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Arctic Carbon Transportation Route Discovered by Scientists

Arctic Carbon Transportation Route Discovered by Scientists

In the Arctic, a previously unknown carbon transportation route has been discovered by scientists that has the capability of binding as much as 3.97 million tons of particles rich in carbon dioxide annually from the Kara and Barents Seas and storing it in the deep waters of the Arctic for thousands of years, a press […]

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    Global Warning: Earth Has 50% Chance of Exceeding 1.5 Degrees Celsius in Next Five Years, Scientists Say

    Global Warning: Earth Has 50% Chance of Exceeding 1.5 Degrees Celsius in Next Five Years, Scientists Say

    A new forecast by scientists from the UK’s Meteorological Office shows that the likelihood of the planet breaching the threshold temperature of 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels — above which irreversible damage to Earth’s ecosystems and devastating impacts on human, animal and plant life would be likely to occur — is increasing. The probability […]

    Both North and South Poles See Unusually High Heat

    Both North and South Poles See Unusually High Heat

    Both the North and South polar regions saw anomalous heat on Friday. Temperatures in parts of Antarctica were more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average, while temperatures in parts of the Arctic were more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average. This is notable because the Arctic is entering its spring, while Antarctica is […]

    Why Are Large Sinkholes Opening in the Arctic Seabed?

    Why Are Large Sinkholes Opening in the Arctic Seabed?

    Something unusual is happening in the depths of the Arctic ocean: sinkholes are opening up on the seabed, some as large as a city block!  This discovery, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, was based on high-resolution bathymetric surveys of the Canadian Beaufort Sea. “We know that big changes […]

    We Saved the Puffins. Now a Warming Planet Is Unraveling That Work.

    We Saved the Puffins. Now a Warming Planet Is Unraveling That Work.

    I stepped onto the battlefield of climate change, sidestepping carcass after carcass. In the grass were the remains of Arctic terns, common terns, and roseate terns. Along the boulders, researchers pointed out dead puffin chicks. As other climate war zones smolder with wildfire embers, are strewn with flattened homes, or marked by bleached coral, the signature of conflict on a seabird island in the Gulf of Maine is a maddening quietude.