- Climate Experts Search For Answers In The Oceans
By absorbing half of the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, the oceans have a profound influence on climate. However, their ability to take up this carbon dioxide might be impaired as a result of climate change. To determine their response to glo ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 30 2007 - 12:33pm
- Sea Level On The Rise, Say Some
The climate system, and in particular sea level, may be responding more quickly to rising carbon emissions than climate scientists have estimated with climate models. An international team of climate scientists has cautioned against suggestions that the I ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 4:49pm
- Methane Bubbling Through Seafloor Creates Undersea Hills
According to a recent paper published by MBARI geologists and their colleagues, methane gas bubbling through seafloor sediments has created hundreds of low hills on the floor of the Arctic Ocean. These enigmatic features, which can grow up to 40 meters (1 ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 9:39pm
- Norwegian Hysteria: "Doomsday Vault" Will Outlast Sea Rise From Global Warming
The Norwegian government has revealed the architectural design for the Svalbard International Seed Vault, to be carved deep into frozen rock on an island not far from the North Pole. The entrance to the "fail-safe" seed vault will "gleam lik ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Feb 9 2007 - 10:20am
- Scripps Oceanography Research Studies Shed New Light On Blue Whales And Their Calls
Using a variety of new approaches, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are forging a new understanding of the largest mammals on Earth. In one recently published study on blue whales, Scripps researchers used a combination of ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 27 2007 - 11:49pm
- Corals That Can Fight Global Warming May One Day Help Fragile Reefs
While humans can survive large temperature fluctuations, such species as corals are only comfortable within a 12-degree temperature range. And rising global temperatures appear to be threatening their survival, according to Drew Harvell, Cornell professor ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 12:56am
- Carbon Dioxide And The Ocean
The buildup of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans continues to provoke changes in the natural environment that scientists have been working to measure for decades. Global increases in temperature are just one facet of a much larger issue th ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 5:16pm
- Transported Black Carbon A Significant Player In Pacific Ocean Climate
More than three-quarters of the particulate pollution known as black carbon transported at high altitudes over the West Coast during spring is from Asian sources, according to a research team led by Professor V. Ramanathan at Scripps Institution of Oceano ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 1:01am
- Warming Oceans Threaten Antarctic Glaciers
Scientists have identified four Antarctic glaciers that pose a threat to future sea levels using satellite observations, according to a study published in the journal Science. Experts from the University of Edinburgh and University College London determin ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 3:02pm
- Mussels And Oysters Endangered By The Acidification Of The Oceans
Since the beginning of the industrial age the ocean has absorbed about half of all anthropic(1) carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere. This has led to an acidification of sea water. Frédéric Gazeau, a scientist at the Netherlands Institute of ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 12:44pm