Interesting story in Time today about the Dead Sea. Apparently, it is losing 3 vertical feet of water each year, exposing 65 ft of seabed along the shore! The usual culprit? Less than 2% of freshwater from the Jordan River makes it into the Dead Sea compared to the amount just a few decades ago.
Guest blog by Madeline Bryant and Erin Knox La Palma is the fifth largest island off of the Canary Island Chain located of the Northwest Coast of Africa. La Palma is a volcanic ocean island with an inactive shield volcano that stands seven kilometers high on its north end. In the southern part of the […]
One of the biggest sinks of atmospheric CO2 is the oceans. If these levels increase in the atmosphere, the dissolved CO2 levels in the oceans also increase significantly. When dissolved CO2 levels increases, acid levels in the oceans increase as well. What does this mean to us? Here’s what Oceana has to say: ocean acidification, […]