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Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters: study

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers said Wednesday.

Close connection between deep currents and climate

Mild winters in northern Europe, rainfall in western Africa, hurricanes in North America -the energy transported around the world by the global ocean circulation affects the climate as well as regional weather phenomena. ...

Greenland ice sheet melting can cool subtropics, alter climate

A new study finds evidence that the last time Earth was as warm as it is today, cold freshwater from a melting Greenland ice sheet circulated in the Atlantic Ocean as far south as Bermuda, elevating sea levels and altering ...

Deep sea coral faces climate change threat

North Atlantic coral populations – key to supporting a variety of sea life – are under threat from climate change, a study suggests.

Four weeks at sea for climate research

A complex system of surface and deep water currents circulates in the North Atlantic, between Iceland and the Azores, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The Gulf Stream, which transports heat to ...

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