Earth changes

The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Mike Lucibella Scientist Amy Moran of the University of Hawai’i at Mänoa (left) tells Secretary of State John Kerry about her research into the effects of warming oceans on marine organisms as Crary Laboratory Supervisor Beverly Walker (right) looks on. Kerry met with scientists and visited the edge of the new Ross ...

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Bluefin Tuna in Danger

The sushi craze is bigger than ever in America right now, with new sushi joints popping up all over the place. Yes, sushi is quite "in." Of course I realize this is not news to anyone, as at this point it might even be on the verge of "out." But, irregardless of your opinion of sushi, it may not be ...

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2016 Arctic sea ice minimum the second-lowest on record

The Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its seasonal minimum for 2016 on September 10, the NSIDC said yesterday in a preliminary announcement. A relatively rapid loss of sea ice in the first ten days of September has pushed the ice extent to a statistical tie with 2007 for the second lowest in the satellite record. September’s low extent followed a summer ...

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Planet lost 10 hectares of forest per minute over 15-year period

The world’s deforestation rate has accelerated to 6.4 million hectares a year, a new UN survey showed on Wednesday, but Asia showed net gains in forest land-use largely due to extensive planting in China. A new, satellite-based survey released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides a more accurate picture of changes in the world’s forests, showing forest land use ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Tom Schaefer A fumarole on the slopes of Mount Erebus is the tell-tale sign that there is gas seeping from underground. Evaluating the Effervescent Emissions of Mount Erebus By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted April 26, 2017 Planet Earth is gassy. Photo Credit: Tobias Fischer The team camped on the ...

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