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Dancers From the Deep Sea Shine on the U.N. for Climate Week

A little-known but crucial agent of carbon removal from the atmosphere — the siphonophore, which lives in what’s known as the twilight zone of the sea — will be highlighted during U.N. Climate Week in a video projection from a…

Saved by a Bucket, but Can the Owens Pupfish Survive?

The Owens pupfish, a small blue fish native to the springs in the California desert, was spared from extinction on an August afternoon in 1969 by Phil Pister and his two buckets. That day Mr. Pister, a state wildlife biologist,…

What Does It Mean for a Whole Nation to Become Uninhabitable?

Devi Lockwood spent five years traveling the globe talking to people about changes they were seeing to their local water and climates. Here are some of the stories she heard. Tuvalu A little more than 10,000 people live in Tuvalu….

Rising Temperatures Threaten Salmon in the West

new video loaded: Rising Temperatures Threaten Salmon in the West transcript Back bars 0:00/1:17 –1:17 transcript Rising Temperatures Threaten Salmon in the West As droughts continue and water temperatures climb, salmon in parts of Oregon and California are developing health…

Red Tide Piles Up Dead Fish on Florida Beaches

COQUINA BEACH, Fla. — The stench hits first, uncomfortable at best and gag-inducing at worst. Then comes a small tickle in the back of the throat that won’t go away. But it is the dead fish that are the real…

Maine Bars Offshore Wind In State Waters, Cites Harm To Fisheries, Tourism

The Maine legislature just went all out for offshore wind – just not in their backyard. Maine Governor Janet Mills cited the value of the state’s fisheries and marine recreational areas as she signed legislation to impose a 10-year moratorium…

Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping open as if they’d been boiled. Sea stars were baked to death. Sockeye salmon swam sluggishly in an overheated Washington river, prompting wildlife officials to truck them…

What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Others, too, see the value of working with industry groups. Whale Safe is an initiative from the University of California Santa Barbara to help big ships avoid hitting whales as they travel through ports around Los Angeles. The program came,…

Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much planet-warming carbon dioxide is released into the ocean by bottom trawling, the practice of dragging enormous nets along the ocean floor to catch shrimp, whiting, cod and other fish. The answer:…

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

The next phase of a $50 billion plan to protect the Louisiana coast from erosion and rising sea levels has cleared an important hurdle, with the Army Corps of Engineers delivering a long-awaited environmental impact statement for a key part…

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