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Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane
...the impacts on marine life could be severe. "The oceans
are performing a great service to humankind by rem...s unabated, by the end of the century the land and oceans
will be less able to take up carbon than they are today, leading to increased global warming, unpred...
Southern Oceans Ability to Absorb CO2 Has Reached a Saturation Point: Study
...eginning of the industrial revolution, the world's oceans
have absorbed about a quarter of the 500 gigatons of carbon emitted into the atmosphere by humans. The possibility that in a warmer world the Southern Ocean the strongest ocean sink - is weakening is a cause for concern". The findings appear in thi...
Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean
...that temperature changes in the Pacific and Indian oceans
can be partly explained by the effect of the Indon...tem of currents which transports water between the oceans
through the maze of straits and passages in the Indonesian Archipelago. 'The cooling is occurring ...
Tropical Cyclones Play Important Role in Climate-control
...orth, passing through the Pacific Ocean and Indian oceans
and past warmer latitudes warming the water brought to North America and Europe, in the tropics, this pattern must be reversed. Warm, buoyant water must be mixed downward, and cold, dense water must be mixed upward. This process, called vertical mi...
Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels
...mark. That may have been just enough to warm the oceans
and knock over the next climatic domino: vast stor...eight of the PETM, sea surface temperatures in the oceans
rose 9 degrees F (5 degrees C) in the tropics and 11 degrees F (6 degrees C) in the Arctic. The ocea...
Protecting Oceans is Important to Keeping Planet Cool
Increased protection for the world's oceans
and coastal areas is a vital part of the fight aga...ment. Currently, only one percent of the world's oceans
are protected. Last week, a UN panel of 2,500 scientists from around the world issued a report on ...
Global Warming Could Increase Exotic Fish Poisoning
...aller fish that graze on the poisonous algae. When oceans
are warmed by the greenhouse effect and fouled by toxic runoff, coral reefs are damaged and poisonous algae thrives. Ciguatera has long been known in the South Pacific, the Caribbean and warmer areas of the Indian Ocean. Some South Pacific islander...
Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin
...ptation for seafaring microbes because the world’s oceans
are permeated with “dead zones,” areas that lack sufficient oxygen to sustain life. Source-Bio-Bio Technoloy SRI...
New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures
...rface temperature of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
combine to influence the climate of much of the world through a complex web of atmospheric interconnections, he said. "The key issue is that the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation persists on time scales of 60 to 80 years, compared to just one year...
Oceans May Turn More Acidic and Threaten Marine Life
Carbon dioxide emissions have rendered the oceans
acidic, threatening the health of the marine life.... computer models have shown a bleak future for the oceans
which are going to turn acidic, if emissions continue the way it is. These findings have been linked...
Poisonous Gas Caused Mass Extinction
.... The excessive supply of soil materials to the oceans
provides a direct link between terrestrial and marine ecological crises, suggesting that the ecosystem collapse on land could have contributed to the end-Permian marine extinctions. The terrestrial ecosystem was the first to suffer. The continent-...