A new study finds that ocean absorption of CO2 rises and falls along with human activity and natural phenomena. The findings are important for understanding how much the oceans will offset future climate change.
Sonya Dyhrman, a microbial oceanographer at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, explains how human-caused climate change is harming ocean health.
Climate models predict that as a result of human-induced climate change, the surface of the Pacific Ocean should be warming. But one key part is not.
A new study suggests that bacteria may respire more carbon dioxide from the shallow oceans to the air as oceans warm, reducing the deep oceans’ ability to store carbon.
A new study co-authored by scientists at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory shows that phosphorus and nitrogen should be reduced to mitigate harmful algae blooms in coastal New York waters.