Oceanic climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

Dead mussels and clams covered the rocks of the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping as if they had been boiled. The starfish have been cooked to death. Sockeye salmon swam slowly in an overheated Washington River, prompting wildlife officials to truck them to cooler areas. The combination of extraordinary heat …

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Newly designated ocean shows science at work | Editorials

As much as political leaders and experts like to cite scientific consensus as an indisputable fact, the consensus can change. New classification schemes may emerge. New information can undermine even the most firmly held beliefs, because the scientific method is impartial against politics or favoritism. This flexibility and willingness to …

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New study from researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Boulder reveals increase in surface ozone in Antarctica

A new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Boulder found that ozone pollution in Antarctica has increased over the past three decades, raising concerns that it may have a “profound impact” on the region’s climate. Three scientists from the Cooperative Research Institute of Environmental …

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