Today’s top headlines: Massive blackout leaves 300m Indians with no power, the EU could provide some of the funding for the $500bn Desertec project and scientists say the Southern Ocean dominates CO2 storage.
New research examining how the Southern Ocean absorbs CO2 reveals that winds and currents create pathways for carbon to be stored in the deep ocean regions.
Ocean geoengineering technique to grow and sink phytoplankton blooms gets thumbs up in new study.
Carbon Capture and Storage still remains on the of the most viable technologies to aid climate change mitigation, but what would be the impacts of a CO2 leakage in the world’s oceans?
In a Rio+20 special, we take a look back over at the news over the last seven days from both the Earth Summit negotiations and beyond to find out what we can learn from events this week.
What environmental frontiers emerged as the winners from the Rio+20 outcome document?
The Rio+20 document is jam packed with caveats, ifs, buts and maybes. So what concrete action does it contain, and what implications are there for action on climate change?
A 58m sub-sea laboratory could drastically increase the length of time that scientists can observe the oceans.
New research ahead of the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development has found that commitments made over the last 20 years to protect fisheries have had little success.
New research finds that the warming of ocean temperatures over the last 50 years has been largely due to man-made greenhouse gases.
RTCC continues analysing the latest work by Professor Callum Roberts – a comprehensive look at the state of the world’s oceans.
Ahead of the release of ‘Ocean of Life’, the work of Professor Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at the University of York, RTCC takes a closer look at some of the book’s claims.
New research in Nature Geoscience, find that coastal seagrass has the potential to be vital carbon sinks and therefore part of the solution to climate change.
As part of the World Meteorological Organisation Calendar, cartoonist Patrick Chappatte shows the importance of protecting the world’s oceans.
This week’s photo of the week comes from the ocean depths in Bali’s coral reefs.
New study comparing modern temperature records with data from 1870 suggests the world’s oceans have been warming for more than 100 years.
El Nino warming cycle survivors give new clues and improve prospects for some coral environments.
Described as the ‘blue heart’ the planet, Marina Vaughan of the Blue Marine Foundation asks how much of it would you protect?
Researchers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory are finding increased levels of ocean acidity affect the entire marine ecosystem.
Oceans are not simply a source of food and sanctuary for ecosystems. They could also provide us with vast quantities of energy.