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World’s Largest Marine Reserve Created Off the Coast of Antarctica

World’s Largest Marine Reserve Created Off the Coast of Antarctica

Today, the largest marine protected area in the world was created in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a huge victory for the whales, penguins and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up to protect our oceans. A group of Adeli Penguins are seen here in […]

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    World’s Largest Marine Reserve Created Off the Coast of Antarctica

    World’s Largest Marine Reserve Created Off the Coast of Antarctica

    Today, the largest marine protected area in the world was created in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a huge victory for the whales, penguins and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up to protect our oceans. A group of Adeli Penguins are seen here in […]

    Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Melting Rapidly as Ocean Waters Warm

    Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Melting Rapidly as Ocean Waters Warm

    Three glaciers in West Antarctica have undergone “intense unbalanced melting,” risking their stability and further acceleration of sea level rise. New research published in Nature Communications found that the Smith, Pope and Kohler glaciers in the Amundsen Sea embayment collectively lost about 1,000 feet of ice from 2002 to 2009. Map of flow speeds at […]

    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

    By Jeremy Deaton You might know the feeling—after months of encouraging news from your bathroom scale, you discover the device is broken. The outlook on your weight-loss goal is worse than you realized. Scientists just went through something similar, except instead of a scale, it was a system of satellites, and instead of your winter […]

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]