Like the ocean, fresh water absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But the effects are likely to vary widely from place to place.
After studying decades of video footage captured by robotic submersibles, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has figured out some basics of the deep ocean’s food web.
A man walking his dog on Vancouver Island found a leg with a foot in a black sneaker on a beach. The authorities are trying to get a DNA sample from it.
The receding ice has opened new passageways for high-speed internet cables. Point Hope, a gravel spit in northwest Alaska, is along one of the new routes.
When a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico cracked recently, most of the oil wasn’t perceptible. The depth was one reason, but environmental forces were another.
A mix of meteorological conditions has conspired over the past week to make the storm unusually large and powerful.