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Buried Internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:16:27 EDT ~ Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study. Find out more...

The secret life of lobster (trade): Could we be in hot water?

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:05:57 EDT ~ In today's hyper-connected world, a growing number of nations are acting as 'middlemen' in the seafood supply chain. This makes it increasingly difficult to trace where seafood goes and difficult to anticipate changes in market demand. Find out more...

Strategy for 'No-Mining Zones' in the Deep Sea

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:13:07 EDT ~ An international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive set of criteria to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) protect local biodiversity from deep-sea mining activities. These guidelines should help identify areas of particular environmental importance where no mining should occur. The new ecological framework is a set of 18 quantitative metrics to assess whether the number, shapes, sizes and locations of proposed zones will be sufficient to protect threatened habitats and species. Find out more...

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:07:45 EDT ~ Failure to meet the United Nations' 2C warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned. A study found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2C above pre-industrial levels is missed. Find out more...

Marine protected areas often expensive and misplaced

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:50:22 EDT ~ Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown. The research found protected areas missed many unique ecosystems, and have a greater impact on fisheries than necessary. Find out more...

Who shares similar experiences of climate change in a 1.5C world and beyond?

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:09:22 EDT ~ A new framework to understand how uneven the effects of a 1.5C world are for different countries around the world has been published today. Find out more...

Marine reserves are vital -- but under pressure

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:14:14 EDT ~ A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do their job -- but are a vast improvement over having no protection at all. Find out more...

Lion conservation research can be bolstered by input from a wide-range of professionals

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:25:28 EDT ~ To tackle the sharp decline in lion numbers, conservation research should consider wild prey, livestock and the environment, not just human-lion interaction, a new review suggests. Find out more...

Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people's sake

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:30:14 EDT ~ Researchers argue that the world needs more diverse, ambitious and area-specific targets for retaining important natural systems to safeguard humanity. Find out more...

Leading Antarctic experts offer two possible views of continent's future

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:38:49 EDT ~ The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of Antarctic research scientists. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years. Find out more...