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World - The footprint of ship anchoring on the seafloor | Scientific Reports

With the COVID-19 pandemic came what media has deemed the “port congestion pandemic”.

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Greenland - Geothermal 'Freak Zone' Found Below Greenland Following Heat Flow Mapping

Greenland has been discovered to be the site of an underground geothermal 'freak zone' following the conduction of heat flow mapping by scientists, according to a new study.

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Puerto Rico - Inside a Queen Conch Nursery in Puerto Rico That May Help Save the Iconic Species

The region’s first and only locally-run hatchery provides a boost for both fishers and the imperiled royal sea snail.

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AUS - Plastic-stuffed seabirds sound alarm call for Australian ocean health

People have always relied on seabirds. Sailors followed them to find safe harbour, their flocks revealed where fish were swarming and seafarers used them to gauge when the weather was safe to set forth on a journey.

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NZ - Mass bleaching of native sea sponges in Fiordland shocks scientists

For the first time there has been a mass bleaching of native sea sponges in Aotearoa, raising alarm about the impact climate change is having on marine ecosystems.

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World - Satellite images reveal global losses of tidal wetlands over past two decades

The Earth has lost 4,000 square kilometres (km2) of its tidal wetlands over the past 20 years, a new study finds. This is equal to an area roughly the size of the Spanish island Mallorca or the Indian state of Goa.

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FL - Fishing gear and plastic bag pieces found in the stomach of a dead sperm whale in Keys

Biologists are working to determine why a 47 ft. male sperm whale died off the Florida Keys. Currently biologists are performing an animal autopsy to determine how the animal died.

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TX - Research to begin at largest artificial reef in Texas

The city limits of South Padre Island Texas encircle approximately 1,600 acres comprised of some of our nation’s most beautiful beach and bay shores. Approximately thirteen miles northeast of the city, on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, is a 1,650 acre site, approximately 80 feet below the waves, that is not so visible. This is the site of the largest artificial reef in Texas.

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USA - AT&T Data Shows High Risk of Wildfires Across U.S.

When we think about climate change, terms like carbon emissions and fossil fuels often come to mind. But it’s important to remember — and prepare for — the physical impacts of the global climate changing as a result of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mediterranean - TESSA: A tool to assess the benefits of nature

Wetlands are found all over the world and include ecosystems such as swamps, marshes, lakes, lagoons, mangroves, coral reefs, and peatlands. To some up just a few of their benefits: they purify and store water, they reduce the impact of floods and coastal erosion, and they provide habitats for wildlife and plants. They are particularly important in Mediterranean coastal areas: they occupy approximately 2% of the total surface of the Mediterranean while hosting more than 30% of the basin’s vertebrate species.

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World - Climate change isn't just making cyclones worse, it's making the floods they cause worse too - new research

Super cyclones, known as hurricanes or typhoons in different parts of the world, are among the most destructive weather events on our planet.

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NJ - How researchers are tracking Ironbound, a 1,000-pound great white shark

“He is a determined, young, mature male trying to make his way in the white shark world, and he has the attitude to do so,” one researcher said.

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AK - How the Melting Arctic Will Both Hurt and Help Alaskans

Polar Paradox: The Melting Arctic Could Destroy Indigenous Ways of Life While Making Some Alaskans Rich

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OR - Farewell to Oceanus

Research vessel decommissioned after 45 years in service

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USA - Howard Hughes and the Strange Legal History of the Ocean Floor: Part 2

GSF Explorer, formerly USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer (T-AG-193), was a deep-sea drillship platform built for Project Azorian, the secret 1974 effort by the United States Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division to recover the Soviet submarine K-129.

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World - The birth of the carbon removal market

Could a pioneering investment initiative from an alliance of Silicon Valley stalwarts catalyse the levels of carbon removal needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C?

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FL - Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

Humans don't know what they're missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the "cruise capital of the world." Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine life that's trying its best to resist global warming.

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World - CO2 Levels In Earth's Atmosphere Just Reached Highest In Human History

April 2022 saw levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere tip over 420 parts per million (ppm) — that’s the highest level ever recorded in human history.

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Belize - Why is the Belize Barrier Reef one of the most successful coral restoration projects in the world?

In Belize, community-based conservation is empowering local tour guides, fishermen and volunteers with the skills and resources needed to save the Belize Barrier Reef.

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Canada - Estuaries more efficient at capturing carbon than some forests: B.C. study

Estuaries edged by tall grasses and wildflowers that are home to birds, crabs, tiny fish and other wildlife are more effective than young coastal forests at capturing and storing carbon dioxide, says a study.

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S Asia - Future super cyclones would expose many in most vulnerable locations to extreme flooding

A new study has revealed super cyclones, the most intense form of tropical storm, are likely to have a much more devastating impact on people in South Asia in future years.

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AUS - Ocean organism could be key to animal-free meat

A fungus-like microbe taken from the pristine waters of South Australia could prove to be a vital ingredient in making everything from nutritional supplements, medicines and biofuels to animal-free meat, according to Flinders University researchers.

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World - What Can Be Done About the Phosphorus Crisis?

Global supplies of one of the main ingredients of fertilizer are running low, but researchers believe that restoring wildlife populations could help address the shortage.

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CA - Invasive Species and Climate Change Impact Coastal Estuaries

Biological invasions interact with changing climate in unpredictable ways. Native species in California’s estuaries are expected to experience greater declines as invasive species interact with climate change, according to a study from the University of California (UC), Davis.