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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

RapidScat Mission to Monitor Ocean Winds Ends

On Sept. 21, 2014, NASA scientists and engineers launched RapidScat toward the orbiting International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth’s surface, with a few objectives in mind: improve weather forecasting on Earth, provide cross-calibration for all international satellites that monitor ocean winds, and improve estimates of how ocean winds change throughout the day. Following the

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Teledyne Optech Teams Up with The Ocean Cleanup to Study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce it has partnered with The Ocean Cleanup in their Aerial Expedition research mission, where the Optech CZMIL (Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar) successfully carried out the first in a series of low-speed, low-altitude survey flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Every year, about eight million tons of

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Polar Ice Reveals New Secrets of Earth’s Climate

A team of scientists have used air bubbles in polar ice from pre-industrial times to measure the sensitivity of the Earth’s land biosphere to changes in temperature. The paper published today in Nature Geoscience has verified and quantified the relationship for the first time and shown how it impacts the cycles of carbon between land,

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Isolated Coral Reefs Far from Human Activity Are Not Healthier

For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Dwindling Fish Populations in Eastern Pacific

Members of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) must do more to follow through on critical commitments to protect tuna and shark populations in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The IATTC, the world’s oldest regional fishery management organization (RFMO) for tuna, meets June 27 to July 1 in La Jolla, California. According to a recent Pew

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Pacific Island Leaders Call for Action to Save Coral Reefs

Honolulu, June 28, 2016—Pacific Island leaders have sent a clear message to the international community: coral reefs are rapidly declining, and humanity must act now to protect what remains in order to perpetuate the numerous benefits to the people and cultures who depend on them. Last week, the Presidents of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

94 Million-Year-Old Climate Change Event Holds Clues for Future

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A major climate event millions of years ago that caused substantial change to the ocean’s ecological systems may hold clues as to how the Earth will respond to future climate change, a Florida State University researcher said. In a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Assistant Professor of Geology

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

Ocean Springs, Miss.—The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states of Alabama and Mississippi issued proclamations, declaring support for the plan and emphasizing the vision

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Coral Reefs Fall Victim to Overfishing, Pollution, Ocean Warming

HOUSTON, June 7, 2016—One of the longest and largest studies of coral reef health ever undertaken finds that corals are declining worldwide because a variety of threats — overfishing, nutrient pollution and pathogenic disease — that ultimately become deadly in the face of higher ocean temperatures. The study by marine biologists from Rice University, Oregon

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Antarctic Coastline Images Reveal Four Decades of Ice Loss to Ocean

Part of Antarctica has been losing ice to the ocean for far longer than had been expected, satellite pictures reveal. A study of images along 2000km of West Antarctica’s coastline has shown the loss of about 1000km2 of ice – an area equivalent to the city of Berlin – over the past 40 years. Researchers

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