According to new research, the surface of Earth was likely covered by a global ocean 3.2 billion years ago. Kevin Costner, eat your heart out. New research shows that the early Earth, home to some of our planet’s first lifeforms, may have been a real-life “waterworld” — without a continent […]

Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global sea levels by several meters. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, as they prevent rising ocean temperatures and melting glacier ice. Credit: Anna Wåhlin. Inland Antarctic ice […]

“Currently one-third of all marine species have less than 10 per cent of their range protected.” Credit: The University of Queensland At least 26 percent of our oceans need urgent conservation attention to preserve Earth’s marine biodiversity, a University of Queensland-led international study has found. Dr. Kendall Jones said the international […]

Researchers digging out the drill site after a three-day storm with winds reaching 50 knots. Drifts of snow accumulated up to five feet. Credit: David Holland, NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi Scientists Find Record Warm Water in Antarctica, Pointing to Cause Behind Troubling Glacier Melt A team of scientists has […]

A Northwestern University researcher stands on the Lopez de Bertodano Formation, a well-preserved, fossil-rich area on the west side of Seymour Island in Antarctica. Credit: Northwestern University Fossilized seashells show signs of global warming, ocean acidification leading up to asteroid impact. Shells’ chemistry shifted to respond to influx of carbon […]

This is Dr. Sabine Lengger, Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Plymouth. Credit: University of Plymouth Could Dark Carbon Be Hiding the True Scale of Ocean ‘Dead Zones’? Dead zones within the world’s oceans — where there is almost no oxygen to sustain life — could be expanding […]

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. “We’re calling them ‘stormquakes,’” said lead author Wenyuan Fan, an assistant professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. “This […]