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New Analysis Of Great Barrier Reef Coral Helps Improve Climate Records

Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research finds that the standard practice of using modern and fossil coral to measure sea-surface temperatures may not be…

New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records

Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research finds that the standard practice of using modern and fossil coral to measure sea-surface temperatures may not be as straightforward as originally thought. By combining high-resolution microscopic techniques and geochemical modeling, researchers are using the formational history of Porites coral skeletons to fine-tune the records used to make global climate predictions.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 15 June 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 9 through Sat, June 15, 2019 Editor’s…

7 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive

We’ve heard plenty about the rapid and dramatic loss of coral reefs over the last decades. According to some estimates, as much as half of the world’s coral has already disappeared in the last 30 years alone. Parts of Australia’s…

Protecting coral reefs in a deteriorating environment

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report examines novel approaches for saving coral reefs imperiled by climate change, and how local decision-makers can assess the risks and benefits of intervention.

7 Endangered Places You Should See Before It’s Too Late – Outside Magazine

If you think strictly in terms of global warming, the list of must-see, critically endangered natural settings is relatively straightforward. It’s also very long. A number of places have been dubbed the “ground zero of climate change” by the media, including…

Wacky NYTimes Targets Air Travel As Climate Destroyers…In Its Travel Section

New York Times reporter Andy Newman led off the Sunday Travel section with a buzzkill, “Travel’s Climate Problem – If to see the world is also to help destroy it, should we just stay home?” (And kill the paper’s Travel…

Consequences of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Marine snow is the phenomena of flakes of falling organic material and biological debris cascading down a water column like snowflakes. But an oil spill like Deepwater Horizon will add oil and dispersants to the mix, making marine oil snow that is can be toxic to organisms in deep-sea ecosystems.

What is the Gulf of Mexico dead zone?

[embedded content] The Mississippi River is America’s aquatic aorta, pumping life through 2,350 miles of U.S. heartland. Its network of tributaries covers 1.2 million square miles, drains 30 states and is the third-largest river basin on Earth, after the Amazon…