Via Science Daily
"A new study finds that a substantial chunk of summer sea ice loss in recent decades was due to natural variability in the atmosphere over the Arctic Ocean. The study, from the University of Washington, the University of California Santa Barbara and federal scientists, is published March 13 in Nature Climate Change."
"The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority today (10 March 2017) confirmed mass coral bleaching is occurring on the Great Barrier Reef for the second consecutive year.
Mass coral bleaching is moderate to severe bleaching over a large spatial scale — the bleaching is part of an ongoing global event affecting the world’s coral reefs since 2014."
"The calls to Pruitt’s main line, 202-564-4700, reached such a high volume by Friday that agency officials created an impromptu call center, according to three agency employees. The officials asked for anonymity out of fear of retaliation."
"Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015."
"More than half the world’s oceans could suffer multiple symptoms of climate change over the next 15 years, including rising temperatures, acidification, lower oxygen levels and decreasing food supplies, new research suggests."
Via Climate Central
"The deep ocean plays a critical role in sustaining our fishing and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as being home to a huge array of creatures. But the new study reveals that food supplies at the seafloor in the deepest regions of the ocean could fall by up to 55 percent by 2100, starving the animals and microbes that exist there, while changes in temperature, pH and oxygen levels are also predicted to take their toll on fragile ecosystems."
Via Ars Technica
"If you're a data scientist or pride yourself on writing perfect database queries, there's a fascinating challenge tailored just for you. For the second year in a row, the United Nations Global Pulse is issuing the Data for Climate Action Challenge, a unique contest that gives you access to reams of anonymized social and environmental data. This year, Ars Technica has partnered with the UN and Western Digital to expand participation in the project. Your job, should you choose to apply, is to use that data to learn more about climate change and how we can prevent it."
"The World Meteorological Organization announced today (March 1st) new verified record high- temperatures in Antarctica, an area once described as "the last place on Earth." The temperatures range from the high 60s (in Fahrenheit) to the high teens, depending on the location they were recorded in Antarctica."