Scientists: Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans by 2100

Researchers have warned that the world’s largest habitat – the deep ocean floor – may face starvation and sweeping ecological change by the year 2100.

New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage. It’s the world’s first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.

 

Marine ecologist offers suggestions for achieving a strong, lasting 'blue economy'

Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world’s oceans, a leading marine ecologist says. 

2015-16 weather event took toll on California beaches; not so much for Oregon, Washington

The 2015-16 El Nino was one of the strongest climate events in recent history but its impact on beaches was greater in California than in Oregon and Washington.

Leading marine researcher says scientists must speak, reach out and integrate into society

A leading global marine ecologist today called on scientists to increasingly engage the public by demonstrating the value of their research.

Third Oregon climate assessment report shows state still warming, despite frigid winter

Oregon’s climate continues to warm; there are impacts on the state’s physical, biological and human-managed systems; and more studies are pointing to greenhouse gas emissions as the reason for these climate trends and events.

Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed

Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, commercial institutions and markets needed to bring solar electricity to their communities.

New study: Weakening of North Atlantic current can be prevented by reducing carbon emissions

A new study suggests continued melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet could weaken the system of currents that keep northern Europe and northern America temperate.

Study finds less fragmentation in muzzleloading and black powder cartridge rifles

Traditional bullets for muzzleloading rifles and black powder rifle cartridges fragment less upon impact and may leave far fewer lead fragments in game than a modern rifle bullet.

Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in dealing with global climate change.

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