Story List

Only one ocean

Steve Van Zandt goes by Solar Steve when he’s writing songs and performing with the Banana Slug String Band. The group’s based in Santa Cruz, California, and they make music about science and conservation.

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An imminent thaw

In the Bering Sea, ice is everything. It controls the life, the people living there, and the climate. So what’s happening now that the thickness and the quality of that ice is deteriorating?

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A green ocean

What color would you paint the oceans on our planet? Blue? Try green. At least that’s what a NASA satellite 450 miles above our heads is telling us to do.

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Clearing a carbon catastrophe

We’re letting loose tons — literally — of carbon dioxide into our skies each day. And a good amount of that CO2 is finding its way into the ocean. Scientists from all over the world are rolling up their sleeves to try to avoid a global disaster.

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Antarctica melting

Climate change is impacting even one of the most remote places on Earth: Antarctica. Krill numbers are down, salp numbers are way up, and the entire food web down there is in the balance.

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Penguins in the hot seat

The temperature in Antarctica is rising, and Hugh Ducklow is watching an entire ecosystem change before his eyes. What happens if the ice just keeps on melting?

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Coral concerns

Chris Martens is alarmed by the global disappearance of corals. To learn more, he lives at the bottom of the ocean on Conch Reef off Key Largo, Florida for up to 2 weeks at a time.

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