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February 2019 ranked fifth hottest on record for the globe

Sun, 2019-03-17 23:00
We recently concluded the second full month of 2019, and already the year to date has turned out on the warm side.

Global ocean is absorbing more carbon from fossil fuel emissions

Wed, 2019-03-13 23:00
The global ocean absorbed 34 billion metric tons of carbon from the burning of fossil fuels from 1994 to 2007 — a four-fold increase to 2.6 billion metric tons per year when compared to the period starting from the Industrial Revolution in 1800 to 1994.

Hawaii students get muddy to clean up Maunalua Bay

Tue, 2019-03-12 23:00
Fifty-five sixth-grade girls scurried off the bus at Hawaii Kai Beach Park in southeastern Oahu. The Sacred Hearts Academy students put down their backpacks, slipped into their water shoes, and gathered in a group near the water’s edge. Alex Awo and his team from M?lama Maunaluaoffsite link welcomed them to their classroom for the day: Maunalua Bay.