The quantity of ice melt could cover the entire UK with 15 metres of meltwater. The runoff from 2011 to 2020 has also contributed to the increase of global sea levels by one centimetre.
A key part of the solution to the problem of dying coral reefs could be reforestation and better land management. This could help reduce the sediment run-off from land to sea, thus building resilience and supporting growth, says a new study.
Sunlight may be breaking down marine plastics into thousands of chemical compounds. The chemical breakdown of marine plastic due to sunlight could be taking mere weeks.
A recent study conducted workshops for illegal Vietnamese fishermen in Australian seas, and surveyed them before and after.
The term 'microplastics' is said to have been first used in 2004, by Richard Thompson, a marine biologist. To define them technically, microplastics are any and all types of plastic fragments that are less than 5 mm in length.
A recyclable membrane that can be used to clean up oil from water is under development, thus making it potentially prominent in the case of oil spills.
Coastal communities, especially the ones whose livelihoods depend on the sea, are one of the earliest to be affected by the process of climate change and any disasters it results in. Their resilience and adaptability when facing these crises may offer valuable insight into building approaches towards collective efforts, suggests a new study.