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Climate change

Is a Changing Environment Bringing Baby Bull Sharks to North Carolina?

Climate change, Science publishing, sharks, The Story Behind the PaperApril 16, 20184

Marine environments are typically considered more open than those on land when it comes to animal movement. On land, the range of a species can be limited by geographic features like mountain ranges, canyons, rivers, and anything else that might get in the way. In the ocean, however, actively swimming animals like, say, large sharks […]

Tangier, an Island out of Time.

Climate changeJuly 3, 2017

Tangier Island is sinking. The last inhabited island on the Virginia side of the Chesapeake Bay covers barely 740 acres of marsh and sand, 1/3 of the area it had when it was first mapped in the 1850s. Tangier suffers from the dual onslaught of erosion and sea level rise. In a good year, the […]

The call of the Chthulucene ?

Climate change, Fantasy, Science FictionMarch 9, 2017

We are currently in the Holocene epoch, and many of us have heard about calls to name the current era (from the industrial revolution) the Anthropocene (which dates back to at least the industrial revolution, if not before): a period when  humans change the essential nature of the planet through their activities (primarily via the production of greenhouse […]