30 March, 2018 – Spells of Arctic warming have always come in fits and starts, but the current winter’s record-breaking extremes are puzzling scientists.
21 March, 2018 – Runaway climate change will alter the pattern of ocean productivity and circulation and play perhaps irreversible havoc with fish catches.
2 March, 2018 – Rising sea levels bring the prospect of more violence and expense. Four new studies confirm the menace of the waves.
22 February, 2018 – Plastic particles are now present in every litre of water in the oceans and could be a threat to life as great as climate change.
9 February, 2018 – Three new studies of how the world works show that seabird excrement plays an unexpected role, as do polar algae and rotting trees.
29 January, 2018 – Plastic flotsam provides a liferaft for deadly bacteria – and a way of colonising coral reefs with killer infections.
19 January, 2018 – Global warming took surface temperatures in 2017 to near-record levels, while the upper oceans reached their hottest known level.
18 January, 2018 – Marine and freshwater fish could one day be in trouble as ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide affect aquatic life.
17 January, 2018 – Until the world makes polluters pay for the damage they cause, market failure like climate change will increase the environmental risks we all face.
16 January, 2018 – Coral reefs have always lived near the edge. Now, thanks to global warming, life there is five times more precarious.
18 December, 2017 – The East Antarctic ice sheet could raise sea levels far more than anyone thought. But there’s no way of knowing the worst for 40 years yet.