Guest post: How global warming is causing ocean oxygen levels to fall

Prof Andreas Oschlies is head of the marine biogeochemical modelling group and speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 754 at the Helmholtz Centre...

Sea level rise due to Antarctic ice melt has ‘tripled over past five years’

The rate of sea level rise resulting from the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet has tripled over the past five years, according to...

Low-lying atolls could become ‘uninhabitable’ earlier than thought

Low-lying coral islands across the tropical oceans could become “uninhabitable” in the coming decades because of the combined impacts of sea level rise and...

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

The Atlantic Ocean current that brings warm water up to Europe from the tropics has weakened by 15% since the middle of the last...

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

The world’s mangrove forests, with their archetypal twisted roots protruding from the water surface, store more than 4bn tonnes of carbon, new research shows. But...

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

The arduous journey that king penguins must make in order to hunt fish to bring back to their young could become even longer as...

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,...

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