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Phytoplankton

The Laws Of Ecology And The Survival Of The Human Species

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Captain Paul Watson

I was raised in a small fishing village on the Passamaquoddy Bay in New Brunswick, Canada and I still vividly remember the way things were in the Fifties. The way things were then is not the way things are now.

Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It's Getting Worse

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

More than 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that adding greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere is changing our clim...

Chemistry of the Arctic Ocean

Katlin Bowman | Posted 08.18.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

The chemistry of the ocean has a story to tell and with each sample of seawater we reveal new pieces of information -- where the water has been, how old it is, what it has gained from the atmosphere or coast, what it has lost.

Ocean Algae Can Evolve When Faced With Climate Change

Reuters | Alistair Doyle | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

By Alistair Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life m...

Fossils Suggest Global Warming Gambit Probably Wouldn't Work

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Science

During Earth's last ice age, iron dust dumped into the ocean fertilized the garden of the sea, feeding a plankton bloom that soaked up carbon dioxide ...

Oceans Storing More Carbon Than Previously Thought

Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Brian Kahn: Oceans cover about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, and act as an important carbon sink. However, each part ...

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Rising Ocean Temps Threaten The Ocean Food Chain

Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Of all the plants and animals facing a potentially dire future because of climate change, a study relea...

What Are Whales Telling Us About the Earth?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It's time to end the whale hunt and grant amnesty to these magnificent creatures that are helping us survive on our planet -- by determining how quickly global warming is occurring.

Your Life Depends Upon This Tiny Plant

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Bill McKibben: Have We Already Destroyed The Oceans?

New York Review Of Books | Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What may turn out to be the summer's most important news story (and just possibly the millennium's) didn't make the pages of the Times. A study in Nat...