Climate Research Expedition to Antarctica via Airbnb

Climate Research Expedition to Antarctica via Airbnb

If you are interested in a research expedition to Antarctica then Airbnb is looking for you.  It will be an all expenses paid trip for five lucky travelers.  You will get to work with some researchers to study the climate on this freezing continent.  The trip will be with Ocean Conservancy with Kirstie Jones-Williams.  Kirstie studies the impact of microplastics […]

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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 warmer than the previous year and it’s still getting warmer.  Heating of the ocean plays a big role in climate […]

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Life of Penguins

Life of Penguins

When an El Nino hits, the lives of penguins are in peril.  During the 1997 El Nino the penguin population fell by a third. During Climate Change a difference in temperature of at least one degree can be a life and death situation for penguins.  Researchers followed a group of about 15 breeding penguins from 1992 to 2010 on the […]

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King Crabs Are Invading Antarctica

King Crabs Are Invading Antarctica

The waters off the west coast of Antarctica has started to warm up over the past 50 years. The temperature has risen about 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit, warmer than the average water temperature worldwide.  It has reached the temperature of 34 degrees which is warm enough for king crab to survive.  Normally the king crab live on the continental slopes and […]

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Why Did The Worlds 2nd Largest Emperor Penguin Colony Disappear?

Emperor Penguins Wiped Out - Antarctic Ice Shelf

In 2016, the world’s 2nd largest emperor penguin colony had been wiped out overnight. Thousands of emperor penguin chicks drowned after an ice shelf in Antarctica collapsed. In the years following the catastrophic collapse of the ice shelf at Halley Bay, Scientists have concluded that no breeding has been detected in the area since. On average, approximately 15,000 to 24,000 […]

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Planet Has More Trees

Planet Has More Trees

The last study showed that the world has about 3 trillion trees.  That is over the estimate of 400 billion in previous studies.  Researchers did a count by actually going out and physically counting trees, using satellite imagery, ground survey, and national forest inventories.  Even though we have lost trees from fires, drought, and insect outbreaks there are still more […]

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