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Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands’ Utrecht University additionally found that the accelerated melting ...

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Tsunami Kills Over 220 in Indonesia and Injures Over 800 More

Supported by Tsunami Kills Over 220 in Indonesia and Injures Over 800 More Image Indonesians assessed the damage on Sunday after a tsunami flattened houses in Carita, on the island of Java, and killed scores of people across the island on Saturday night.CreditCreditAssociated Press By Muktita Suhartono and Richard C. ...

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More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation

Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. Specifically, an increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate ...

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A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English?

Supported by A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English? Image Protesters from both sides of the Brexit debate in London this month. After the sputtering of a coup against Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain’s body politic seems to be moving, grudgingly, toward accepting her plan.CreditCreditFacundo Arrizabalaga/EPA, via ...

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More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the arctic

With sea ice in the Arctic melting at an alarming rate, opportunities for trans-Arctic shipping are opening up, and by mid-century ships will be able to sail right over the North Pole — something not previously possible for humankind. UConn geographer Scott Stephenson and colleagues say the growth of trans-Arctic ...

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