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Environmental Scientists Want Help Coping With Their Grief

Environmental Scientists Want Help Coping With Their Grief

By Marlene Cimons Scientist Tim Gordon studies how rising temperatures are damaging corals in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where intense cyclones and warm waters have caused extensive damage in recent years. What he sees brings him to tears. “They used to be some of the most colorful, vibrant, bustling, noisy ecosystems in the world, but […]

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    Could a Seaweed-Eating Microbe Help Solve the Ocean Plastic Crisis?

    Could a Seaweed-Eating Microbe Help Solve the Ocean Plastic Crisis?

    The use of traditional plastics poses a major threat to the world’s oceans: If current trends continue, plastics will outnumber fish by 2050. But the oceans might also contain the solution to this massive problem, researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have discovered. That solution comes in the form of a microorganism that feeds on […]

    How the Government Shutdown Could Impact the Nation’s Environment

    How the Government Shutdown Could Impact the Nation’s Environment

    A partial government shutdown continued for a third day Monday as legislators left the capital for the holidays, CNBC reported Monday. The shutdown is due to an impasse between President Donald Trump and Congress over $5 billion in funding for Trump’s border wall, a construction project that would have devastating consequences for wildlife in the […]

    Greenland Melting Is ‘Off the Charts’

    Greenland Melting Is ‘Off the Charts’

    The first continuous, multi-century study of surface melt from the Greenland ice sheet was published in Nature Wednesday, and the results are clear: the ice sheet is now melting at rates unseen within at least the last 350 years. “Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet has gone into overdrive. As a result, Greenland melt is […]