Category : Oceans

23 Jun 2016

Climate’s coral killers move in swiftly

Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swathes of colourful corals.

13 Jun 2016

Arctic melting feeds on itself

Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

21 Apr 2016

Climate warning: Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 per cent of the world heritage area is now suffering from severe coral bleaching.

02 Mar 2016

Acid test shows real threat to coral reefs

A pioneering experiment on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has revealed clear evidence that coral growth is being restricted by rising levels of ocean acidity.

08 Feb 2016

Oceans are heating up at the double

Records from a sailing ship’s round-the-world research voyage almost 150 years ago provide further evidence that the Earth is continuing to warm unchecked.

13 May 2015

Shell rigs prepare to dock in Seattle amidst Arctic oil uproar

The oil giant’s plan to use Seattle as a home base for Arctic drilling has touched a nerve in the Evergreen State.

18 Nov 2014

VIDEO: Greenpeace activist injured during oil drilling protest

In an action protesting oil drilling in the Canary Islands, one Greenpeace activist was left seriously injured, yesterday, as protesters clashed with the Spanish Navy.

13 Nov 2014

New global maps detail anthropogenic ocean acidification

A team of scientists have published maps depicting the most comprehensive picture yet of global ocean acidification, providing a global benchmark against which future changes can be measured.

31 Oct 2014

Climate change ignored in Great Barrier Reef protection plan

The Australian government’s plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef has sparked outrage amongst top scientists for failing to account for climate change.

17 Sep 2014

Canary Island whale species facing growing oil threat

The coastal waters of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, are home to nearly a third of the world’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species. But the region is facing a growing threat of oil exploration.