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A Computer Just Changed the Coral Research Game

Reef scientists have partnered with computer scientists on a novel new tool to protect coral reefs.

Global Coral Bleaching Continues For a Record Third Year

The longest global coral bleaching event on record is likely to keep going into fall.

Rodent Threat Defeated As Delmarva Battles Rising Seas

Following a big eradication program, it's been a year since a nutria was detected on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

Through a vast ecological analysis, scientists found reef fisheries that were healthier than expected.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from an electric power plant have been solidified.

El Niño Had a Good Run, But Now It’s Over

This year's El Niño is officially over, but La Niña could be just around the corner.

Bay Area Voters Approve Tax to Fix Marshes As Seas Rise

A new $12 annual parcel tax will raise $25 million for marsh restorations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rising Ocean Temperatures Can Kill Corals

Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lead to a more acidic ocean.

Overfishing and Pollution Kill Corals in a Warming World

Overfishing, sewage and farm pollution pose a threat to reefs around the world.

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot

Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth-lowest level in 50 years last month, setting a new record low for May.

Long Overlooked Area of Antarctica Sees Major Ice Loss

A new study finds that a relatively little studied part of West Antarctica has seen considerable ice loss.

Best Protected Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Now Dead

Great Barrier Reef corals that died had been growing in a pristine part of a well-run marine park.

2016 Hurricane Season Preview

June 1 marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season.

America’s Sickest Wetlands Are in the West, EPA Finds

Three-fifths of wetlands in the West are in “poor” condition, but marsh restorations are underway.

NOAA: Near-Normal Hurricane Season Expected

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near-normal as a tropical storm threatens to form.

Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places

The world's most special cultural and natural sites are already being ravaged by climate change.

The Shum Show: Blazing Trails

Happy Birthday from the Shum Show to the National Park Service!

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Winter Winter view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking

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