Via The Conversation
"Through, for example, open access journals that publish scientifically valuable datasets. Peer-reviewed, citable datasets with standardised meta-data promotes sharing and reusability, while also recognising the researchers behind it."
"The North East Atlantic is home to some of Europe’s most sustainable fisheries, and host to complex, highly developed governance and management systems. The new report strives to detail how these systems perform when faced with increasing climate change impacts, and how we can understand and incorporate these changes into management decisions."
Via Hakai Magazine
"The depressed mud crab is dealing with a lot right now. There’s climate change, pollution, and a real downer of a name. (Its scientific name, Eurypanopeus depressus, is no more cheery). But its greatest burden is probably the genital parasites. Yes, there’s a particular barnacle that latches onto depressed crab crotches, takes over the machinery therein, and co-opts it for its own reproduction. (And you thought herpes was bad.)"
Via Hakai Magazine
"With sea ice becoming scarce, some of Svalbard’s ringed seals have responded by hauling out on rocks and mudflats. The change of habit may be the result of sheer desperation, or it may be something they’ve learned from their new neighbors: harbor seals that have expanded north as the water has warmed."
Via NBC News
"The Arctic is prone to severe and changing weather conditions that complicate travel and endanger seafarers. The high latitude also disrupts maritime navigational and communication systems. Should an oil spill, a crash or a machinery malfunction occur, the region's remoteness makes an efficient emergency response nearly impossible."
Via ars technica
"Today, the city of New York joined a number of California cities in suing a group of major oil companies for the costs of climate change. The suit claims that these companies—by ignoring their own scientific experts and promoting the continued expansion of fossil fuel use—have created a public and private nuisance in addition to trespassing on city property. It seeks not only damages for past harms the city has suffered, but wants the oil companies to pay the cost of all the adaptation programs that it has had to start or plan."