14 August, 2018 – Most of the foreign money funding ocean plunder and the felling of the Amazon forest comes through tax havens, researchers say.
3 August, 2018 – Humankind has already disturbed or degraded six-sevenths of the blue planet, with diminished oceans the result. And that is before the impact of climate change.
1 August, 2018 – If you can’t smell food, you’re in trouble, and it’s worse if you can’t scent danger. More acidic seas could affect fishes’ ability to smell.
26 July, 2018 – Ocean circulation distributes the planet’s heat. If the North Atlantic circulation slows, is it because of global warming, or a natural cycle?
19 July, 2018 – For more than a century, scientists believed that only humans could cross the hostile oceans to reach Antarctica. Some strands of alien seaweed tell another story.
4 July, 2018 – In 80 years the rising seas’ cost may be $27tn a year globally, with the oceans possibly nearing two metres above their present levels.
2 July, 2018 – A warmer world means stormier weather ahead, and ever-greater dangers for those who work in the world’s commercial fishing fleets.
25 June, 2018 – With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.
21 June, 2018 – The Antarctic buffer which has for millennia sheltered the continent’s huge inland ice sheet is being battered by seaborne wave action.
15 June, 2018 – Tropical cyclones are slowing down. Hurricanes have lost their hurry. Paradoxically, this is bad news: they have more time to work their mischief.
13 June, 2018 – Rising sea levels and recurrent floods mean more homeless Bangladeshis, with unpredictably changing rainfall patterns compounding their plight.