Earth Day 2018: Preventing Plastic-Filled Oceans

April 17, 2018 by  
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“End Plastic Pollution” is this year’s Earth Day theme, and … The post Earth Day 2018: Preventing Plastic-Filled Oceans appeared first on Earth911.com.

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The shipping industry has quietly gone without a climate plan — until now

April 14, 2018 by  
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The target: Slash emissions in half by 2050.

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Ocean heatwaves have risen by more than 50% since 1925

April 11, 2018 by  
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Oceanic heatwaves have increased by 54 percent since 1925, posing a major threat to aquatic ecosystems . In a study published in the journal Nature Communications , researchers outlined the cause and effects of underwater heatwaves and their future impact on the world’s oceans. According to researchers, “These trends can largely be explained by increases in mean ocean temperatures, suggesting that we can expect further increases in marine heatwave days under continued global warming.” As higher levels of greenhouse gases concentrate in the atmosphere, greater amounts of solar radiation are trapped on Earth — 95 percent of which is absorbed by the ocean . Much like the relationship between extreme weather and rising temperatures on land, as the mean average oceanic temperature rises, so too does the likelihood of extreme oceanic heating events. Because water is able to hold more heat than land, these extreme temperature events last longer than those caused by higher air temperatures. A recent example occurred in 2015, when ocean temperatures from Mexico to Alaska increased up to 10 degrees above average. Fifty documented whale deaths were recorded in this period, and many other marine animals suffered from the unusually hot water. Related: Researchers discover a completely new ocean zone swimming with new species To conduct the study, the research team gathered and analyzed data on sea surface temperatures from the past century, with recent decades producing the most accurate data. Given that the most useful data is from such a short time period, the team could not explicitly draw a causal link between anthropogenic climate change and oceanic heatwaves. They explained that the fluctuations may be due to natural temperature swings. Nonetheless, the researchers concluded that the notable increase in average oceanic temperature is absolutely affected by climate change . The scientists are most concerned that — in combination with other pressures such as acidification, overfishing , and pollution — fragile ecosystems could reach a tipping point by oceanic heatwaves and ultimately collapse. Via ZME Science Images via Depositphotos and Oliver et al.

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How startup Coral Vita is making a business case for restoring reefs

March 28, 2018 by  
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Its business model includes a role for local farmers, ecotourist operators and developers.

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Ocean Conservancy’s CEO on sea change and spawning solutions

March 22, 2018 by  
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Janis Searles Jones believes it takes an “iron will and open ears” to lead — and she’s hoping for a “Freedom to Marry” moment to accelerate change.

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Here’s how we aim to close the loop on ocean plastic pollution

March 22, 2018 by  
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The Closed Loop Fund and Ocean Conservancy are attacking plastic trash in the oceans with a bevy of corporate partners, from 3M to PepsiCo.

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How genetically engineered salmon swims onto our plates

March 17, 2018 by  
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The transgenic technology that produces fast-growing fish soon could come to the U.S. Will it live up to its claims of making seafood more sustainable?

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What is ‘blue carbon’ and how does it help protect our coastal ecosystems?

March 16, 2018 by  
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How can business get involved in marine ecosystems?

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