US cities face growing flood risks

13 June, 2017 – As the seas rise, US cities can expect a varied flood risk: some will have more of the worst floods, others more frequent familiar inundations.

Marine reserves protect against warming climate

7 June, 2017 – Marine reserves can give protection against the impacts of climate change to both sea life and land-dwelling species, including humans.

Ronne-Filchner ice shelf

Antarctic warming threatens vast ice shelf

22 May, 2017 – The world’s second largest ice shelf is in danger of shrinking dramatically within a few decades as the Southern Ocean continues to warm.

Ocean scene

Ocean oxygen decline greater than predicted

10 May, 2017 – Circulation changes caused by warming waters and melting polar ice are the most probable explanations for the rapidly falling levels of oxygen in the ocean.

Oceans algae Dinophysis

Stark warning on health of oceans

4 May 2017 – A combination of acidification and global warming could be turning oceans toxic and threatens to destabilise the balance of marine life, say US marine scientists.

nitrite pollution

Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

30 April, 2017 – Nitrite pollution caused by rising temperatures is changing the chemistry of coastal waters, threatening more algal blooms and zones devoid of fish.

Coral reefs Molokini crater near Maui

Sea floor erosion causes coral reefs to sink

28 April, 2017 – Five US coral reefs are sinking beneath the waves due to the erosion of the sea floor, robbing coastal communities of their natural storm barrier.

American flood climate refugees

American climate refugees could flee inland

27 April, 2017 – The population of inland cities in America will alter drastically if predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, new report suggests.

Antarctica waterfall

Surface of Antarctica swimming with water

22 April, 2017 – The system of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes across Antarctica has been mapped for the first time, and the extent of water flow is phenomenal.

Greenland ice

Slice of Greenland ice melts into oblivion

15 April, 2017 – Coastal glaciers in terminal decline as Greenland ice melts into the ocean and threatens to raise sea levels by the end of the century.

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Climate cycle fuels famine in East Africa

13 April, 2017 – Indian Ocean climate phenomenon is identified as a major factor in the drought threatening widespread famine around the Horn of Africa.