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Journey to Antarctica: Is This What a Climate Catastrophe Looks Like in Real Time?

Scientists aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer watch a 25-mile-wide section of ice crumble into the sea
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Nathaniel B Palmer


‘Flat Earthers’ are embarking on a bizarre journey to Antarctica to prove that YouTube makes you stupid

A group of Flat Earthers are prepared to set sail on a bizarre journey to the Antarctic to prove, once and for all, that we’re living a lie. The group, spear-headed by the intellectuals over at the Flat Earth International Conference — the same group that believes NASA is run by conspirators hell-bent on perpetuating the myth of a spherical Earth — plan to set sail early next year. Logan Paul, the internet’s favorite punching bag, is reportedly interested in attending. Paul, you may remember, la...
Tags: Startups, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, Insider, Antarctic, PAUL, Logan Paul, Flat Earth International Conference


Film Review: Disneynature ‘Penguins’

Disneynature’s “Penguins” places character, or rather an Adélie penguin who’s quite the character, at the forefront. Directors Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson focus on one charismatic male coming of age in the harsh conditions of Antarctica’s spring/summer season as he sets up a nest, finds a mate, and fulfills his destiny as a father. With […]
Tags: Antarctica, Penguins, Disneynature, Ed Helms, Jeff Wilson, Alastair Fothergill, Disneynature ` Penguins


Spring Forward : Notes from Right Now

My excellent friend Knox, a guy not known for his restraint, ordered way to many bulbs for his garden and gave the excess to me. I planted about half of them before our ridiculous second snow arrived. Yesterday, when I went to take the dog out, I noticed my lawn was dotted with bright yellow crocuses, like little golden suns. There should be more of them, but the squirrels must have their share. Daily, I would tuck them back in the ground, daily, I would find them slightly chewed on and rejecte...
Tags: Travel, David, Antarctica, Knox, Billy Bragg, Alex, Sarah, Andy, Administrivia, Martin, Anne, Olympia, Olympia Washington, Elko Nevada, Kitsap Peninsula, David Scherer


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
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Journey to Antarctica: What Scientists Think of Trump’s Latest Climate Tweet

“You like carbon dioxide so much?” one researcher mused. "Try putting a plastic bag over your head and see how that works out.”
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Trump


Journey to Antarctica: The Dark Art of Coring

Retrieving good mud from the bottom of the ocean is just the beginning of telling a story about Antarctica
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ETW #6 Cruise Vacations: Everything You Need to Know

Cruise travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, but not every cruise is made the same. Choosing the right one for you can be a challenge, and in this podcast Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor-At-Large of Cruise Critic joins us to share her best tips, recommendations and the latest innovations in the cruise industry. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher Carolyn Spencer Brown is editor-at-l...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cnn, Antarctica, Associated Press, Caribbean, Carolyn, Carolyn Spencer Brown, Spencer Brown, New York Times TIME Magazine, ETW, Explore the World Travel Podcast, Washington Post Spencer Brown, ForbesLife Magazine


Paleontologists found a new species of dinosaur, and it’s just a little fella

Finding the scant remains of dinosaurs that roamed the Earth tens of millions of years ago obviously isn't easy. Finding the remains of entirely new dinosaurs that nobody even knew existed? That's even harder still, but researchers in Victoria, Australia did just that, and the newly documented herbivore would probably have been pretty adorable to see in person.As detailed in a new report in the Journal of Paleontology, Galleonosaurus dorisae was a small plant eater that stomped around pr...
Tags: Science, Australia, Earth, Antarctica, Victoria, Victoria Australia, University of New England, Matthew Herne


After more than three months at sea, Polar Star icebreaker returns home to Seattle

The ship was on a mission to resupply Antarctica’s McMurdo Station. The 150 crew members were reunited with family and loved ones Monday morning.
Tags: News, Antarctica, Seattle, Local News, McMurdo


Geoengineering might not be as ludicrous if we gave Earth the right dose

Solar geoengineering is widely viewed as risky business.  The somewhat sci-fi concept — to use blimps, planes, or other means to load Earth's atmosphere with particles or droplets that reflect sunlight and cool the planet — has crept into the mainstream conversation as a means of reversing relentless climate change, should our efforts to slash carbon emissions fail or sputter. But geoengineering schemes come with a slew of hazards. A number of studies have cited the ill consequences of mess...
Tags: UK, Science, Earth, Harvard University, Antarctica, Noaa, John, UC Berkeley, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Keith, Irvine, Proctor, Kerry Emanuel, Robert Rohde, Nature Climate Change, David Keith


Geoengineering might not be so ludicrous an idea — if we gave Earth the right dose

