February 2, 2021 Mongabay
A new study has found that sea levels are rising faster than expected, which would put 40% of the world’s population living in coastal regions at elevated risk.
November 18, 2020 By Katherine Harmon Courage Smithsonian Magazine
A vast, mostly invisible ecosystem shapes life on Earth, from the food we eat to the air we breathe. And the more scientists learn, the more they say it’s in trouble.
November 9, 2020 By Drew Higgins Hakai Magazine
New research reveals that once anthropogenic carbon emissions drop, so too will the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide. That could make it seem like emission reduction efforts aren’t working.
June 12, 2020 By Alejandra Borunda National Geographic
Giant ships lurked off the California coast for weeks in April and May, their bellies full of up to 20 million barrels of oil. This floating cache, enough to support the energy needs of the entire U.S. for a day, sat aboard an idling fleet that pumped out tons of pollutants, according to a new analysis performed by the University of College London and shared with National Geographic. These emissions could ultimately affect the long-term health of coastal communities—many of them already at risk and underserved—and they added tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
June 5, 2020 By Eric Roston Bloomberg
The ocean’s ability to absorb industrial CO₂ stopped keeping pace with emissions in the 1990s. Here’s what may have happened.