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Kapal berlayar di malam hari berdekatan dengan gunung es di timur Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Samudra Arktik: perubahan iklim membanjiri lautan utara yang terpencil ini dengan cahaya dan spesies baru

Arktik merupakan kawasan yang jauh dari jangkauan sepanjang sejarah. Tapi, perubahan iklim membawa masalah dan kesempatan global.
Un barco navega de noche junto a grandes icebergs en el este de Groenlandia. AP Photo / Felipe Dana

Océano Ártico: el cambio climático lo está inundando de luz (y de nuevas especies)

El Ártico ha sido un lugar remoto durante gran parte de su historia. Pero el cambio climático está trayendo problemas y oportunidades globales a su puerta.
Un bateau navigue la nuit à côté de grands icebergs dans l'est du Groenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

L’océan Arctique : les changements climatiques inondent le Grand Nord de lumière… et de nouvelles espèces

L’Arctique a été isolé pendant une grande partie de son histoire. Les changements climatiques lui apportent de nouveaux problèmes mais aussi de nouvelles opportunités.
A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species

The Arctic has been a remote place for much of its history. But climate change is bringing global problems and opportunities to its door.
A seagrass meadow. For the first time, researchers have counted the greenhouse gases stored by and emitted from such ecosystems. NOAA/Heather Dine

Australia’s hidden opportunity to cut carbon emissions, and make money in the process

In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia’s mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
Nature’s bank vault. Julius Glampedakis

Seagrass, protector of shipwrecks and buried treasure

The sediments that accumulate beneath seagrass meadows can act as secure vaults for shipwrecks and other precious artefacts, by stopping water and oxygen from damaging the delicate timbers.
Méduses bleues. ProjectManhattan/Wikimedia

Comment des scientifiques trop pressés ont fait croire à une invasion de méduses

La « théorie de l’océan gluant » où les méduses envahiraient les mers du globe n’est pas très rigoureuse… Leçon de science.
A plague, or just an artefact? Jacob Gruythuysen

How time-poor scientists inadvertently made it seem like the world was overrun with jellyfish

How flawed citation practices can perpetuate scientific ideas even before they’ve been fully established as true.
Seagrass slows climate change by absorbing carbon but global warming is causing vast tracts of it to die off.

Seagrass carbon sinks fast disappearing: study

Rising sea levels will lead to a drastic decline in seagrass stocks, a new study has found, but reducing water pollution may help offset the effects. Seagrass is crucial to slowing climate change because…
Seagrasses store carbon more efficiently than rainforests, making them a crucial part of climate change mitigation.

Failure to protect seagrass may cost Australia $45b

Seagrass stores carbon 35 times faster than rainforests, preventing billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases escaping every year, but its crucial role in slowing climate change has been largely overlooked…
A healthy coral trout – the diseased fish are identified by dark lesions. Richard Ling

Skin cancer found in Great Barrier Reef fish

Scientists have identified skin cancer in the Great Barrier Reef’s wild fish populations which is almost identical to melanomas found in humans. The team of researchers from the Australian Institute of…
Carbon is channelled deep into the sea through a funnel-like mechanism. tbdevries

Clue to carbon storage in the Southern Ocean

Carbon emissions are drawn deep into the Southern Ocean by plunging currents, scientists have found, challenging the idea that carbon is locked away from the atmosphere by being absorbed across vast areas…
Vast meadows of seagrass are thought to be the oldest living things on the planet. Flickr/Submon

100,000-year-old seagrass could be the world’s oldest organism

An ancient seagrass that spans up to 15 kilometres and weighs more than 6,000 metric tonnes may be more than 100,000 years old - making it the oldest living organism, Australian researchers have found…


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