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Forget 3 feet, Hawaii should be planning for 6 feet of sea level rise, new research says

Melting Greenland ice sheet. Credit: NOAA Hawai`i may be planning for only half the sea level rise that is possible within the lives of todayʻs newborns. A new studyfrom British, American, Dutch and German climate researchers argues that sea levels could be more than 6 feet higher than now in 80 years, wiping out many of the worldʻs most important cities and coastlines. Many of those coastal areas would be inundated far sooner than that. That includes much of Honolulu.  ...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Europe, Weather, Climate Change, America, Earth, Conservation, Hawaii, Geology, Noaa, Wind, Greenland, National Geographic, Islands, Antarctic

Ice sheets are melting far faster than we thought — in a worst-case climate breakdown, coastal cities like New York and Shanghai would be swamped

Greenhouse-gas emissions are trapping heat on the planet and warming the oceans, causing unprecedented sea-level rise and coastal flooding around the globe. Greenland's ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s, while the average annual Antarctic ice melt has jumped from 40 billion tons to 252 billion tons. According to a new study, previous estimates from the United Nations about expected sea-level rise due to melting ice sheets were extremely conservative. If emissions c...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Texas, Africa, Trends, Bbc, Cnn, Hawaii, United Nations, Shanghai, Antarctica, Un, Greenland, Pacific, Vanuatu

Where to see the next 10 eclipses

Unless you’re from the Arctic Circle, it’s not often you get to stare up at a dark-as-night sky in the middle of the day. This is what makes total solar eclipses so special — and worth planning an astronomy-themed trip to see in person. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels between Earth and the sun, fully blocking out the sunlight for a short span of time. In 2017, the US saw its first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years, wowing spectators from Tennessee to Oregon. If you mis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, France, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Maine

‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster than in the 1990s, with more than 100m of thickness gone in some placesIce losses are rapidly spreading deep into the interior of the Antarctic, new analysis of satellite data shows.The warming of the Southern Ocean is resulting in glaciers sliding into the sea increasingly rapidly, with ice now being lost five times faster than in the 1990s. The West Antarctic ice sheet was stable in 1992 but up to a quarter of its expanse is no...
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Where to travel in July

July is like the Cheesecake Factory menu of travel months. Everything just looks big and bright and delicious, and you’ll make the poor waiter come back four times because the options are just so overwhelming. While we can’t help you decide between the Factory Burrito and Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta, we can offer you up our picks for the best places to travel in July. Whether you’re looking enjoy July 4th fireworks somewhere beautiful, catch a baseball game, or finally spot that solar eclipse, w...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Texas, Summer Travel, California, Disney, America, Nasa, Netflix, Vienna, Canada, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Amy Poehler, Liam Gallagher, Mlb

How ocean melts Antarctic Ice Sheet

An innovative use of instruments that measure the ocean near Antarctica has helped scientists to get a clearer picture of how the ocean is melting the Antarctic ice sheet. Until now, most measurements in Antarctica were made during summer, leaving winter conditions, when the sea freezes over with ice, largely unknown.
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New study boosts understanding of how ocean melts Antarctic Ice Sheet

An innovative use of instruments that measure the ocean near Antarctica has helped Australian scientists to get a clearer picture of how the ocean is melting the Antarctic ice sheet. Until now, most measurements in Antarctica were made during summer, leaving winter conditions, when the sea freezes over with ice, largely unknown.
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Where Does Life Flourish in Antarctica? Follow the Penguin Poop

The Antarctic is teeming with microscopic life: Mites, water bears, and roundworms squirm around, invisible to the naked eye. In fact, the Antarctic is full of biodiversity hotspots—and they’re thanks to penguin and elephant seal poop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Poop, Penguin, Antarctic, Elephant Seal, Earther Is A Poop Blog Now

The ocean is teeming with viruses — billions and billions of them

New research suggests that there are nearly 200,000 different viral populations in the ocean.Surprisingly, the Arctic appears to be a viral hotspot.Viruses play an important role in the ocean's food chain and carbon cycle, making research such as this potentially valuable to future climate change work. None Bad news for thalassophobes; there's more than just sharks and giant squids lurking beneath the ocean's surface. New research published in Cell found that there are nearly 200,000 different v...
Tags: Climate Change, Cnn, Virus, Bacteria, Oceans, Innovation, Arctic, Microbes, Antarctic, Sullivan, Matthew Sullivan

