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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…

Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming

(University of Saskatchewan) The number of extreme downpours increased steadily between 1964 and 2013 — a period when global warming also intensified, according to research published in the journal Water Resources Research.

This man's love affair with icebergs will warm you on the inside

The first thing that might catch your eye when visiting Bonavista, Newfoundland is the lighthouse. Built in 1843 and still fueled by seal oil, it stands tall at the tip of the Bonavista peninsula, a poignant symbol of a community…

This is how global warming is reshaping Greenland – World Economic Forum

Nestled between icy peaks and lapped in frozen ocean waters, the tiny town of Tasiilaq in southeastern Greenland is home to some 2,000 people. Colorful wooden houses dot the sub-Arctic landscape battered by one of the harshest climates on the…

Why the Great Barrier Reef is in danger

As you probably already know, the Great Barrier Reef is in big trouble. About 50 percent of the reef’s coral cover has already been lost, and the generally agreed-upon estimate is that it all could be gone by 2050 unless…

Official stats mask shark and ray species caught in the Mediterranean and Black seas

A new study reveals that 97 per cent of the sharks and rays caught and brought to market domestically by fleets from the European, North African and Middle Eastern countries that surround the Mediterranean and Black seas are not reported by species.