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Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England

The UK government recently made a little-noticed update to a dataset which details where billions of pounds of funding is being channelled for flood... Read More

Floods | Apr 4. 2017.
Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
Bleached and flourescing corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef, April 2016

Coral reef survival hinges on ‘urgent and rapid’ emissions cuts

The future of the Great Barrier Reef – and other reefs around the world – will ultimately depend on how successfully we can limit ocean warming. ... Read More

Marine life | Mar 15. 2017.
Stones and seaweed underwater, Europe

Rate of ocean warming quadrupled since late 20th century, study reveals

The buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new... Read More

Ocean warming | Mar 10. 2017.
Shoal of spade fish in the Atlantic

Half of world's ocean to face multiple 'climate stressors' by 2030, study warns

Climate change is altering the world's watery expanses in a number of ways, with serious knock-on effects for the ocean's plants and animals,... Read More

Oceans | Mar 7. 2017.
Large shoal of fish silhouetted underwater

Marine ‘hotspots’ under dual threat from climate change and fishing

The parts of the world’s oceans with the most varied mix of species are seeing the biggest impacts from a warming climate and commercial fishing, a... Read More

Marine life | Feb 22. 2017.
Holley Kelly helps retrieve the CTD/Rosette ensemble from the Bering Strait, east of the Diomede Islands, June 2011

Guest post: Why NOAA updates its sea surface temperature record

This is a guest article by Prof Peter Thorne, professor of physical geography at Maynooth University in Ireland, and centre director of the Irish... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 10. 2017.
African penguins on the sandy beach. African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin. Boulders colony. Cape Town. South Africa

Climate change and fishing lay ‘ecological trap’ for African penguins

Climate change and commercial fishing are luring endangered African penguins into an “ecological trap” that threatens their survival, a new study... Read More

Marine life | Feb 9. 2017.
Unicorn fish swims under a cloudy breaking wave in a tropical ocean

Scientists solve ocean 'carbon sink' puzzle

The oceans are a hugely important “carbon sink”, helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would accumulate more... Read More

Oceans | Feb 8. 2017.

Guest post: Press complaints process is 'exercise in futility' for scientists

This is a comment article authored by two scientists who have made complaints to regulators about coverage of climate science in the media. The first... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 6. 2017.

Ocean data upgrade confirms pace of recent warming

Every day, thousands of measurements of the Earth’s temperature are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 4. 2017.
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