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Rapid warming brings Arctic changes

Scientists in the US who have been checking on the health of the Arctic over the last year are worried by what they’ve learned: it’s warmer, has less ice, and some of its animals and fish are facing new stresses ...

The story of air pollution started way back in ancient times

Ahhh — to remember the glory days before dirty air descended on Delhi, a methane leak in California gassed thousands, and catastrophic smog in China prompted people to buy bottled air, of all things. Before the Industrial Revolution, the world was ...

Oceans Heating Up At Double Speed

Ocean temperatures first collected during one of the great 19th-century voyages of exploration confirm one of the consequences of climate change: humans have managed to warm even the deepest parts of the ocean. A new study in Nature Climate Change ...
CARBON FOUND IN PEAT SWAMP IN CONGO BASIN

CARBON FOUND IN PEAT SWAMP IN CONGO BASIN

In the center of Africa’s Congo Basin, they have found about 30 billion metric tons of carbon that is equal to 20 years of US fossil fuel emissions.  While using satellite imagery scientists have found 56,000 square feet of highly ...

New Species of Whale Discovered In Antarctica

Scientists believe is a new whale species is doing the exact opposite of other whales. It is being as heard as it is seen. Recordings taken near the polar continent captured a strange, never-before-heard whale sound — a signal they ...

Massive solar eruption to hit Earth before New Year’s Eve

In 2015, scientists predicted that a massive solar eruption would hit Earth just before New Year's Eve. It was expected to cause power fluctuations, radio blackouts and even affect GPS reception. There was a small chance it could make the ...
Antarctica expedition plane

Expedition Plane Remains of 1929 Found In Antarctica

A team of expeditioners from Australia has found the remains of the first airplane ever taken to the Antarctic. The find was made at Camp Denison, which is where the remains of the 1912 expedition plane was found. The expedition ...

The Man Who Removed His Own Appendix

Leonid Ivanovich Rogozov was a Soviet general practitioner who took part in the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1960–1961. He was the only doctor stationed at the Novolazarevskaya Station and, while there, developed appendicitis, which meant he had to perform ...

Asteroid Impact – A double punch from space

Scientists have found telltale evidence that an asteroid twice as large as any previously known smashed into Earth about 300 million years ago. Previously, the largest asteroid impact was believed to have occurred 66 million years ago, when a massive ...

North Atlantic doubles carbon intake

The North Atlantic Ocean is responding rapidly to climate change: it has absorbed 50% more carbon from human activities in the last 10 years,than in the previous decade, a new study shows. In effect, it has become both a sink for the ...