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Record Cold ‘Blob’ in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?

Record Cold ‘Blob’ in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Some scientists are saying that a record-setting area of cold water in the North Atlantic, revealed by recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data, could be a sign that climate change is causing the ocean current to weaken. This trend could have dramatic consequences, […]

Marine Mammals Get Reprieve as US Navy Finally Agrees to Back Off Sonar Testing in Key Areas

Marine Mammals Get Reprieve as US Navy Finally Agrees to Back Off Sonar Testing in Key Areas

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Animal welfare groups and conservationists are declaring victory on behalf of marine mammals off the coast of both Hawaii and California after a federal judge on Monday signed a settlement in which the U.S. Navy agreed to limit its use of underwater sonar and explosives […]

Global Glaciers Melting up to Three Times Rate of 20th Century

Global Glaciers Melting up to Three Times Rate of 20th Century

Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer The 21st century has already seen a record-smashing decline in the world’s glaciers, which are melting at up to three times the rate of the 20th century and will continue to disappear even without further climate change, an alarming new study concludes. Entitled Historically Unprecedented […]

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