Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.
The idea of using plastic in any form that pollutes the ocean must become as taboo as smoking in restaurants or not putting a seatbelt on your child. We will have won when the thought of plastic pollution drifting across the ocean is unthinkable in the present, and only a vestige of our memory.
What we lack is not solutions but the political will to enact them. And even here there is hope we may have started scaling up the solutions as fast as the problems.
It is no longer easy and profitable for fishing operators to use illegal practices and to plunder our waters, undermining sustainable fisheries and ocean health. We have shown that our countries in the Western Indian Ocean are committed to identify the wrongdoers and act against them.
When I fly, I'm usually not the one looking out the window as we start the descent. But as São Miguel island came into sight, I couldn't stop staring at the breathtakingly green island scattered with craggy mountains and sapphire lakes. By the time we actually landed, I couldn't wait to get on the road.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.
The Plastic Microbead is having its 15 minutes of fame. Though hard to see because it is less than 5mm, the microbead is in the spotlight because it is a surprisingly bad actor. In fact, the microbead should have a Razzie by now.
California is joining a climate agreement with eight foreign nations and four states that aims to keep the world's average temperature from rising another 2 degrees Celsius. All signatories of the Under 2 MOU commit to either reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 to 95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 or achieve a per capita annual emissions target of less than 2 metric tons by 2050.
Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.
If you have visited the beach recently, you, too, know that ocean trash is a problem. You've likely seen cigarette butts littering the sand and grocery bags floating in the surf like plastic jellyfish. Unfortunately, the trash we see from shore is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...
Master navigator Nainoa Thompson was honored for Excellence in Exploration at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. He is one of a handful of indigenous navigators that can find islands in the open ocean without instruments, using techniques handed down through generations for over a thousand years.
My primary job is to manage the teams, and when I first began working with them, I expected I'd have to breakup a headlock put on an engineer by a marine chemist.
Over the past two weeks, Kaleo and his mentor, master navigator Bruce Blankenfeld, successfully guided the crew of Hōkūleʻa out of Polynesia and on a first-ever journey to Australia.
Over the past 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 150,000 miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, reconnecting the nearly-lost voyaging traditions of islands throughout the Polynesian Triangle.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.