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Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Record Highs on Northeast Continental Shelf

During the first six months of 2012, sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest ever recorded, according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).

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Limiting Global Warming To 2 °C Is Unlikely To Save Most Coral Reefs

Coral reefs face severe challenges even if global warming is restricted to the 2 degrees Celsius commonly perceived as safe for many natural and human-made systems.

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Climate Crisis: Why Business Must Do More To Protect Children’s Rights

The effects of climate change have a disproportionate impact on children and place, an ecological debt on future generations. This has global relevance for all businesses, since all business activities impact directly or indirectly on the world that our children will inherit…

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The Cold Edge

The Copper House Gallery in Dublin, presents The Cold Edge, an exhibition of stunning polar images by photographer and environmentalist Dave Walsh. The images taken during Greenpeace expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, between 2007 and 2010, question our romantic relationship with remote, harsh and pristine environments of the polar regions, and show what it is like to be truly on the edge…

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Arctic Ice Melting At Amazing Speed, Scientists Find

Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer’s record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications.

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Race to Save Alaskan Arctic Archaeology

A recently discovered 500-year-old Yupik eskimo Alaskan settlement is rapidly disappearing into the Bering Sea.

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Carbon Release from Collapsing Coastal Permafrost, Arctic Siberia

Thermal collapse of the carbon-rich, permafrost-covered coasts may accelerate with warming of the Arctic climate.

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Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

On August 26, 2012, the extent of Arctic water covered by sea ice fell below 4.17 million square kilometers (1.61 million square miles), the record minimum set in 2007. The new record low for sea ice in 2012 fits into a larger pattern of a changing Arctic. Regarding the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice, NSIDC director remarks, “What is perhaps most surprising is that we are no longer surprised…”

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Public Wave Energy Test Facility Begins Operation in Oregon

One of the first public wave energy testing systems in the United States began operation this week off the Oregon coast near Newport, and will allow private industry or academic researchers to test new technology that may help advance this promising form of sustainable energy.

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