Oceans

File photo shows an aerial view of large icebergs floating as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland.
Felipe Dana/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 25, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as world leaders met at the United Nations.
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In this file photo dated March 28, 2019, the sign for a Holiday Inn in New York.
Jenny Kane/AP Photo, file
July 30, 2019 - 10:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels says Tuesday that its nearly 843,000 guest rooms are switching to...
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The major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.
NASA via AP
March 25, 2019 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters...
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Technicians conduct maintenance on the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) as the British-based Nekton Mission sails to a dive site in the Seychelles on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
David Keyton/AP Photo
March 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles (AP) — An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters. The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after...
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Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic
WWF-Indonesia/Kartika Sumolang via CNN
November 21, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- In just the latest reminder of the dangers of pollution in our oceans, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach. The 31.17-foot sperm whale was found near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of...
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This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks in downtown Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File
July 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A...
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