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Supermaterial Made From Seaweed Could Replace Bubble Wrap

As a civilization we are blanketing our planet with plastic. One of the most frightening illustrations of this fact is a prediction that by 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish . Amazingly, a smart solution for reducing our reliance on plastic, and protecting marine life, could come from those very oceans, as well.

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Alissa Walker

April 13th

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A New Florida Pier Is Designed to Face the Reality of Rising Seas

There’s no polite way to put this: Florida is screwed. And we’re starting to see the state’s infrastructure adapt to the reality of climate change.

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Alissa Walker

April 8th

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These Award-Winning Underwater Photographs Are Dazzling

It’s often said that we know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. Looking at the 2016 winners of the UK’s Underwater Photography Contest, I can’t help but agree. Life beneath the sea is as alien and entrancing as any ancient, dust-blown crater on the Red Planet.

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Maddie Stone

February 23rd

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These Award-Winning Underwater Photographs Are Dazzling

It’s often said that we know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. Looking at the 2016 winners of the UK’s Underwater Photography Contest, I can’t help but agree. Life beneath the sea is as alien and entrancing as any ancient, dust-blown crater on the Red Planet.

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Maddie Stone

February 23rd

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We’re Emptying the Oceans of Fish and Filling Them With Plastic 

Two reports out this week paint an alarming future for Earth’s oceans. The first one, published by the Wold Economic Forum, finds that by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. The second, which appears in Nature Communications, reveals that our nets have raked in far more fish over the past 60 years than we realized.

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Maddie Stone

January 20th

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We Know Exactly Where all the Heat From the ‘Global Warming Hiatus’ Went

You might remember hearing about the global warming “hiatus” a few years back—a pause in Earth’s inexorably rising temperature, which some used as evidence that climate change is a hoax. But scientists are now completely sure that the pause never happened. And we know exactly where the missing heat wound up.

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Maddie Stone

January 19th

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Thanks to El Niño, Rare Tropical Storms Signal a Wacky Start to 2016

For the first time since records began, two tropical storms—one in the Atlantic and one in the Pacific—have appeared at the same time in January. Named Alex and Pali, these storms are being fueled by unusually warm surface waters.

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George Dvorsky

January 14th

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Rising Temperatures Are Driving Hundreds of Species to the North and South Poles

As global temperatures rise, many animal species are edging toward the poles and even climbing mountains to stay within their preferred temperature ranges. The result is a slow but noticeable shift in the world’s ecosystems, both on land and at sea.

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Kiona Smith-Strickland

December 11th

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This New Ocean Simulator Will Test Marine Engineering to Destruction 

Ever wondered how engineers check if their design—from ships to wind turbines—will fair against an aggressive ocean? Using something like this new facility at the University of Maine, which uses 32 fans and 16 paddles to simulate the most fierce of marine conditions.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 23rd

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The Underwater Farms That Could Help Stop the Death of Our Oceans

It seems like every week brings a new doomsday study about the death of our oceans. But off the coast of Long Island, an underwater farm is demonstrating how sustainable ocean farming can clean the water, give sea life a safe haven, and turn kelp into the “next kale.” Its creators hope the model will catch on–and a recent $100,000 award will give it more capital to develop the idea.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

October 26th

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