in Oceanside, CA. Oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet in length and are considered the longest fish. Their appearance has led […]

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Why Doesn’t Global Warming Feel Warmer?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The report states that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” Then, why doesn’t it feel that much hotter? Because most of the rise in temperature is in the water: Ocean warming dominates the increase in energy stored in the climate […]

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Climate Change Pearls of Wisdom

Learn more about global warming. World Oceans Month Brings Mixed News for Oysters by the National Science Foundation Ocean acidification inhibits shell formation, but interventions at hatcheries may offset some effects, scientists find In World Oceans Month, there’s mixed news for the Pacific Northwest oyster industry. For the past several years, it has struggled with […]

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Earth

Information: Go here to view an image that explains how composite images like these are created: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/6803619953 Responding to public demand, NASA scientists created a companion image to the wildly popular ‘Blue Marble’ released last week (January 25, 2012). www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/6760135001 The new image is a composite of six separate orbits taken on January 23, 2012 […]

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