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Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model, however, predicts that those fisheries may potentially be in danger. »
23 Sep, 05:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities

Though an extreme scenario, it should be factored in to coastal infrastructure planning, new guidance suggests -- Read more on »
21 Sep, 22:10 - scientificamerican -  - 

Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds

In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally. »
21 Sep, 09:50 - sciencedaily -  - 

Ciwem environmental photographer of the year 2018 winners – in pictures

The Iranian photographer Saeed Mohammadzadeh has been named Ciwem’s environmental photographer of the year. End Floating, his haunting image of a beached boat on the solidified salty remains of Urmia Lake, illustrates how climate change, water mismanagement and drought have decimated the landscape. Continue reading... »
20 Sep, 23:00 - guardian -  - 

Climate change modifies the composition of reefs

Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to human impacts and global climate change. »
20 Sep, 21:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30 percent chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. »
20 Sep, 21:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

In U-turn, Exxon, Chevron to join industry climate initiative

Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are joining a group of major international oil and gas companies in an initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions in the sector, they said in a statement on Thursday. »
20 Sep, 16:40 - reuters -  - 

Build walls on seafloor to stop glaciers melting, scientists say

Barriers could halt slide of undersea glaciers and hold back sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. Building walls on the seafloor may become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. »
20 Sep, 16:40 - guardian -  - 

Why are California wildfires so bad? An interactive look

With 2018 shaping up to be the most destructive year yet, how did the state get to this point? Continue reading... »
20 Sep, 13:31 - guardian -  - 

'It's hyped up': climate change skeptics in the path of Hurricane Florence

Scientists say global warming is behind severe storms but many who face them don’t think humans are the problem. Scientists warn that human-induced climate change is responsible for an increase in the number and severity of storms – such as Hurricane Florence, which has engulfed the Carolinas in the last week. »
20 Sep, 07:10 - guardian -  - 

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