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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.

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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.

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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.

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Polar sea ice reaches record low

30 March, 2017 – NASA scientists say that in the last six months the world has lost an area of polar sea ice that is bigger than Mexico.

Dead Sea drought

Dead Sea warns of unprecedented drought

29 March, 2017 – A 30-metre layer of salt discovered beneath the Dead Sea reveals drought worse than any in human history – and it could happen again.

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World’s reefs damaged beyond repair

24 March, 2017 – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Maldives have been dangerously weakened by coral bleaching caused by global warming and El Niño events.

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