- Meltwater On Greenland's Ice Sheet- Small Rivers Make A Big Difference
The massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world and for that reason it is considered the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels due to glacial meltwater in a warm ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2015 - 5:42pm
- Better And Worse Than Thought: Corrected Estimates Of Sea Level Rise
The change in global sea level rise since the beginning of the 20th century has been significantly larger than previous estimates according to new estimates in a new paper. The paper, co-authored by Carling Hay, a Harvard post-doctoral fellow in the Depart ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2015 - 2:11pm
- Obituaries For Coral Reefs May Be Premature
After mass bleaching in 1998, more than half of coral reefs in the Seychelles have slowly recovered. Nick Graham By John Pandolfi, The University of Queensland Coral reefs are the poster child for the damage people are doing to the world’s oceans. Overfis ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 15 2015 - 8:30am
- Solving The Puzzle Of Sea-Level Rise
Scientists propose a new, potentially more accurate way, to measure the rate of sea level rise. Shutterstock By Carling Hay, Harvard University When you ask yourself what the biggest unanswered scientific questions are, “how did sea levels change over the ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 17 2015 - 8:30am
- How Much Carbon Will Melting Glaciers Release?
As the Earth warms and glaciers all over the world begin to melt, the natural concern has been how all of that extra water will contribute to sea level rise. Less considered is what happens to all of the organic carbon found in those glaciers when they mel ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2015 - 8:30am
- Promonitor Index: 5 Key Ways To Assess Reef Health
Looks healthy, but still lacks the big predatory fish... how would it rate on the Promonitor Index? AF Johnson, CC BY-NC-SA By Andrew Frederick Johnson, University of California, San Diego ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 24 2015 - 9:30am
- Lower Sea Level In Europe Caused By Ocean Surface Slope
GOCE gravity satellite. ESA We might like to think of the earth as fixed and unmoving but that is not the case. Things are always shifting, even if we may not have noticed in the past. ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2015 - 1:59pm
- Arctic Sea Ice: Erratic As Normal
Arctic sea ice extent plunged 2001 to 2007 but then rebounded between 2007 and 2013. Warming world or not, periods of no change- and rapid change- at the world's northern reaches are the new normal. And perhaps the old normal as well. Natural ups and ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2015 - 3:50pm
- Methane Seepage Has Been Occurring For Millions Of Years
There've been some recent environmental claims about methane seepage, flaming tapwater, but what were not staged have been due to nature. It's a tale almost as old as earth. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 6 2015 - 1:12pm
- Ocean Acidification You Can See From Space
Remote monitoring of large swathes of otherwise inaccessible ocean using satellites reveals an alarming picture: ocean acidity. The Earth's oceans take up about a quarter of global CO2 emissions, which can turn the seawater more acidic, making it more ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2015 - 12:31pm