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Posted on June 26, 2017 - 10:38am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"The heat episodes in 1997-1998 and in more recent years “have been the worst events on record for bleaching events and have had devastating effects and losses of coral cover,” said Rob Ruzicka, who heads the coral research program at Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute."

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Posted on June 22, 2017 - 10:32am, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"Extremely hot days, when temperatures soar to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, can be miserable. Crops wilt in the fields. Electric grids strain to keep pace with demand. People are at greater risk of dying. And those hot temperatures are expected to be much more frequent in the coming decades."

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Posted on June 16, 2017 - 9:46am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"A new paper, published Wednesday in the Geological Society of America’s bulletin GSA Today, includes an updated map of the Louisiana coastline and the rate at which it’s sinking into the sea, a process scientists call “subsidence,” which occurs in addition to the climate change-caused process of sea-level rise. The new map suggests that, on average, the Louisiana coast is sinking at a rate of about 9 millimeters, or just over a third of an inch, per year — a faster rate than previous studies have suggested, according to the authors."

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Posted on June 15, 2017 - 10:22am, by nwehner

Via The Washington Post

“He said we shouldn’t worry about rising sea levels,” Eskridge said. “He said that ‘your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”

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Posted on June 6, 2017 - 3:03pm, by nwehner
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Via Blue Marine Foundation

"Highly protected marine reserves can help reduce the impacts of climate change, concludes a new paper released by a team of international scientists led by Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) trustee Prof Callum Roberts."

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Posted on May 23, 2017 - 9:33am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway."

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Posted on May 19, 2017 - 2:25pm, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"WCS scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change. The bad news is that the reefs are showing signs of being overfished and weak compliance with local fisheries laws needs to be reversed to maintain the fish that help to keep reefs healthy. The scientists describe their findings in the journal Ecosphere."

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Posted on May 17, 2017 - 11:10am, by nwehner
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Via Seychelles News Agency

"The conservation officer from the Seychelles' environment ministry, Ashley Pothin, said that officials' increased presence on the beaches mostly frequented by turtles has helped to deter poachers and that there are now less poaching incidents compared to five years ago."

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