Ocean

Will the Sun Set on the Southern Resident Killer Whales?

A combination of food loss, activity disruption, pollution, and vessel noise is responsible for declining southern resident killer whales (SRKW) inhabiting the Pacific marginal sea bioregion containing the Strait of George, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. But little, outside of endless debate and study, has been done to protect them. Whales in …

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Greenland’s Fishing Industries Imperiled by Climate Change

  Climate change is the long-term change in the weather patterns that have defined Earth’s global climates. Global warming is known as the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system due to human activities. It’s not always categorized as heat and can have a broad range of effects. Regardless of their meanings, neither does the Earth …

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Environmental Devastation: Nurdles off the Coast of Sri Lanka

What are nurdles?  Most people have heard of microplastics. Many identify them as plastics at the end of their lifecycle – a result of broken-down plastic materials over time in our environment. But have you heard of nurdles? They might come to mind as a cute Pokémon or delicious appetizer, but they are far from …

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