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Beaches choked with stinky seaweed could be the new normal

Miami Beach - Slimy, stinky brown seaweed that ruins beachgoers' vacations from Mexico to Florida may be the new normal unless Brazil halts Amazon deforestation, experts say.

Mediterranean sharks risk 'disappearing': conservationists

Paris - Sharks -- the sea's top predators for millions of years -- are at risk of disappearing from the Mediterranean as overfishing and plastic pollution choke populations of the endangered hunters, conservationists warned Friday.

The cost of climate change: US seawalls to cost $416 billion

Rising seas are a product of climate change and to safeguard communities the U.S. will need to invest $416 billion over the course of the next 20 years in building viable constructs. More concerning, other costly measures will needed.

Israeli coral rescue plan needs chisel and deep blue sea

Eilat - A dozen feet deep in the azure waters of the Red Sea, Israeli marine ecologist Assaf Zvuloni firmly grasped a bright red coral fastened to a metal jetty piling.

'Super corals' give glimmer of hope for world's dying reefs

Apo - Hawaiian "super corals" that have recovered despite living in warm and acidic water offer a glimmer of hope that dying reefs across the world could be saved, a new study says.

Seychelles chief calls from the deep for ocean protection

Victoria - Seychelles President Danny Faure dived deep into the Indian Ocean Sunday to call for protection of "the beating blue heart of our planet.""This issue is bigger than all of us, and we cannot wait for the next generation to solve it.

Russian officials agree to free 'whale jail' animals

Moscow - Russian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orca and beluga whales from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates.

Reality TV: Camera-toting sharks hunt seals in kelp forests

Paris - Great white sharks fitted with cameras on their dorsal fins have been filmed for the first time stalking prey in dense kelp forests long thought to be no-go zones for the top-level predators.

Essential Science: Time to ban glitter? A microplastic risk

Bad news for lovers of the glam look and craft enthusiasts, especially for those who care about the environment. Glitter is a micro-plastic and therefore one that you should stop using. There have even been calls for glitter to be banned, as we find out.

Mysterious orca found, after many years, in the southern ocean

Marine biologists have discovered a mysterious killer whale, one that was previously alluded to but never formally identified. Based on genetic tests the orca is a new type and it is the largest new animal discovered in many years.

Plastic found in deepest ocean animals

Paris - Animals living in the deepest ocean trenches have been found with plastic fragments in their gut, according to new research published Wednesday showing how manmade pollution reaches into the bowels of the planet.

Blue whales 'hedge their bets' in search for food: study

Washington - Every spring, the largest animals in the world, blue whales, migrate from their winter breeding grounds off of Costa Rica to the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': study

Paris - Billions of tonnes of meltwater flowing into the world's oceans from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could boost extreme weather and destabilise regional climate within a matter of decades, researchers said Wednesday.

Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change

Punta Arenas - In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world's oceans.

World's oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study

Tampa - The world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said Thursday.

Hikers clash with John Kerry's family on French Emerald Coast

Saint-briac-sur-mer - Hikers demanding right of way along a pristine stretch of coastal France are locked in a legal war with villa owners in a posh Brittany resort town, not least the family of US statesman and former presidential candidate John Kerry.

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Paris - Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Climate correction: when scientists get it wrong

Paris - On November 1, AFP joined news outlets around the world in covering the release of a major academic paper warning that our oceans were warming dramatically quicker than previously thought.

Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study

Paris - The world's oceans have absorbed more heat than previously thought over the last quarter of a century, scientists said Thursday, leaving Earth more sensitive still to the effects of climate change.

Earth's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat

A new study has found that the world's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than any previously research has shown. This means the Earth is far more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than earlier research suggests.

Dutch join G7-led push to rid oceans of plastics

Ottawa - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his country's endorsement of a G7-led initiative to rid the oceans of plastics, during a visit to Ottawa on Thursday.

Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

Arcachon - French researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusc more often destined for the dinner table.

Interpreting deep-sea images with artificial intelligence

An in-depth insight into the mysteries of the oceans has been gained from an analysis of deep-sea images undertaken using artificial intelligence. The study comes from the GEOMAR research team.

Saving our oceans — Breweries have answer to plastic can holders

Plastic rings from can and bottle holders are a danger to wildlife and a major part of plastic pollution in our oceans. Two breweries are tackling plastic waste in a unique way by removing plastic from 6-pack holders.

UN begins talks on treaty to protect imperiled high seas

New York - United Nations member states on Tuesday kick off long-awaited talks on a 2020 treaty that would regulate the high seas, which cover half the planet yet lack adequate environmental protection.

Swimmer resumes Pacific crossing record attempt

Apo - A Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean said Wednesday he was resuming his bid, after storms forced him to suspend the ambitious undertaking."Back in the water today!

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

Sarasota - A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.

Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in waters off Egypt

Apo - A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, authorities said Sunday.

Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report

Tampa - Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said Wednesday.

Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report

Tampa - Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said Wednesday.
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