As we all know, University libraries have to pay expensive subscription fees to scholarly publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Informa, so that their researchers can read articles written by their colleagues and donated to those publishers. Show More Summary
James Cook University, MinuteEarth (via Youtube), 9 December 2013. Video.
Gotta say, I did not see that coming. Today sees the publication of a new paper by Emma Schachner and colleagues in Nature, documenting for the first time that unidirectional, flow-through breathing–previously only known in birds and crocodilians–happens in freakin’ monitor lizards. The image above, which is most of Figure 1, pretty much tells the […]
This session of the Scientific Forum focused on the particular challenge of climate change and ocean acidification. The session highlighted the Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) established at the IAEA Laboratories in Monaco. Produced and published by the IAEA. Video.
Saturday, November 30th...it was a quiet morning that 'exploded' in a good way......I got a call there was a humpback close to shore, just a mile north of me, possibly coming my way... Maya's Westside Charters had just left the Harbor...Show More Summary
There’s a predictable arc to many environmental debates. Step 1: Scientists observe a change in the natural world due to human activity. Step 2: A discussion ensues about what this change might mean for the natural world. Will it challenge the prosperity, or even the survival, of this or that species of plant or animal? […]
What's the old saying, you neighbor loses his job and its a recession, but you lose your job, and its a depression. Well the shoe finally dropped for one of my friends and he was put on notice that his job disappears as of January 1st. Sadly for him there was no advance notice that […]
The marine ecosystems that keep oceans healthy are subject to increasing stress. Levels of acidity are rising more rapidly than ever observed as the oceans continue to take up man-made carbon dioxide. This poses risks to all life in the ocean – and all who depend on the oceans. David Osborn, Director of the Monaco […]
Andrew Dickson is a leading expert in seawater pH, whose research activities are focused on improving our understanding of the carbon dioxide system in seawater, with a current emphasis on the effects of ocean acidification. He’s currently on The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Council; a $1.5 million competition that challenges individuals and teams around […]
Many of you probably know about Dave Chappelle’s black white supremacist sketch (NSFW video!), though fewer are aware of Leo Felton, a white supremacist (ex, after he was outed) with a black father (a less tragic outcome than Dan Burros, the Jewish American Nazi). Show More Summary
Scientists unlock the secrets of ocean acidification, one of the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet today. From the icy polar seas to the world’s most pristine coral reefs, ACID OCEAN tracks the latest in marine scientific research. It meets an Australian scientist whose unique discovery opens a window to the future of our oceans. […]
Sous l’effet du gaz carbonique rejeté dans l’atmosphère par les activités humaines, l’acidité de la Méditerranée pourrait être plus élevée d’un tiers en 2050 qu’elle ne l’est aujourd’hui. En 2100, elle pourrait être deux fois plus élevée…...Show More Summary
In September, after months of reporting from the South Pacific to Alaska, The Seattle Times published Sea Change, a series of stories that detailed the threat posed by ocean acidification. Earlier this week, local weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, posted a lengthy critique of one of […]
Jim Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (www.mbari.org) senior scientist, studies how climate change and ocean acidification affects life in the oceans. Scientific information about our oceans, like the research conducted by MBARI, can help us make more informed decisions to support the sustainability of ocean ecosystems. Show More Summary
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Thursday sought a commitment from the Obama administration’s nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that she would make ocean acidification a significant priority. But the exchange briefly turned, albeit obliquely, to an issue at the heart of the debate about the U.S. response to ocean acidification: funding. […]
With the recent reveal that the fourth Jurassic Park movie will be titled Jurassic World, the hype machine is ramping up in hot anticipation of the 2015 blockbuster. But we at LITC have been leaked another huge bit of news about the Jurassic Park franchise: this is a new trilogy. Show More Summary
Already noted for saving gasoline and having zero emissions, electric cars have quietly taken on an unlikely new dimension –– the ability to reach blazing speeds that rival the 0-to-60 performance of a typical Porsche or BMW, and compete...Show More Summary
Check out a cool video summing up Chelsea’s story from rescue to release by clicking here! ‘Chelsea’ the Loggerhead was found floating off of Big Pine Key, FL on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, by a man named Burt and … Continue reading...
Most people have heard about what will happen if humans keep pumping large amounts of carbon dioxide into the air as we burn more fossil fuels, including warmer temperatures, melting polar caps, rising sea levels, stronger storms and big changes in the types of plants and animals that can survive and thrive in particular regions […]
Katharine L. Ricke discussing “Risks to coral reefs from ocean carbonate chemistry changes in recent earth system model projections”, by K L Ricke, J C Orr, K Schneider and K Caldeira, in Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013). Carnegie (via Youtube), 29 June 2013. Video.