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Posted on February 22, 2018 - 11:29am, by raye
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Via KQED Science

"The prognosis for California’s coastal wetlands is not good — and that has broad implications for the state’s resilience against the impacts of climate change."

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 11:14am, by raye
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Via UW News

"Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis led by University of Washington researchers. "

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Posted on February 15, 2018 - 9:44am, by raye
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Via Hakai Magazine

"Ocean acidification is already threatening marine life around the world, and conditions are only expected to worsen in the coming years. But for certain shoreline environments, there may be a workaround. Researchers have discovered that marine vegetation such as seaweed and seagrass exert such a strong mitigating effect on local water acidification that they could alleviate some of the impacts on coastal ecosystems."

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Posted on February 9, 2018 - 10:29am, by raye
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Via NPR

"A fellow diver first brought Raines here after a local fisherman discovered the site. He had hit a sweet red snapper spot that spread over a wider area than the artificial reefs and sunken ships where anglers typically find fish. When divers explored further, they found a half-mile stretch of stumps running along a trench that was likely once a river bed."

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Posted on February 6, 2018 - 10:02am, by raye
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Via The Washington Post

"Permafrost, the Arctic’s frozen soil, acts as a massive ice trap that keeps carbon stuck in the ground and out of the atmosphere — where, if released as carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas would drive global warming. But as humans warm the climate, they risk thawing that permafrost and releasing that carbon, with microbial organisms becoming more active and breaking down the ancient plant life that had previously been preserved in the frozen earth. That would further worsen global warming, further thawing the Arctic — and so on."

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