Great Barrier Reef at ‘unprecedented’ risk of collapse after major bleaching event

The record-breaking marine heatwave in 2016 across the Great Barrier Reef has left much of the coral ecosystem at an “unprecedented” risk of collapse,...

Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’ has slowed by 15% since mid-20th century

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Marine heatwaves have become ‘34% more likely’ over past century

Marine heatwaves are now lasting longer and occuring more frequently across the world than in the early 20th century, a new study finds. The research,...

Mangrove deforestation emits as much CO2 as Myanmar each year

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Climate change: 70% of king penguins could ‘abruptly relocate or disappear’ by 2100

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Every five-year delay in meeting Paris goals could ‘add 20cm’ to global sea levels

Failure to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement within the next few decades could have long-lasting impacts on global sea level rise in...

Acidification could leave oceans ‘uninhabitable’ for cold-water corals

The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research suggests. Ocean acidification,...

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

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Severe coral reef bleaching now ‘five times more frequent’ than 40 years ago

Mass coral reef bleaching events have become five times more common worldwide over the past 40 years, new research finds, with climate change playing...

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