US, Europe and SpaceX launch a satellite to track rising global sea levels

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Scientists should soon have an easier time studying rising sea levels as climate change takes hold. NASA and the ESA have partnered with SpaceX to launch the Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich ocean tracking satellite. The spacecraft will gauge sea l…

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NASA’s supercomputer needs your help to map coral reefs

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Coral reefs are shrinking. That’s bad news for wildlife. Millions of species call coral reefs their homes, and coral itself is a cluster of tiny aquatic animals. And it’s bad news for humans, too — scientists’ analyses of organisms in and aro…

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Alphabet’s next moonshot: protect the ocean

By AI, alphabet, artificial intelligence, engadget, fish, fish farming, fishing, food and drink, foodanddrink, google, moonshot, ocean, tidal, tomorrow, water, x

Alphabet’s moonshot factory is turning its attention back toward the ocean. But whereas Project Foghorn looked to turn seawater into a carbon-neutral fuel, the newly-announced Tidal has a broader mission to protect the sea and its aquatic inhabitants…

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The Great Barrier Reef’s fate rests on slowing global warming

By Australia, bleaching, climate, climatechange, coral, engadget, environment, globalwarming, greatbarrierreef, green, ocean, science, SEA

There’s no question that the Great Barrier Reef and other coral fields are hurting as a result of rising water temperatures. But is there a relatively straightforward way to save them, or do they require more drastic action? Unfortunately, it’s not…

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