Imagine a storm like Hurricane Sandy hitting New York every five years. Under new climate models outlined in a prestigious scientific journal, the storms are likely to get much worse and hit much more often.
While shark attacks are rare, reports of attacks are on the rise worldwide. This collection of research examines shark-attack trends, victim injuries, how the media portrays sharks and more.
Updated roundup of research on climate-change risks and the regions and groups most threatened by them, attempts to mitigate these risks, and adaptive efforts for coastal regions.
2015 study in the journal
Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.
2010 study by the University of Maine and others on the effect the ability of whales to sequester carbon and the potential benefits of restoring whale populations.
2012 study in the journal
Nature Climate Change on the rates of change in the ocean levels for the Northeastern United States.
2012 paper published in the journal
Science on historic patterns in carbon dioxide and ocean acidification and the implications for the future.
2011 final report from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement on British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon disaster.
2011 report by the Department of Interior based on data from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy.
2008 chapter from
Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami measuring the action taken on a Tsunami activity database.