the oceans’ waters have warmed up over the past few decades.
Global warming may beget drastically more global warming, if we ever destabilize the pool of methane clathrates that are buried in polar regions.
When German U-boats sank oil tankers along the North Carolina coast in World War II, oil persisted on the beaches for decades.
If we are ever to see these fisheries recover, protecting rockweed will be an important foundation for the effort.
As long as the human population on Earth is growing, nothing we are doing is particularly sustainable
The current decline in sea ice appears unprecedented during the past 1450 years, and it is likely that the Arctic has not been ice-free in the past 2,000,000 years.
When the EPA suggests regulating the emissions of mercury from power plants, the immediate question is how much of the mercury found in downwind environments is from the powerplants and how much is natural.
Worldwide production of plastics approaches 300 million tons per year, and a recent estimate suggests that 4.8 to 12.7 million tons reaches the sea.
In the clamor about global climate change, the quiet side of rising CO2 in the atmosphere, is that we are making the oceans more acidic every year,
A couple of years ago, North Carolina’s legislature became a laughingstock across the nation by voting to ignore the increasing rise of sea level in setting the rules for development along its coast.