Why is Sweden building the world’s largest algae factory? From Euronews.com A Swedish start-up is building the world’s largest algae factory to create emission-reducing seaweed feed for cattle. But how do you reduce greenhouse gases from the world’s most polluting animal? 4 per cent of the world’s methane emissions currently come from cattle, which is two times higher than the whole aviation industry put together. … Continue reading Seaweed to Cow Feed
SAN IGNACIO, Mexico — For thousands of years, the gray whales of the eastern Pacific have undertaken one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal — starting in the cold waters of the Arctic, then down past the densely populated coasts and beaches of California before finally finding refuge in the warm, shallow estuaries of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Only to turn around and … Continue reading Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?
Bodega Marine Reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones has worked in or walked on the rocky shores of the North Coast almost every day for the last 15 years. But while she was surveying the reserve for sea stars in mid-June, she saw something new: strips of bleached algae draped across the rocks, like frost, and a swath of dead mussels, hundreds or maybe thousands of them, … Continue reading California’s Early June Heat Wave Cooked Coastal Mussels in Place
Zoë SchlangerNew York Times For more than a century, the core mission of the National Park Service has been preserving the natural heritage of the United States. But now, as the planet warms, transforming ecosystems, the agency is conceding that its traditional goal of absolute conservation is no longer viable in many cases. Late last month the service published an 80-page document that lays out new … Continue reading What to Save? Climate Change Forces Brutal Choices at National Parks.
Warming ocean temperatures are fueling increases in organic material and bacteria that suck up oxygen in these watery habitats. Denise Chow is a reporter for NBC News Science focused on the environment and space.Jan. 7, 2021, 1:59 PM PST A mysterious wasting disease seen in starfish around the world may be the result of respiratory distress tied to warming oceans, according to a new study. … Continue reading Warming oceans may be choking off oxygen to starfish, causing them to ‘drown’
From Science News: Ocean of Changes Marine ecologist Malin Pinsky is leading the charge to collect the data needed to shape ocean policy amid global temperature rise. His lab at Rutgers University focuses on understanding “how marine ecosystems are changing, why they are changing and what choices we can make as a society to alter that course,” he says. On October 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Science … Continue reading Webinar On Climate Change & the Oceans