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Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

The architects have just released designs for their new building, which won first prize in a competition organized by Malmö City. The 32,292-square-foot, landscaped complex will feature a

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U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For

U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For

Marine conservation group Oceana has uncovered a nationwide shrimp scandal that has seafood lovers feeling queasy. Using DNA testing, the group examined 143 shrimp dishes from stores and restaurants

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Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

An alarming new study shows that mercury levels near the surface of many of the world’s oceans have tripled since the industrial revolution. The leap is due to pollution from a variety of sources

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy

INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy

Did you know that our tears have the same percentage of salt as seawater? Or that 90% of the ocean is yet unmapped, and would take 125 years to explore? Most people aren't aware of just how vital our

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Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $7 Million Towards Ocean Conservation Projects

Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $7 Million Towards Ocean Conservation Projects

Longtime environmental activist (and actor) Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to donate $7 million over the next two years to back marine conservation projects. DiCaprio, who has often said that he wanted to

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Saving the Places We Love: A Call to Action from Geologist Ned Tillman

Saving the Places We Love: A Call to Action from Geologist Ned Tillman

  In a time of rapid climatic shift and lack of political will, the lessons in Ned Tillman’s book Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship are imperative for the younger

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Devastating Cost of By-Catch in U.S. Fisheries

INFOGRAPHIC: The Devastating Cost of By-Catch in U.S. Fisheries

Did you know that some fisheries throw back almost 63% of the sea life that is hauled onto boats? A recent Oceana report reveals the horrifying cost of by-catch in nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the

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Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House Could Be Lost to Rising Sea Levels

Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House Could Be Lost to Rising Sea Levels

Statue of Liberty photo from Shutterstock A new study warns that world cultural landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House and the Tower of London will be lost to rising sea levels

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New Study Shows Sea Levels Will Rise Two Feet in Just 70 Years

New Study Shows Sea Levels Will Rise Two Feet in Just 70 Years

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports estimates that melting ice will cause sea levels to rise 2 feet within the next 70 years, and a whopping 8 feet by the year 2200. Scientists believe that sea

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The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Launches CrowdFunding Campaign

The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Launches CrowdFunding Campaign

A few years ago, there were rumors that a futuristic oceanographic marine vessel would be constructed with the sole aim of exploring the world's oceans. Known as The SeaOrbiter, it would serve as a

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Scientists Turn Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents Into Gigantic Batteries for Ocean Exploration

Scientists Turn Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents Into Gigantic Batteries for Ocean Exploration

Did you know that humans have only explored 5 percent of the world's oceans? That means we know almost nothing about the plants, animals, and other forms of life that exist below the waves. Exploring the

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Reef Arabia Plants 3D Printed Coral Reefs to Restore Persian Gulf Marine Life

Reef Arabia Plants 3D Printed Coral Reefs to Restore Persian Gulf Marine Life

Coral reefs only cover about 0.1 percent of the world's ocean surface and they’re still disappearing at an alarming rate. These “rainforests of the sea” are already sensitive to water temperature,

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The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

Image via Shutterstock Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment to be less favorable for a comfortable and enduring

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Artist Erik Abel Designs Gorgeous Eco Prints and Products to Keep California Oceans Healthy

Artist Erik Abel Designs Gorgeous Eco Prints and Products to Keep California Oceans Healthy

Artist Erik Abel is releasing a series of fine art and eco-friendly products to raise money for Heal the Bay, an environmental nonprofit working to keep Southern California oceans healthy. Proceeds from

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Scientists Develop 3D-Printed Titanium Tags to Track Big Fish

Scientists Develop 3D-Printed Titanium Tags to Track Big Fish

Ocean scientists are making good use of the latest in 3D printing technology, as researchers in Australia are using 3D printers to produce more effective tags that can be used to track large fish.

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Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

Ocean Plastic photo from Shutterstock The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a horrifying consequence of our never-ending consumption. Now, new research shows that even if we could eliminate plastic waste

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The Ocean Observatories Initiative Is a “Hubble Telescope for the World’s Oceans”

The Ocean Observatories Initiative Is a “Hubble Telescope for the World’s Oceans”

In order to fully understand the world's oceans a new program called The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) has just been launched. The program will span 25-years and be responsible for managing a

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Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Swedish researchers have devised a way to turn bioluminescent jellyfish into solar cells. It works like this: the green fluorescent protein (GFP) that makes the Aequorea victoria glow is simply dripped

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Futuristic Oceanic Pavilion Unveiled for 2012 Yeosu Expo

Futuristic Oceanic Pavilion Unveiled for 2012 Yeosu Expo

Emergent Architecture and Kokkugia have designed an incredible Oceanic Pavilion for the Yeosu 2012 Expo in Korea, which will provide another showcase of amazing architecture once the Shanghai Expo has

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Hyper-Absorbant Peat Moss Could Clean Up Oil Spills Like Louisiana’s

Hyper-Absorbant Peat Moss Could Clean Up Oil Spills Like Louisiana’s

A tiny Norwegian company has developed a super absorbent organic peat moss that is capable of cleaning up oil floating on water. The peat is scattered on the spill and absorbs the oil, and, because it

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Chagos Archipelago to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Chagos Archipelago to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

In a move that will double the amount of the planet's protected oceans, the U.K. announced late last week that it is turning the Chagos Archipelago into the world's largest marine reserve. The 55-island,

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MVRDV Unveils Mesmerizing Water Cube Pavilion for 2012 World Expo

MVRDV Unveils Mesmerizing Water Cube Pavilion for 2012 World Expo

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo hasn't even begun yet but we're already starting to see designs roll in for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea! MVRDV just released plans for their own mesmerizing Water Cube

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The 5 Gyres Project Searches the Oceans for New Garbage Patches

The 5 Gyres Project Searches the Oceans for New Garbage Patches

You may be familiar with the dreaded Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- a massive soup of plastic debris, flotsam and junk floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists say that ocean currents

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Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

It's a condo boom for sea creatures as retired New York subway cars are being hurled into the ocean deep. The initiative, headed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

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