Posts Tagged ‘Ecosystem services’

Environmental threats of seafloor mining to the Twilight Zone

A team of researchers from a wide range of oceanographic research centers worldwide recently published an opinion article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that concludes seafloor mining has the potential to significantly disrupt the ocean’s twilight zone. Despite this, very little consideration is given to mid-water ecosystems when evaluating the…

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Report reveals ‘unseen’ human benefits from ocean twilight zone

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Did you know that there’s a natural carbon sink—even bigger than the Amazon rainforest—that helps regulate Earth’s climate by sucking up to six billion tons of carbon from the air each year? A new report from researchers at WHOI reveals for the first time the unseen—and somewhat surprising—benefits that people receive from the ocean’s twilight…

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