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A squad of climate-related factors is responsible for the massive Australian coral bleaching event of 2016. If we're counting culprits: it's two by sea,...

The butterfly effect: Climate change could cause decline of some alpine butterfly species

The long-term effects of climate change suggests that the butterfly effect is at work on butterflies in the alpine regions of North America, according...

Climate change could reawaken Indian Ocean El Niño

Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian...

Surf and turf: Green new deal should be a ‘teal new deal’

Incorporating the oceans into climate policy is essential, scientists say in a new article.

Arctic ‘shorefast’ sea ice threatened by climate change

A new study shows that coastal sea ice used by Arctic residents for hunting and fishing will be reduced as the planet warms.

More protections needed to safeguard biodiversity in the Southern Ocean

Current marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean need to be at least doubled to adequately safeguard the biodiversity of the Antarctic, according to...

Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

A 12-year study of 166 estuaries in south-east Australia shows that the waters of lakes, creeks, rivers and lagoons increased 2.16 degrees in temperature...

Exploring the link between education and climate change

What are the most effective ways to achieve desired sustainable development outcomes across all aspects of wellbeing, and how might the pursuit of some...

From climate change awareness to action

Awareness of climate change and its impacts is not enough to move people to action. New research on how people's worldviews affect their perceptions...

Deep-sea fish community structure strongly affected by oxygen and temperature

In a new study, researchers took advantage of the natural oceanographic gradient in the Gulf of California to study the effects of variable oxygen...

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