Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

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The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, suggest that increasingly severe storm surges could be anticipated as a result.


Study: Oceans trapping heat at accelerating rate

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By Seth Borenstein Associated Press Posted: 01/18/2016 10:45:43 PM PST Updated: 01/18/2016 10:46:08 PM PST WASHINGTON — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground.



Study of sick bass in Susquehanna cites endocrine disrupters

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Hormone-altering compounds and herbicides are likely weakening the immune systems of Susquehanna River smallmouth bass, making them more susceptible to diseases, and that, in turn, has caused a population collapse for the bass, the river’s most popular recreational fish, a new study has concluded.