Solar geoengineering is widely viewed as risky business.  The somewhat sci-fi concept — to use blimps, planes, or other means to load Earth's atmosphere with particles or droplets that reflect sunlight and cool the planet — has crept into the mainstream conversation as a means of reversing relentless climate change, should our efforts to slash carbon emissions fail or sputter. But geoengineering schemes come with a slew of hazards. A number of studies have cited the ill consequences of mess...
Tags: UK, Science, Earth, Harvard University, Antarctica, Noaa, John, UC Berkeley, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Keith, Irvine, Proctor, Kerry Emanuel, Robert Rohde, Nature Climate Change, David Keith


Financial Case Study: Hannah and Chad, Wall Street Minimalist

This post Financial Case Study: Hannah and Chad, Wall Street Minimalist appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Hannah and Chad Janis quit their finance jobs in NYC after earning more than two million credit card points in the course of one year. They booked round-the-world business class tickets for nearly free and they help others book free flights by sharing their travel hacks and secrets via their website Wall Street Minimalist ,   Instagram account, and YouTube channel. Their story ha...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, NYC, Youtube, Antarctica, Financial Case Studies, HANNAH, Nora, Hobo Hannah, Chad Janis


The Best Things to Do in Ushuaia, Argentina, The World’s Southernmost City

What things are there do on a trip to Ushuaia? It’s the southernmost city in the world, but how do you commemorate that? Is it worth a trip on its own, or just a brief stopover on your way to Antarctica? Honestly, I didn’t have high expectations for Ushuaia. I was just there for a few days before my life-changing Antarctica trip and while I was curious about the city, I didn’t think it would be that impressive. After all, aren’t there much more beautiful places like Torres del Paine and El Chal...
Tags: Featured, US, Blog, Rome, Britain, Paris, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Argentina, Patagonia, Penguins, Liechtenstein, Ushuaia, Don, Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel


Newly found Aussie dinosaur confirms diversity in ancient rift valley

The space between Australia and Antarctica was once rich with herbivorous life. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Australia, Antarctica, Palaeontology, Andrew Masterson


How to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program for free

Last week when I was helping my friend sign-up to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program I realised something that I had totally forgotten: they charge a joining fee. Forget paying that fee, there are numerous ways to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free in 2019. That’s right zero, nada, zilch. Why join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program? Here are just three reasons I recommend you sign-up: Collect Qantas Points: you have to join to collect these babies, and there are some great re...
Tags: Travel, UK, Australia, Saving, US, Samsung, Qatar, Flying, Avis, Antarctica, Qantas, Airlines, Travel Tips, Deliveroo, Ana, Destinations


Travel: The Virgin Islands offer beautiful beaches and relaxed times

Months before hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean in fall 2017, I booked a trip to explore the Virgin Islands by yacht. I knew little about the islands, other than they must be relatively untouched as their name suggested. After Maria and Irma passed, damage to Puerto Rico dominated the headlines. I began to wonder, and worry, that the Virgin Islands just east may have been similarly destroyed. I didn’t plan to cancel my trip. It was canceled for me. Cow Wreck Beach in Anegada is a w...
Tags: Travel, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Antarctica, Maria, Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bay, Thomas, Irma, Virgin Islands, U S Virgin Islands, BVI


New Type Of Orca Found Swimming Near Antarctica

Scientists may have discovered a new species of whale. It's similar to the killer whale, previously only known from a beach stranding decades ago, fishing lore and tourist pictures.(Image credit: Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre)
Tags: News, Antarctica


What triggered the 100,000-year Ice Age cycle?

A slowing of ocean circulation in the waters surrounding Antarctica drastically altered the strength and more than doubled the length of global ice ages following the mid-Pleistocene transition, a new study finds.
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Everest climbers carry own waste

It’s difficult to comprehend that the outdoors experts who climb or attempt to climb Mount Everest are also responsible for trashing the place with litter and poop. According to a report by The Washington Post in 2015, sherpas remove around 26,000 pounds of human excrement from Everest each season. A BBC report drawn from a statement by the Tibetan authorities supports these findings, revealing that three clean-up operations last spring resulted in the collection of eight tons of waste, inclu...
Tags: Travel, UK, Yosemite, China, Bbc, Everest, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, The Washington Post, Mount Everest, All, National Park Service, Fodor, El Capitan, Antarctic Survey, Climbing Mount Everest


Drones: the future of ocean conservation

Unmanned systems such as drones, are increasingly used in a variety of fields — from border patrol, to cinematography to just plain showing off your cool new toy with neighbors. Thanks to rapidly improving technology, durability and artificial intelligence, these unmanned systems also show significant promise in the field of ocean conservation. Scientists can save significant time and resources by collecting data, mapping species and monitoring huge areas of ocean impossible to reach by boat. “...
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Scientists Might Finally Know Why Some Icebergs Are Bright Green

