Oceanic climate

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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Can you eat Maine bluefin tuna with a clear conscience?

There are no quick fixes to managing the complex Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery. These slow-growing but lightning-fast fish are highly migratory, which can distort regional stock assessments. Changing ocean water temperatures in the wake of climate change mean that where these predators can find enough food to support their 500-pound …

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ZESTAs holds its first three-day “SHIP ZERO”

Image courtesy of ZESTAS Posted on Jul 2, 2021 5:03 PM by The maritime executive The Zero Emission Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) announced a three-day in-person workshop – “SHIP ZERO – Charging to ‘True Zero'” – an opportunity for the international shipping industry to chart the course towards true zero …

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Pacific Northwest baked in record heat wave

A thermal dome has enveloped the Pacific Northwest, pushing temperatures to extreme levels – with temperatures well above 100 degrees – and creating dangerous conditions in a part of the country unaccustomed to oppressive summer conditions or air conditioning. One of the warmest cities in the region on Monday was …

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It’s dry. Who is most likely to rain this weekend?

Friday was a beautiful summer day for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. However, we’re still looking for rain, with about 75 percent of Minnesota currently experiencing drought conditions. Chance of rain on weekends Northwestern Minnesota could see a few showers and an isolated thunderstorm Friday night, with this chance …

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