Last week, Laguna Beach, California — known for its surfers, waves, and rolling hills – caused a stir for its tight prohibition on the sale and use of balloons. The motion was passed by the municipal council last week, citing the risk of wildfires and the fact that balloons are a … [Read more...] about Laguna Beach bans balloons to protect marine environment
Following devastating tornadoes in the United States this week, many are wondering, are these events fuelled by climate change? While wildfires and extreme rainfall have direct links to a changing climate, things are a bit more complex with tornadoes. Although the weather has … [Read more...] about So what is the relationship between climate change and tornadoes?
It’s no secret that improperly discarded fishing gear is one of the biggest threats to the lives of many aquatic creatures. Fortunately, a mother North Atlantic right whale, a species that is critically endangered, was miraculously able to give birth to a calf even while … [Read more...] about Resilient North Atlantic right whale gives birth while entangled in fishing gear
Coral reefs are one of nature’s most amazing spectacles. Coral not only brings vibrance to underwater landscapes but also provides a home for more than a quarter of the world’s marine animals. Unfortunately, rising temperatures are putting corals under stress, expelling the algae … [Read more...] about Want to save the coral reefs? There’s an app for that.
We recently shared how a new species of blue whale was discovered in the Indian Ocean. In fact, there have been over 500 new animal discovered in the past year alone. Another whale species is joining this list after researchers discovered a previously unknown species of whale in … [Read more...] about The Gulf of Mexico is home to another newly-discovered species of whale