This deadly disease thrives in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for marine life
A deadly disease is thriving in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for the Florida coast. Now, the government is putting aside differences to effect change. Volunteers are making a huge impact, as well.
US holiday weekend adds to virus worries as case counts grow
The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. Officials and health authorities warned people to take precautions or simply stay home on Independence Day, as confirmed cases are climbing in 40 states. Florida reported 11,445 confirmed infections on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to more than 190,000. Im really, really worried about the Fourth of July," said Dr. Don Williamson, a former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association. Officials in South Florida including in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys closed beaches through the weekend.
Shell fossils show how ocean acidification can cause mass extinction
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ocean acidification caused a mass extinction of marine life 66 million years ago, research into tiny shell fossils has shown. This in turn caused acid rain and large scale acidification of the world's oceans, prompting a mass extinction of most marine and land based life, including all dinosaurs. At least one quarter of the CO2 released by burning coal, oil and gas doesn't stay in the air, but instead dissolves into the ocean, according to The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, a US government initiative, and The Smithsonian Ocean Portal. So far, ocean pH has dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 since the industrial revolution, and is expected to fall by another 0.3 to 0.4 pH units by the end of the century, it added. Ocean acidification has already caused massive die-offs of oysters in the Pacific Northwest.
Frank Ocean releases new song 'DHL'
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - Frank Ocean has finally released new music -- and more may be on the way. Ocean premiered the track "DHL" Saturday at the end of "blonded RADIO," his Beats 1 radio show. The song, produced by Boys Noize, is Ocean's first release since covering the Audrey Hepburn classic "Moon River" in February 2018. Although "DHL" is a new song, Ocean appears to have dropped at least one hint about it two years ago. While they aren't available to stream online, both songs are available for purchase as 12 vinyl singles on his website.