marine science http://www.kplu.org en Mounting Consequences as Arctic Sea Ice Melts http://www.kplu.org/post/mounting-consequences-arctic-sea-ice-melts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arctic sea ice is melting at record rates, and the loss of that ice could drive significant degradation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, according to a researcher at the University of Washington. The researcher, Cecilia Bitz, is part of an international team of scientists whose findings are published this week in the journal, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6145/519.full" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Science</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:41:32 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9497 at http://www.kplu.org Mounting Consequences as Arctic Sea Ice Melts Northwest coastal waters slightly caffeinated, study finds http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-coastal-waters-slightly-caffeinated-study-finds <p>The Northwest is known for its love of coffee. Now evidence of that is showing up in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers have found low levels of caffeine at half a dozen locations on the Oregon Coast.</p><p>Caffeine has previously been found to be pervasive in Puget Sound and has even turned up in relatively pristine Barkley Sound on the outer coast of Vancouver Island.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:18:47 +0000 Tom Banse 5715 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest coastal waters slightly caffeinated, study finds Marine “dead zones” detailed in interactive online map http://www.kplu.org/post/marine-%E2%80%9Cdead-zones%E2%80%9D-detailed-interactive-online-map <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-947308.mp3</p><p>Growing populations and increasing pollution are contributing to more and more “dead zones” in bays and oceans around the world.</p><p>Now there’s an interactive online map pinpointing more than 760 spots across the globe—including 22 in Washington – that either <em>are</em> dead zones or are in danger of becoming one.</p><p><strong>What’s a “dead zone?”</strong></p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:03:37 +0000 Liam Moriarty 619 at http://www.kplu.org Marine “dead zones” detailed in interactive online map