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King Crabs Arrive in Antarctic, with Claws Out for Biodiversity
A king crab.
September 30th, 2015
The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.
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Billions of Blue Jellyfish Setting Sail for Beaches
May 26th, 2015
Billions of by-the-wind sailors, also called Velella velella, could wash ashore in coming months because of favorable water temperatures and onshore winds.
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Upcoming El Niño May Be As Wild As 1997 Event
Map of waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, revealing an El Nino is on its way.
October 14th, 2015
El Niño is expected to be more beast than "little boy" this year — a forecast about the weather pattern that becomes clear in newly released maps of the waters around the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
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How Plastics-to-Fuel Can Become the Next Green Machine (Op-Ed)
plastic, recyclables
September 21st, 2015
Instead of waterways, will waste plastics soon end up in fuel tanks?
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Dissolving Sea Stars Reveal a Damaged Ocean
A diseased sea star in California.
June 5th, 2015
Sea star wasting disease is just one more harbinger of weakened oceans.
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