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How Sea Ice Forms

Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. Because the oceans consist of saltwater, this occurs at about minus 1.8 degrees Celsius (28.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Most Antarctic sea ice occurs annually, meaning it forms in the winter and melts during ...
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Climate Change – Extinction on the Rise

Climate Change – Extinction on the Rise

A report from the United Nations has stated that the ecosystem is in risk of extinction due to what the humans are doing to the planet.  Climate Change is causing the earth to warm up to where the plants and ...
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Craig Russell Predicted Arctic Event Affecting Larsen C Ice Shelf

Craig Russell, Canadian Novelist Predicts Arctic Event

In 2016, a Canadian novelist, Craig Russell — who is also a lawyer and a theater director in Manitoba — wrote an environmental cli-fi thriller titled “Fragment” about a major calving event along the ice shelf of Antarctica. The Yale ...
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Climate report offers a grim forecast

What happened A United Nations panel of the world’s leading environmental scientists issued its most dire warnings on the dangers posed by climate change, saying global warming is already affecting every continent and threatens to devastate food supplies, cause mass ...
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Giant boost for south polar waters

Giant boost for south polar waters

Massive icebergs more than 18km long give Giant boost for south polar waters by feeding vital nutrients into the Southern Ocean and helping to increase its carbon storage capacity. LONDON, January, 2016 – British scientists have identified the monsters that fertilize the ...
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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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Rising Ocean Temperatures

Rising Ocean Temperatures

Scientists have recorded that the temperature of the oceans has been on the rise.  The temperatures have been rising at a rate of 40% on average over what they previously predicted over the past five years.  The year 2018 was ...
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International team of scientists reports on Antarctic lead pollution

Researchers from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States conducted lead concentration measurements of sixteen ice core samples, and found that industrial air pollution has persisted Antarctica since its arrival there in 1889 and remains significant in ...
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Penguin cams

Penguin cams film hunt for food under Antarctic ice

Research into penguins has plunged to new depths with the release of images which provide a glimpse of life beneath the Antarctic ice. Penguin cams have been able to capture footage which reveals a look into the life of a ...
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NASA Highlights Global Air Quality, Moon, El Nino at American Geophysical Union

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 14-18 in San Francisco. NASA-related briefings will be carried live on the agency’s website ...
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