Category: ocean

  • The Biggest Challenges in Saving the Ocean

    by levent

    Oceans stretch across 70 percent of our planet, and the vast majority of the world beneath them is unmapped and unexplored. Their depths may still hold many secrets, but we know they face serious risks from overfishing and pollution. The biggest threat of all is climate change, which could affect billions of people in coastal […]

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  • 2019 May be an El Niño Year

    by levent

    There is a 75-80 percent chance of an El Niño developing by February, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced Tuesday. So what exactly does that entail? Well, the last time we had an El Niño was in 2015-2016, which caused extreme weather-related events (droughts, fires, floods and coral bleaching) around the world, pushed […]

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  • Trump Administration Approves Seismic Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

    by levent

    The Trump administration’s move was first reported by Bloomberg, which said the IHAs allow five companies to use airgun blasting in waters off Delaware to central Florida. During the seismic surveys, ships fire blasts of air to the bottom of the sea every 10 to 12 seconds for weeks or months at a time to […]

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