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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Wild Coffee Extinction Possible

Wild Coffee Extinction - Antarctica Journal News

Let it be known that you should enjoy your cup of joe now because it may become extinct due to climate change.  Coffee beans need a certain type of climate to grow.  Some of the coffee bean areas in Madagascar and Tanzania are disappearing due to climate change, deforestation, and disease. Wild coffee extinction is definitely a possible outcome. The […]

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JET STREAM STALLS AT CLIMATE CHANGE

Jet Stream - Antarctica Journal

Climate change, not just increasing atmospheric temperatures, has been affecting the Jet Stream.   When the Jet Stream travels across from the West to the East over the Northern Hemisphere in normal conditions the weather is not greatly affected, but because of the climate change it has been slowing down and causing massive heat waves and flooding.   When the jet stream […]

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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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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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