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Kelp forms vast seaweed forests along temperate coastlines, which sequester large amounts of atmospheric carbon. But according to a new study, warming oceans could...

Compound extreme events stress the ocean

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Coarse sea spray keeps lightning strikes away, study finds

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Climate change predicts southerly shift of great whale species in New Zealand

New research sheds light on how climate change will impact the distribution of great whales in New Zealand waters. Researchers used a complex modelling...

Sea urchin’s secret to surviving marine heatwaves

Researchers assessed whether adult sea urchins that are exposed to marine heatwaves could pass beneficial protective mechanisms onto their offspring, thus ensuring the survival...

New study finds environmental injustice is key to decoding climate change debate

A new study found that Miami's history of environmental injustice was the key to understanding why different groups were often talking at cross-purposes, leading...

North American birds not fully adjusting to changing climate

Some species of birds in North America have not fully adjusted their distributions in response to ongoing climate change. The places these birds live...

Experts predict top emerging impacts on ocean biodiversity over next decade

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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would reduce risks to humans by up to 85%

New research quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future.

Is AI good or bad for the climate? It’s complicated

Experts in AI, climate change, and public policy present a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted relationship of AI with greenhouse gas emissions,...

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