January 2019 PME Newsletter
PME January 2019 Newsletter
PME blog for full articles about environmental issues,
aquatic conservation, and the latest in water monitoring research.
LATEST FROM PME
Researchers spent the last several years creating a model of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, CA to estimate the effects the lagoon has on carbon levels, temperature and human impacts.
Florida’s Coral Reef Facing Erosion
USGS researchers report that the coral reefs off the Florida Keys barely grew in the past 3,000 years. Due to disease and bleaching, the erosion may be irreversible.
billions of pounds of trash enter the ocean annually
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that pollution in the ocean had a huge impact on not only aquatic life but human health.
Antarctic Ice Sheet Raises Fears
Science Magazine reports a crack in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lead to rising sea levels and glaciologists are concerned for the potential of a global flood.
(Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./JAPAN ASTER SCIENCE TEAM/FLICKR)
Oceans of Garbage Prompt War on Plastics
8 million tons of plastic waste goes into the ocean every year and impacts the 700 marine life species. The war on plastic is gaining momentum.
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