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North Atlantic's record heat waves may fuel an intense hurricane season

North Atlantic's record heat waves may fuel an intense hurricane season

A marine heat wave in the North Atlantic has set daily temperature records for over a year, raising concerns about its potential to drive an unusually severe hurricane season.

Chelsea Harvey reports for E&E News.

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Exploring the Cook Islands' role in deep-sea mining

Exploring the Cook Islands' role in deep-sea mining

Below the ocean surrounding the Cook Islands lies a wealth of minerals critical for electric vehicle batteries, stirring debates over economic gain versus environmental risk.

Pete McKenzie reports for The New York Times.

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US ocean protection plan includes commercial fishing areas, sparking debate

US ocean protection plan includes commercial fishing areas, sparking debate

New information reveals the Biden administration’s ocean conservation strategy considers areas with commercial fishing as protected, causing concern among scientists.

Catrin Einhorn reports for The New York Times

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Ocean heat waves bring catastrophic die-offs and distress marine researchers

Ocean heat waves bring catastrophic die-offs and distress marine researchers

As heat waves span across vast oceanic regions, they cause massive die-offs of marine species and emotional distress among scientists.

Bob Berwyn reports for Inside Climate News.

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Virginia's aquatic life faces changes due to warming waters

Virginia's aquatic life faces changes due to warming waters

Rising water temperatures across Virginia are altering the aquatic ecosystem, impacting species from the Chesapeake Bay to inland rivers.

Evan Visconti reports for the Virginia Mercury.

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Ocean upwells from climate change prove fatal for marine life

Ocean upwells from climate change prove fatal for marine life

A new study reveals that the escalation of cold ocean upwellings due to climate change is leading to mass fatalities among marine species, including sharks and rays.

Jonathan Watts reports for The Guardian.

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Ocean temperatures continue to set daily records
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Ocean temperatures continue to set daily records

Record-breaking ocean temperatures are prompting scientists to explore underlying causes and potential impacts.

Delger Erdenesanaa reports for The New York Times.

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