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More certainty on global warming

An influential panel of climate scientists has expressed higher confidence than ever that human activity is the main cause of the rise in global temperatures since the 1950s, Reuters.com reports. A leaked draft of an upcoming report of the United ...
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Antarctic whale hunt

Japan resumed Antarctic whale hunt despite ICJ ruling

Japan decided to resume Antarctic whale hunt after a hiatus despite an IJC ruling, which prompted international outrage. The International Court of Justice ruled in March 2104 that Japan's decades-old whale hunt in the Antarctic should stop, prompting Tokyo to ...
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Killer whales under threat of extinction from toxic ocean chemicals

Killer whales under threat of extinction from toxic ocean chemicals

At least half of the world’s killer whales will become extinct because of toxic waste in the oceans within the next century according to researchers.  Some areas despite efforts to control the pollutants of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) still remain at ...
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Another Melting Antarctic Glacier

The warming of the world's oceans is penetrating radar. They discovered two causing a glacier the size of California in massive undersea valleys beneath the East Antarctica to melt, and scientists fear ice sheet, one of which is 3 miles ...
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Global fossil-fuel emissions predicted to decline for 2015

Annual global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels could drop slightly in 2015, according to a report from the Global Carbon Project led by a Stanford University researcher. This surprising result contrasts with the rapid growth in emissions before 2014, ...
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The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice could re-shape Earth

CAPE LEGOUPIL, ANTARCTICA: From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth. Water is eating ...
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This 21-Year Old is Cleaning Up Our Oceans

Boyan Slat (born 27 July 1994) is a Dutch inventor, entrepreneur and aerospace engineering student who works on methods of cleaning plastic waste from the oceans. He designed a passive system for concentrating and catching plastic debris driven by ocean ...
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CAN-A-HURRICANE-BE-DEACTIVATED

CAN A HURRICANE BE DEACTIVATED?

We all know that hurricanes are very powerful and destructive.  Some scientists think that we can try to control them by slowing, stopping or weakening them with pumps.  The pumps would bring the colder water to the surface from deep ...
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Are There Two More Planets In Our Solar System?

New data suggests there may be two undiscovered planets lurking on the outer fringes of our solar system. Astronomers at the Complutense University of Madrid have detected curious abnormalities in the orbits of a belt of icy rocks at the ...
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