oceans

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Coral reefs are dying as climate change decimates ocean ecosystems vital to fish and humans

BY: - October 8, 2021

By Sam Purkis, University of Miami The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent. Just below the waves, coral reefs stretch for miles along an underwater mountain chain. It’s […]

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Profound changes are underway in Earth’s oceans and ice – an IPCC lead author explains

BY: - August 20, 2021

By Robert Kopp, Rutgers University Humans are unequivocally warming the planet, and that’s triggering rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans and polar regions, and increasing extreme weather around the world, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a new report. The IPCC released the first part of its much anticipated Sixth Assessment Report on […]