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Around the world, 14 million tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floors: CSIRO report
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Around the world, 14 million tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floors: CSIRO report

The report said that areas with more floating rubbish generally had more microplastic fragments on the seafloor.

Rising temperatures making oceans stable, reducing carbon absorption capacity warns scientists
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Rising temperatures making oceans stable, reducing carbon absorption capacity warns scientists

These findings have profound and troubling implications which include potentially driving more "intense, destructive hurricanes" as ocean surfaces warm.

Oceans around the world have captured 10 percent of global carbon emission, new study suggests
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Oceans around the world have captured 10 percent of global carbon emission, new study suggests

The researchers part of the study calculated a time history of ocean-atmosphere CO2 fluxes (or movement) from 1992 to 2018.

Climate change doubles the number of low-oxygen zones in Danish seas in a year
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Climate change doubles the number of low-oxygen zones in Danish seas in a year

Increased nutrients in the sea lead to excessive growth of plants, which ultimately leads to less oxygen as the plants die and decompose in a process known as eutrophication.

A third of land, ocean area on Earth could be protected without harming economy: Report
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A third of land, ocean area on Earth could be protected without harming economy: Report

Conserving at least a third of the planet’s land and oceans could prevent mass extinctions and allow vital habitats to be restored.

Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past
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Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past

Europa has an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice and has long has been viewed as a potential habitat for life, alongside Mars and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Forests are more than the planet's lungs – they also drive winds, argues Russian physicist
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Forests are more than the planet's lungs – they also drive winds, argues Russian physicist

If proven, the biotic pump theory could explain why the remote interiors of forested continents receive as much rain as the coasts.

Rate of climate change in deep waters of the ocean could be to be seven times faster by 2050 even if we reduce emissions
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Rate of climate change in deep waters of the ocean could be to be seven times faster by 2050 even if we reduce emissions

The results also showed that no amount of carbon emission reduction can reverse the rate of change that has already taken place.

Scientists drill in Antarctica's seafloor to find that it was once a swampy rainforest, teeming with life
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Scientists drill in Antarctica's seafloor to find that it was once a swampy rainforest, teeming with life

During the warmest months, average temperatures was about 20-25 Celsius whereas now it is around minus 40 Celsius.

How a tiny stretch of vibrant ocean stirred a global marine conservation movement
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How a tiny stretch of vibrant ocean stirred a global marine conservation movement

In the decades since Gray’s Reef was developed, many stringently protected zones have popped up all over the world.

Blue whales can reduce rate to two beats per minute as it searches for food
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Blue whales can reduce rate to two beats per minute as it searches for food

The larger the animal, lower the heart rate as it minimizes the heart's work while distributing blood in the body.

The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe
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The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe

With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.

One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal
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One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal

The United Nations are had set a goal that 10 percent of the oceans are made MPAs by 2020.

Curious Kids: Do fish ever get thirsty? If they do, do they drink sea water?
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Curious Kids: Do fish ever get thirsty? If they do, do they drink sea water?

Marine fish have kidneys, which pump excess salt into their pee so they can get it out of their bodies.

IPCC report paints catastrophic picture of rising sea levels, reality maybe worse
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IPCC report paints catastrophic picture of rising sea levels, reality maybe worse

The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of heating is important for the poles, which warms faster than the global average.

Not convinced climate action is urgent? Here's what happens to Earth over 1.5 degrees Celsius of global heating
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Not convinced climate action is urgent? Here's what happens to Earth over 1.5 degrees Celsius of global heating

At 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, we could expect to lose between 70 and 90 percent of our coral reefs.

IPCC Ocean and Cryosphere Report: How is climate change affecting India's ocean ecosystems?
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IPCC Ocean and Cryosphere Report: How is climate change affecting India's ocean ecosystems?

The tropics in general and India must focus on the lack of long-term sustained Indian and Pacific ocean observations.

Warming oceans, melting glaciers have been 'taking the heat' from climate change for decades: IPCC Report
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Warming oceans, melting glaciers have been 'taking the heat' from climate change for decades: IPCC Report

Experts highlighted that countries will either have to pay the cost of climate-related damages now, or invest in climate adaptation for the future.

IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere Report: Melting glaciers and natural disasters in Himalayas to become more frequent
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IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere Report: Melting glaciers and natural disasters in Himalayas to become more frequent

Mitigating climate change and adapting to its effect in high mountains won't be easy, but it is the need of the hour.

IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere releasing today: What to expect from UN's latest climate change assessment
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IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere releasing today: What to expect from UN's latest climate change assessment

The report looks at the effects of climate change on oceans and has been written by 104 scientists from all over the world.