Oceanic climate

Why sharks are important to ocean ecosystems: an expert explains – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Editor, Educational Content Shark attacks on humans are rare, according to a shark expert. Overfishing is causing many shark populations to decline and some to …

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NASA satellite photos show severity of California drought

As the West sinks deeper into drought, climate and water experts are increasingly alarmed by California’s severely withered reservoirs. On Monday, Lake Shasta – the state’s largest reservoir – contained just 1.57 million acre-feet of water, according to the US Bureau of Reclamation, or about 35% of its capacity. A …

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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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