Oceans/marine

Larvacean with microplastic particles within

New study finds microplastic throughout Monterey Bay

A new study shows that microplastic particles are not only common, they're in the food chain.

Floodplain near the Mississippi River

Small towns, big flood waters

How do you move an entire town threatened by floods?

Ross Ice Shelf

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scientists discover an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe the threats it may face.

Two professors with their new material

Squid skin inspires creation of next-gen heat regulating blanket

Something new to wear into your too hot, too cold office.

Rockfish in among kelp

Marine animals more vulnerable to global warming than those on land, study says

An international team of scientists finds the ocean is changing more dramatically than land.

Jennifer Smith holding up a flask of seaweed

Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

UC agricultural and marine scientists fight one of the state's biggest sources of methane: cow burps.

Orange sky with clouds

Heat waves in California can be predicted by thunderstorms in the tropics

Advance notice of heat waves could help protect the agricultural riches of the Central Valley.

A trevally baitball

Warm seas scatter fish

Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide.

Plastic blag floating in water

The international statistic of the year

Roland Geyer's much lauded finding is a sobering one: 91 percent of the world's plastic waste has never been recycled.

Moon jellyfish

Secrets of the jellyfish genome

The first in-depth look at the jellyfish genome shows how they build a complex life history with simple genes.

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