In the 18th-century English ballad The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a storm drives a sailor’s ship toward the South Pole, where he encounters all manner of fantastical sights, including floating icebergs “as green as emerald.” It may sound like author Samuel Coleridge was taking some poetic license, but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, South Pole, Icebergs, Samuel Coleridge, Green Ice


Scientists Pin Down Cause of Mysterious 'Icequakes' Shaking Antarctica

For part of the summer in parts of Antarctica, the ice melts into a swampy, slushy stew and refreezes as the temperatures rise and fall. As it melts, it generates hundreds of thousands of tiny little "icequakes."Now, scientists have captured the daily pattern of these miniature tremors using the same kind of seismographs used to detect earthquakes. They find that the icequakes are caused by the sudden snap of frozen films of ice covering pools of slush."In these ponds, there's often a layer ...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, University Of Chicago, Ross, Antarctic, McMurdo Station, U S Geological, Larsen, McMurdo, Weddell Sea, MacAyeal, Douglas MacAyeal, Becky Goodsell, Alison BanwellThe


Journey to Antarctica: Mapping Thwaites

Why mapping the sea floor in front of this glacier is so important
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Some icebergs are a glorious emerald green. Why?

While traversing the seas off of eastern Antarctica in 1988, glaciologist Stephen Warren came upon green icebergs floating in the ocean. "We never expected to see green icebergs," said Warren, noting that a deep blue hue -- not emerald green -- is commonly observed in these chunks of ice.Over three decades later, Warren and a team of researchers have put forward an explanation for these rarely seen icebergs' green hue. Their hypothesis, published Monday in the Journal of Geophysical Research...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Warren, Antarctic, JGR, Bering Strait, Southern Ocean, Antartica, Journal of Geophysical Research, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Ted Scambos, Scambos, Stephen Warren, Collin RoeslerDecades, Warren Green


Blue Ridge Parkway loses spot as most popular unit in NPS + Humpback whale washes ashore in Amazon River

Blue Ridge Parkway sees large decline in visitors, loses spot as most popular unit in the National Park Service The Blue Ridge Parkway saw a large decline in visitors in 2018, dropping from 16.1 million visitors in 2017 to 14.7 million in 2018, a decrease of 8.8 percent. Until last year, the Blue Ridge Parkway was the most visited unit in the National Park Service. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area now claims that title, with a visitation of 15.2 million people in 2018. Access to the ...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Sport, Cycling, Antarctica, Brazil, Rivers, National Park Service, Atlantic Ocean, Amazon River, Asheville NC, Western North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Newswire, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, NPS Humpback


Humans Are Taking Up a Deceptively Large Swath of Antarctica

Antarctica is huge, stretching nearly 3,500 miles at its widest extent. Despite its enormous size, however, the frozen continent features a paltry amount of habitable space—a limited resource that humans have claimed as their own to the potential detriment of the local wildlife, as new research points out. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sustainability, Antarctica, Anthropocene, Ecology, Human Impacts


Humans Are Taking Up a Surprisingly Large Swath of Antarctica

Antarctica is huge, stretching nearly 3,500 miles at its widest extent. Despite its enormous size, however, the frozen continent features a paltry amount of habitable space—a limited resource that humans have claimed as their own to the potential detriment of the local wildlife, as new research points out. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sustainability, Antarctica, Anthropocene, Ecology, Human Impacts


Where is the Eurasian pole

It turns out that the “middle of nowhere” is actually somewhere very specific. Located in the corner of China that is bordered by Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Eurasian pole of inaccessibility redefines the benchmark for “remote.” The farthest point from any sea or ocean on the planet has always been on the bucket list of geography nerds and explorers, and as the name suggests, reaching it is an adventure not without obstacles. What is a pole of inaccessibility? The poles of inacce...
Tags: Travel, Google, Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Australia, China, Russia, Unesco, Atlantic, South Dakota, New York Times, Kyrgyzstan, Arctic, Antarctica, Moscow


Human 'footprint' on Antarctica measured for first time

The full extent of the human 'footprint' on Antarctica has been revealed for the first time by new IMAS-led research which used satellite images to measure stations, huts, runways, waste sites and tourist camps at 158 locations.The study, which also included researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division and University of Wollongong, found that more than half of all large ice-free coastal areas of Antarctica have now been disturbed by human activity.
Tags: Science, Antarctica, IMAS, University of Wollongong, Antarctic Division