Oceans/marine

Sea otter holding a crab

Bringing sea otters back to San Francisco Bay

The California population could triple if otters returned to their historic home — they just need to get past those great white sharks first.

Greenland ice

Outlook for the polar regions in a world that's 2 degrees warmer

A major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines its global consequences.

Arctic sea ice

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

New study narrows the predicted timeframe for one worrying result of climate change.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

Lead school poster

How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all

Newark is the latest U.S. city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. We can end this crisis.

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.

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