Ocean

03/12-2021: The Conversation

Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action

An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge

03/12-2021: The Guardian

Shell to go ahead with seismic tests in whale breeding grounds after court win

Judgment rules company can blast sound waves in search for oil along South Africa’s eastern coastline

29/11-2021: The Guardian

‘Confronting’: Great Barrier Reef faces frequent extreme coral bleaching at 2C heating, research finds

Even if warming is kept to 1.5C, bleaching would hit more than three times a decade, study predicts

29/11-2021: EurekAlert

Climate change is making one of the world’s strongest currents flow faster

A change in the Southern Ocean, the region absorbing the most human-induced warming globally, is detected by new technology

24/11-2021: EurekAlert

Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than we thought - Study

The Arctic Ocean has been getting warmer since the beginning of the 20th century – decades earlier than records suggest

19/11-2021: The Conversation

The ocean is essential to tackling climate change. So why has it been neglected in global climate talks?

For over a decade, the inclusion of oceans in climate talks has been piecemeal and inconsistent. And yet, the ocean is critical to help balance the conditions we need to survive