There’s gold in your brain — we now know where it came from

A unique, tiny grain of stardust has provided a look at the early universe. Computer simulations point to a single neutron-star collision as a significant source of heavy metals. Gold is more than bling — it's in our neurons. None If you've got a thing for gold, you'd better have some money. Not only is the precious metal beautiful, but the amount of it in the universe is finite. A new study concludes that a single neutron star merger some 300 parsecs away produced a significant amount of it. ...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Gold, Chemistry, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Columbia University, University Of Arizona, Antarctic, UA, Heavy Metals, Cosmos, Marka, Szabolcs Marka

Meet the scientists studying seal poo

Scientists in the Antarctic are monitoring seal poo to keep track of what's happening in the environment.
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Mystery Sea Opened Up During the Antarctic Winter. Now, Scientists Know Why.

A swath of ice-free sea that regularly opens up during the frigid Antarctic winters is created by cyclones.Sea ice in Antarctica is thickest in the winter, so the appearance of open water is perplexing. These open seas are called polynyas. In 2017, scientists spotted one in the Lazarev Sea, which they called the Maud Rise polynya because it sits over an ocean plateau called Maud Rise.Now, researchers led by Diana Francis, a New York University Abu Dhabi atmospheric scientist, find that cyclonic ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Antarctica, Francis, Antarctic, South Atlantic, New York University Abu Dhabi, Larsen, Beaufort, Diana Francis, Lazarev Sea, Maud Rise, JGR Atmospheres Cyclones

Eastern Ghats- The New Kid On The Block

We who live in the Deccan Volcanic Province in and near about the Western Ghats generally look down upon the Eastern Ghats. Call them the poor man's mountains. Point out that the Eastern ranges have a more gentle topographic profile than the Western ranges. We smirk at the lack of spectacular escarpments, narrow gorges and the mesas and pinnacles.But, when it comes to geology, the Eastern Ghats more than holds its own. In fact, it has a much more complicated and interesting geologic history than...
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Scientists Think They've Solved the Mystery of a Giant Hole in Antarctica's Sea Ice

A year and a half ago, in the middle of the Antarctic winter, satellite images of the frozen continent revealed something wild: a gaping hole in the middle of Antartica’s sea ice that spanned thousands of square miles. Scientists were fascinated and puzzled by feature, which hadn’t appeared at this scale since the…Read more...
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Accounting for ice-earth feedbacks at finer scale suggests slower glacier retreat

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Accounting for the way the Antarctic ice sheet interacts with the solid earth below -- an important but previously poorly captured phenomena -- reveals that ice sheet collapse events may be delayed for several decades, at this major ice structure.
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Antarctica: the final frontier for marine biological invasions?

A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether invasive species, introduced by shipping, will find the Antarctic marine environment more hospitable as Antarctica's climate changes.
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Exclusive: Watch two 'Penguins' fall in love (with Ed Helms narrating the sweet moment)

Thanks to Disneynature’s new "Penguins" film, all eyes are on Steve and Adeline’s Antarctic meet-cute. Ed Helms narrates.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Scientists warn on Antarctic ice shelf vulnerability

Larsen C could be set to follow Larsen A and B and split apart. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Meet Katie Bouman, the STEM hero behind today’s black hole photo

Astronomers today published the first ever images of a celestial phenomenon we’ve long known to exist, but were unable to capture: a black hole. And it’s thanks, in large part, to the algorithms created by Katie Bouman. Bouman, a graduate student at Harvard, worked with a team of three fellow researchers to create to develop the algorithms that made the image possible. Together, the team utilized enough image data to fill thousands of hard drives, seamlessly stitching together photos from eight ...
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The Oldest Ice on Earth May Be Hiding 1.5 Miles Beneath Antarctica

European scientists looking for some of the oldest ice on the planet have homed in on a particular spot in Antarctica, where they will drill more than 1.5 miles (2.7 kilometers) below the surface of the ice.Over the next five years, the "Beyond EPICA-Oldest Ice" mission will work at a remote location known as "Little Dome C" to start drilling for ice up to 1.5 million years old, the team announced today (April 9) at the meeting of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria."Ice cores are ...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, European Union, Italy, Antarctica, Field, Antarctic, Vienna Austria, Concordia, European Geosciences Union, Alfred Wegener Institute, Eisen, Epica, Dome Fuji, University of Venice

