The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change
According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
The Geoduck Diver
Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed
Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.
Mathematical Formula Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event in 2100
If we put another 310 gigatons of carbon into the ocean by 2100, which we’re well on track to do, we enter “unknown territory.”
Sushi as We Know It Will Be Wiped Out by 2050
Climate change will likely make good sushi incredibly expensive, and cheap sushi will be really gross.
Our Oceans Are Dying and Kelp Forests Might Be Their Only Hope
As humans burn fossil fuels and mow down forests with abandon, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere skyrockets—and it ends up in the ocean. Now, scientists are turning to kelp to suck up that CO2.
Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good
Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.
Saving the Great Barrier Reef Will Cost $6 Billion, But It Could Be Worse
New report from the Queensland government recommends altering land use and improvement farm management.
Hell or Salt Water
By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean
A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.
Hell or Salt Water
"Look Down at Your Body. You Have Become a Coral."
Can virtual reality make us care about ocean acidification?
A Small Team of Scientists Won $1.5 Million for Making the World's Top pH Sensor
The small team took home more than $1 million in prize money at a competition promoting ocean health.
The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct
The greatest extinction event in the history of the planet was driven by oceans acidifying about as fast as they are today.