All Articles on Oceans

An satellite view of the Laptev Sea, Siberia. (Photo: NASA) News
Researchers Worry Methane Discovery in Arctic Ocean Could Signal Dangerous New Climate Feedback Loop
"Climate warming is awakening the 'sleeping giants' of the carbon cycle," warned one researcher.
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Storage tanks for radioactive water stand at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on Jan. 29, 2020 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. News
Greenpeace Warns 'Potential Damage to Human DNA' at Risk With Japan's Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean
"The policy of the Japanese government to dump nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean is not based on scientific or environmental protection principles and has no justification."
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The Laptev Sea is captured off the northeast coast of Russia's Bolshevik Island on August 30, 2014. (Photo: Ansgar Walk/Wikimedia/cc) News
'Frightening Milestone': Scientists Sound Alarm Over Record Amount of Open, Iceless Sea in the Arctic
This is the first time in recorded history that the Laptev Sea has not yet started freezing this late into October.
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House Democrats on Tuesday introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/">arbyreed</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Advocates Welcome 'Inspiring' Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act as 'Exactly What America Needs Right Now'
"By presenting smart, focused solutions to the climate crisis, this pioneering legislation propels the oceans into the heart of the climate debate in Congress."
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Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Feb. 3, 2020 in Okuma, Japan. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images) News
'An Appalling Environmental Crime': Japan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Pacific Ocean
"The moment that I hear the word 'treated' being used instead of 'contaminated,' I can't think differently than this is a kind of newspeak," said one Greenpeace official.
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More than half of all corals in the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia have died due to heat stress over the past 30 years. (Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers) News
'No Time to Lose': New Study Shows 50% Coral Decline on Great Barrier Reef
"We expect this decline to continue," predicted one of the study's authors, who said that unless urgent climate action is taken, "the reef will be unrecognizable."
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A North Atlantic right whale and calf seen on March 22, 2019. News
Huge Victory for Ocean Defenders as Seismic Blasting Halted in Atlantic
"Seismic blasting harms whales in the search for offshore oil that we should leave in the ground."
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High surf from Hurricane Laura covers a jetty in Galveston, Texas on August 27, 2020. (Photo: Ellie Cherryhomes/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Very Bad News': Scientists Behind New Study Warn Warming Oceans 'Contributing to Climate Breakdown'
New findings on human-caused global heating and ocean stability have "profound and troubling implications," says co-author Michael Mann.
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Members of a new climate movement, Ocean Rebellion, protest in the United Kingdom's Falmouth Harbor by projecting slogans on the bow of the cruise ship named The World. News
Extinction Rebellion Activists Launch Ocean-Focused Offshoot With Direct Actions Targeting Luxury Cruise Liner
The group aims to "address cascading collapses in biodiversity due to overfishing, human-caused climate change, deep sea mining, and other marine emergencies."
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A man scoops leaked oil from MV Wakashio, a vessel that is owned by a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of southeast Mauritius on August 8, 2020. (Photo: Jean Aurelio Prudence/L'Express Maurice/AFP via Getty Images) News
Oil Spill's Damage to Marine Area Around Mauritius 'Substantial' and Maybe 'Irreversible,' Expert Warns
"There are very few such marine areas with such rich biodiversity left on the planet. An oil spill like this will impact almost everything there."
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