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Global sea level rise began to accelerate in the 1960s, 30 years earlier than suggested by previous assessments, a new study finds. The study, published...

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The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. The new version provides...

Climate change is driving plankton towards the poles, study says

Communities of zooplankton – microscopic drifting animals that underpin marine ecosystems – are migrating poleward in response to climate change, a study finds. By comparing ancient...

State of the climate: Heat across Earth’s surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only...

Bottlenose dolphin numbers declined by ‘12%’ following marine heatwave

An unprecedented spell of marine heat in Shark Bay, Australia, caused bottlenose dolphin numbers to decline for the following six years, a study finds. Dolphin...

Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2019 is seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square kilometers (sq km) on 13 March. It is the...

Ocean warming has caused ‘sustainable’ fish stocks to drop by 4% since 1930s

Warming of the world’s oceans has caused the total amount of fish that can be caught sustainably to fall by an average of 4%...

Studies shed new light on Antarctica’s future contribution to sea level rise

A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”,...

Major study uncovers ‘sea change’ in world’s understanding of Atlantic conveyor belt

An international research programme has uncovered data that could transform scientists’ understanding of the Atlantic Ocean current – a circulation pattern that plays a...

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed. In...

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