European researchers to drill for ancient Antarctic ice

BERLIN (AP) — A group of 14 European scientific institutions plan to retrieve the world’s oldest ice as part of research into past climate change. The consortium led by the Germany-based Alfred Wegener Institute said Tuesday it has identified an area in Antarctica, nicknamed “Little Dome C,” that should harbor ice as old as 1.5 […]
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Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica

The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.
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Retrieving climate history from the ice

In the context of a major European Union project, experts from 14 institutions in ten European countries have spent three years combing the Antarctic ice, looking for the ideal site to investigate the climate history of the past 1.5 million years. Today, the consortium Beyond EPICA -- Oldest Ice (BE-OI), led by Olaf Eisen from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, presented its findings at the General Assembly of the European Geoscienc...
Tags: Science, European Union, Antarctic, Bremerhaven, Olaf Eisen, General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union

Earth's glaciers lost 9 trillion tons of ice. That's the weight of 27 billion 747s.

Nine trillion metric tons. That's how much ice Earth's glaciers lost in the 55 years between 1961 and 2016. An international team of scientists used satellite and direct field observations to conclude that Earth's glaciers have melted such a profound sum of ice in the last half-century. They published their report Monday in the journal Nature.  If one were to assume an average weight of 735,000 pounds for a 747 airliner (not the colossal Alaskan bear), that comes out to around 27 bil...
Tags: Asia, Science, Nasa, Earth, Alaska, European Space Agency, Greenland, East Coast, Antarctic, University of Zurich, Robert Rohde, Mendenhall Glacier, Josh Willis, World Glacier Monitoring Service, European Alps, Michael Zemp

Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team under the lead of the University of Zurich have now found.
Tags: Science, Greenland, Antarctic, University of Zurich

Antarctic algae, alternative photosynthesis and art

In Florida, Miami University microbiologists Rachael Morgan-Kiss and Xin Wang received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Energy to research how Antarctic algae use an alternative pathway during photosynthesis. This pathway helps the algae to survive different environmental conditions such as light stress, high salinity and extremely low temperatures. Photosynthetic microbes such as algae fix 50 percent of the global carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. Their project uses cold-adapted al...
Tags: Florida, Research, Antarctica, Algae, Department Of Energy, Antarctic, Wang, Miami University, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Xin Wang, Rachael Morgan Kiss, Morgan Kiss, Ru Zhang, Petra Fromme, Biodesign Center

European Geosciences Union meeting: ExoMars press conference, live streams, on-site registration

(European Geosciences Union) Next week (April 7-12), some 14,000 scientists will gather in Vienna for the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Press conference include presentations on new results from ExoMars mission and latest research on plastic pollution, as well as a press conference where scientists will announce the Antarctic location they found to drill for 1.5-million-year-old ice. Those who cannot make it to Vienna can watch press conferences remotely through ...
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Large passenger vessels to be converted to run on LBG for first time

In Norway, global marine solutions and system integration expert, Høglund, was awarded a contract to deliver biogas-ready fuel gas supply systems for six Hurtigruten passenger ship retrofits. The project will mark the first time a large passenger vessel has been converted to run on Liquified Biogas (LBG) – a fossil-free, renewable gas produced from organic waste, such as food waste – including, notably – rotting fish. The difficulty of converting an existing passenger vessel and meeting the nece...
Tags: Arctic, Norway, Producer News, Hurtigruten, Biogas, Antarctic, Hunte, LBG, Hoglund, Liquified Biogas, Høglund, HB Hunte Engineering, FGSS, Peter Morsbach, Høglund Gas Solutions

Science Says: Why scientists prize plant, animal genomes

NEW YORK (AP) — Just about every week, it seems, scientists publish the unique DNA code of some creature or plant. Just in February, they published the genome for the strawberry, the paper mulberry tree, the great white shark and the Antarctic blackfin icefish. They also announced that, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, they’d produced […]
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Transmissions from the Ambient Frontier

The music by the Italian record label Glacial Movements is meant to evoke the vastness, stillness and cold of the Arctic. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash This is the third article in our series, Music, Time and Long-term Thinking. Two previous articles explored long-term thinking in several musical domains, with focus on three artists: Brian Eno, John Cage and Jem Finer. For this third entry, we open our field of interest to broadly survey projects with unique temporal approaches.  O ne of...
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