26 April, 2018 – Changes in Arctic currents today appear to reflect similar changes thousands of years ago – in the North Pacific. Scientists think they may be linked.
25 April, 2018 – US scientists have good news about prospects for coral survival on one of the world’s great reefs, threatened by climate change.
12 April, 2018 – The North Atlantic currents which help to warm north-west Europe have slowed significantly since the last century, scientists confirm.
9 April, 2018 – Marine pollution from ships’ engines is adding significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, and is growing. But global pressure for change is growing too.
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.