Ocean Health

Oxygen Levels in Oceans are Dropping

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.10.2019


Widespread and sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species — a trend that will continue with climate change.   Read the entire article at Scientific American.    Escaping predators, digestion and other animal activities require oxygen. But that essential ingredient is no longer so easy for marine life to obtain, several new studies reveal. In […]


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Florida’s Summertime Slime Fueled by Climate Change as well as Pollution

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.11.2018


Florida is awash in toxic algae right now. Blue-green algae covers 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. It’s now grown thick in the canals connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River on the east coast, as well as in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers on the west coast.   Read the entire article at the Tampa […]


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63.5º F: Antarctica’s New Record High Temp

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.03.2017


The World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday that Antarctica hit a new record high recorded temperature of 63.5 degrees F. The record, confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization, breezes past the previous record of 59 degrees.   Meanwhile, real time data released from the National Snow and Ice Data Center showed only 2.131 million square kilometers of […]


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This Spaceship Earth Names Sarasota, FL its First Crew Friendly City

tsedevino 02.13.2017


This Spaceship Earth.Org is proud to announce Sarasota, FL as our first “Crew Friendly City”. We are pleased that our headquarters city is focusing on the human footprint of the community relative to the local ecology, and the beautiful environment for which the city is known.


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Spaceship Earth – Your Main Oxygen Systems are Collapsing

tsedevino 02.03.2017


As the brilliant futurist Buckminster Fuller used to point out, our Spaceship Earth is hurtling through space at a great speed. Imagine if someone told you (a passenger on that ship) that the main oxygen systems were failing because of how food was being grown.


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Can These Inventions Save Oceans From Our Plastic Habit?

tsechristine 01.25.2017


Read the full article online at http://www.takepart.com   “NEWPORT BEACH, California—As a lifelong surfer, Louis Pazos has had an up-close look at the world’s plastics problem. Just about every time he has paddled out at any of his favorite breaks in Southern California, he has ended up swimming among trash bags and other rubbish. But the floating […]


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22 Million Pounds of Plastic Enters the Great Lakes Each Year

tsechristine 01.17.2017


Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com   “U.S. and Canada together discard 22 million pounds of plastic into the waters of the Great Lakes each year, according to a new Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) study. Most of it washes up along the shores, accounting for 80 percent of the litter found there. Researchers said that […]


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Photos Tell a Story of Disappearing Coastal Land

tsechristine 12.21.2016


Read the full article online at https://nextcity.org   “Every hour, a plot of land the size of a football field subsides into the sea in Southeast Louisiana. Over the past 80 years — thanks to the channeling of the Mississippi River, which used to deposit sediment on the shoreline, thanks to drilling for oil and gas, […]


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World’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica

tsedevino 12.01.2016


Read the full article online at http://newatlas.com   “Not a week goes by where we don’t hear about the impending extinction of another species, so here’s something positive for a change: after six years of diplomatic impasse, the countries that determine the fate of Antarctica’s waters have finally reached a historic agreement to declare the Ross […]


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Oceans Are Absorbing Globe’s Excess Heat

tsedevino 11.29.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.nytimes.com   “This year is on track to be the third consecutive hottest year on record. Where does that heat go? The oceans, mostly. Ocean temperatures have been consistently rising for at least three decades. Scientists believe that global sea surface temperatures will continue to increase over the next decade […]


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