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Sea animals are more vulnerable to warming than are land ones

The impact of climate change on biodiversity is a pressing concern. A study now combines experimental data with careful modelling to compare the vulnerability to warming of animal species on land and in the ocean.

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How Much Can the Worst Coral Bleaching Event on Record Be Blamed on Climate?

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Oregon State University/Flickr

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Is technology the secret to cleaning up the oceans?

Our oceans are threatened by three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution. Plastic pollution is of growing concern, and has gained international attention from governments, media and large sections of the public, partly fuelled by last year’s BBC documentary Blue Planet II and its images of sperm whales and seabirds entangled or ingesting plastic debris.

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