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Study connects marine heat wave with spike in whale entanglements

(University of California – Santa Cruz) Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves — warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems — and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean conservation. A new study shows how the record-breaking marine heat wave of 2014 to 2016 caused changes along the US West Coast that led to an unprecedented spike in the numbers of whales that became entangled in fishing gear.

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The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified

Human pressure on the world’s ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. Scientists have dubbed the dramatic rise the ”Blue Acceleration”.

With the En-ROADS climate simulator, you can build your own solutions to global warming – Yale Climate Connections

Killer hurricanes, devastating wildfires, melting glaciers, and sunny-day flooding in more and more coastal areas around the world have birthed a fatalistic view cleverly dubbed by Mary Annaïse Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council as “de-nihilism“. One manifestation: An…

The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified

(Stockholm Resilience Centre) Human pressure on the world’s ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean.Scientists have dubbed the dramatic rise the “Blue Acceleration”. The researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, synthesized 50-years of data from shipping, drilling, deep-sea mining, aquaculture, bioprospecting and much more. The results are published in the journal One Earth, 24 January.

Blazes flare on New South Wales south coast and in Canberra – as it happened

Before we leave you for the night, let’s briefly recap the day’s events: Three US firefighters were killed on Thursday after their waterbombing plane crashed about 1.30pm while they battled bushfires in southern New South Wales. The cause of the…

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Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs

Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo’s bones, which provide information about the stage of development. But how do you look inside fossilized dinosaur eggs?

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs

(University of Otago) Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a new University of Otago study.

Conservative states along the coast prepare for sea level rise without mentioning climate change – The Hill

Coastal states are applying for billions of dollars of federal funding intended to help guard against natural disasters, many of which are being exacerbated by climate change.  But among several conservative states seeking the money, the phrase “climate change” is…