Tagged: Climate Change

Representative Sam Farr (CA-20) supports ocean research and new fisheries technology (Credit: Wikimedia)

House Committee Limits Earth And Ocean Funding

The House Appropriations Committee continued its efforts to pass the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the U.S. government this week by marking up the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017.

Plastic bottles on a beach (Credit: Bo Eide/ Flickr)

Trash In The Seas Starts At Home

Marine debris is flooding our oceans at an estimated rate of eight million tons of trash annually, and its results are devastating. Scientists have observed nearly 700 different marine species that have already been negatively impacted by marine plastics, and trash could outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050.

BOEM denied six pending permits for seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: International Association of Geophysical Contractors)

Geosciences Are Critical To All Aspects Of Offshore Energy

From the assessment of sediment characteristics used to identify where to drill for oil to the seismic surveys required to safely anchor a wind turbine, when it comes to finding and securing energy in an offshore environment, geosciences are of the utmost importance.