Previous Oceans and Water News 2014

2014 State of the Nation’s River Report: River Friendly Growth

Potomac Conservancy’s 2014 State of the Nation’s River report calls for urgent action to preserve local water quality in the face of rapid urbanization and deforestation. The report draws attention to several threats facing the Potomac including:

  • Loss of Healthy Forests in the rural parts of the region
    • Sprawl in growing suburban communities
    • Aging sewer infrastructure in the urban area Full article and report

Groundbreaking Maps Detail Acidity of the Earth’s Oceans 11-11-14

A team of scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the University of Colorado at Boulder have published a groundbreaking set of maps that offer a comprehensive picture of the acidity of the Earth’s oceans as they absorb climate change-causing cargon emissions, causing changes to marine ecosystems …Full article and maps


Groundbreaking Maps Detail Acidity of the Earth’s Oceans 11-1-14

A team of scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the University of Colorado at Boulder have published a groundbreaking set of maps that offer a comprehensive picture of the acidity of the Earth’s oceans as they absorb climate change-causing cargon emissions, causing changes to marine ecosystems …Full article and maps


July Ocean Temperature Hits Record High—Again 8-18-14


As Jellyfish Come in Waves Off Maine Coast, Questions Follow 7-16-14