The discovery of a “magical to see” underwater reef off the coast of Tahiti proves how little we know about the ocean

The discovery of a "magical to see" underwater reef off the coast of Tahiti proves how little we know about the ocean

Off the coast of Tahiti in November, 70m underwater, scientists made an incredible discovery: 3km of giant, pristine, rose-shaped corals blooming on the sea floor in what is known as the ” twilight zone” of the ocean. At this depth there is just enough light to sustain life, and below the ocean turns into a … Read more

Giant canyon discovered under Vanderford Glacier in Antarctica, revealing more story about sea level rise

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Australian Antarctic explorers have discovered a massive two-kilometer-deep canyon beneath a glacier that could make it more vulnerable to warming oceans. Key points: Trip leader says canyon may allow warm waters to penetrate below glacier The discovery also indicates that the Vanderford Glacier once extended 60km further than it does now. Satellite data indicates that … Read more

How direct air capture removes CO2 from the air

How direct air capture removes CO2 from the air

Two centuries of burning fossil fuels have released more carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As this CO2 accumulates, it traps excess heat near the Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show that ending emissions alone will … Read more

Meet reef protectors on a mission to grow resilient corals

Meet reef protectors on a mission to grow resilient corals

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Coral reefs are so important they are often called the rainforests of the sea, and a quarter of the fish in the ocean depend on healthy reefs to live. Apart from marine life, corals also play a crucial role for those of us on land. Especially in Hawaii – where we are … Read more

It’s time for businesses to adapt to climate change. How should they do it?

It's time for businesses to adapt to climate change.  How should they do it?

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. The outcome of COP26 left many disappointed. Although 151 parties have submitted new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of the conference, commitments to reduce emissions continue to lag significantly behind what is needed to limit the global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. Calls … Read more

Businesses around the world are feeling the heat of climate change

Businesses around the world are feeling the heat of climate change

As the climate crisis exacerbates weather, businesses around the world are starting to feel the heat. Domestically, the financial impact of climate risks on Indian businesses is estimated at around 7,138 billion rupees, according to a 2020 report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The recently released Global Risks Report 2022 highlights the phenomenon. It … Read more