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Oceans could return to a picture of health in just one generation

Our oceans face a number of threats, but if we act soon and act in concert, we can keep them healthy for future generations. (Photo: Nick Fewings [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) Try to imagine the future as a tale of two…

Landmark study concludes marine life can be rebuilt by 2050

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) An international study recently published in the journal Nature that was led by KAUST professors Carlos Duarte and Susana Agustí lays out the essential roadmap of actions required for the planet’s marine life to recover to full abundance by 2050.

Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use

(University of Leeds) Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research, led by the University of Leeds, has quantified the importance of different development factors to improvements in physical health on an international scale.

Study: Rapid Sea-Level Rise Found Along Atlantic Coast In 18th Century

A study by the University of York found evidence for a period of enhanced pre-industrial sea-level rise of about 2-3 millimeters per year in three locations — Nova Scotia, Maine, and Connecticut, which was largely natural, without any human constructions…

Scientists call on government to increase ambition to save our ocean

(University of Plymouth) A team of marine scientists from across the UK, led by the Marine Conservation Research Group at the University of Plymouth, has called on the Government to increase its ambition to save the oceans by overhauling its approach to marine conservation management.

Young orcas eat better and live longer when grandma is around

It’s hard to measure how much we benefit from the influence of a grandmother. Grandmothers have a wealth of wisdom and experience — and that translates into all kinds of valuable life lessons. We’re hardly the only species to value…