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Kim Preston: Plastic Pacific

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Aussie photographer transforms everyday objects into underwater sea creatures

The massive plastic trash vortex in the North Pacific is one of the world's most depressing environmental issues. It's terrifying, really. Just thinking about it is enough to send me into the fetal position. Melbourne-based photographer Kim Preston faces up to the problem of plastic pollution with "Plastic Pacific," a new series of photos that find everyday plastic......read more

Submerged Sculptures by Forlane 6 Studio

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A deep diving artist duo creates amazing underwater art from marine trash

There's no missing the message behind the work of scuba diving artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez. The creative duo's flowing, underwater sculptures made of common oceanic trash make a direct statement on the issue of marine pollution. Goussin and Le Calvez call themselves Forlane 6, after the 40 year-old sailboat they call home. Both are deep sea diving professionals who earn their......read more

19-Year-Old Develops Tech to Clean Up Oceanic Plastic Pollution

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Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Array could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic from the world's oceans

Is it just us or are teens doing more and more impressive stuff these days? 19-year-old Dutch university student Boyan Slat adds to the youth movement with his ingenious Ocean Cleanup Array, a green tech concept aimed at addressing the immense problem of oceanic plastic pollution. Comprised of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms, is said to be capable of removing up to......read more

Not All Climate Change is Equal

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Wonky ocean temperatures attest to the unpredictable nature of climate change

Just in case the abnormal weather events around the world didn't tip you off, the term "global warming" is actually a misnomer that doesn't really describe the effects of climate change. And if you are to believe a new oceanographic study, "climate change" may not adequately do the trick either. Hannes Baumann, one of the report's authors, prefers "global weirding," because the effects are so......read more

Abstract Coral Patterns by Alexander Semenov

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Russian diver snaps spellbinding macro photos of coral beneath the Red Sea

Alexander Semenov, a Russian biologist and underwater photographer, has gained plenty of well-deserved internet fame for his otherworldly images of jellyfish and other equally alien marine wildlife. His photographic exploration of underwater forms continues with Living Stones, a new series highlighting the patterns and textures of coral lifeforms in the Red Sea. The macro images, spotted on......read more

Sustenance

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Matt Kleiner's black-and-white surf short captures the mystique of the sport

CA-based filmmaker Matt Kleiner assembled this mystical little short using extra footage from Way of the Ocean, a surf film shot up, down and around the coast of Oz as an exploration of man's relationship with the sea.  Whether you're completely unfamiliar with the sensation of a board under your bare feet or lucky enough to have a "home break," you can't help but wonder......read more

Explaining the 'Pause' in Global Warming

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A cooler Pacific Ocean may account for the apparent slowdown in rising air temperatures

As more and more greenhouse gases are spewed into the atmosphere, it logically follows that the Earth is warming at a commensurate pace. Right? Not really. The pace of warming has in fact decreased since the 1980s, even as carbon emissions hit record highs. Skeptics like to point to this fact as proof that burning fossil fuels is not impacting the climate.  A new study published in Nature......read more

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

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Ocean acidification is just one of the ways that fossil fuels threaten the seas

Blue Planet Foundation's Catharine Lo for The Huffington Post: During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean." As someone who loves the ocean, this resonated with me. It is the reason I work as an......read more

Wonderful Water Photos by Taisido

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In the swim of things with Argentinian photographer Tais Chantal Sirole

Is it too early to long for summer? As much as we love fall, these sun-kissed film photos of people swimming have us dreaming of hot summer days spent by (and in) oceans and pools. The photos are pulled from Water, an aptly titled collection from Argentinian photographer Tais Chantal Sirole (aka Taisido, also a talented graphic designer). The images beautifully capture the feeling of weightless......read more

Temperature Rising

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Researchers say that by 2047, the coldest years will be warmer than the hottest of the past

In less than 35 years, the coldest year will be warmer than the hottest years of the past. That's the central takeaway from a new study by scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The report, published in the sceintific journal Nature, calculated that by 2047 (give or take five years), the average temperatures in each year will be hotter across most parts of Earth than they had been at......read more

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