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People are using the viral '10-year challenge' as a stark warning about what's happening to our planet

Social media feeds are currently filled with "10-year challenge" posts that juxtapose users' photos from 2009 and 2019. Environmental activists are using the trend to draw attention to how much Earth has changed in the last 10 years, posting side-by-side images of our planet's recent transformation. This year has started off with a slew of depressing news about climate change: Last year was the hottest year on record for the world's oceans (which are also warming up faster than we thought), an...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Earth, Alaska, Antarctica, Switzerland, North, Greenland, Antarctic, Reuters, Antarctic Ice Sheet, South Florida, Rhone, Pedersen Glacier, Muir Glacier, SDG Academy


The climate change winners and losers in Antarctica's animal kingdom

Climate change creates many "losers" on this planet, but there could be a few "winners" in the animal kingdom, too, according to a new study in Thursday's Frontiers in Marine Science.
Tags: Cnn, Antarctica


America’s most stunning jerks are flocking to your national parks. Who are they?

Like an unlocked museum, national parks have been left largely defenseless during the most recent government shutdown, allowing scoundrels and cheats to tramp over unstaffed lands. While much of the federal government is funded during the longest-ever shutdown, the national parks aren't. Yet in 2018, the Trump administration made the unusual — and possibly illegal — decision to keep many of the nation's crown jewels operating with skeleton crews. Destruction, mounds of litter, and vand...
Tags: Science, America, Antarctica, Smithsonian, Birmingham, Donald Trump, James, Freud, National Park Service, University Of Alabama, Trump, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Joshua, Park Service, Jon Jarvis, Michigan State University


America’s most stunning jerks are flocking to your national parks. Who are they?

Like an unlocked museum, national parks have been left largely defenseless during the most recent government shutdown, allowing scoundrels and cheats to tramp over unstaffed lands. While much of the federal government is funded during the longest-ever shutdown, the national parks aren't. Yet in late 2018, the Trump administration made the unusual -- and possibly illegal -- decision to keep many of the nation's crown jewels operating with skeleton crews. Destruction, mounds of litter, a...
Tags: Science, America, Antarctica, Smithsonian, Donald Trump, James, Freud, National Park Service, University Of Alabama, Trump, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Joshua, Park Service, Jon Jarvis, Michigan State University, Joshua Tree


A study shows an increase of permafrost temperature at a global scale

Permafrost, is an element of the cryosphere which has not been as much studied as other soils like glaciers or marine ice. Now, for the first time, a review of the state of permafrost on Earth has been carried out thanks to the data analysis of more than 120 drillings distributed around the Arctic and the Antarctica, as well as in mountains and high plains worldwide.
Tags: Science, Earth, Arctic, Antarctica


Antarctic ice is melting six times faster + Volkswagen invests in electric vehicle plant

Volkswagen to invest $800 million in new Chattanooga electric vehicle plant Chattanooga, Tennessee will be home to a Volkswagen electric vehicle manufacturing plant. It will be the first manufacturing facility in North America to make vehicles using Volkswagen’s modular electric toolkit chassis. The $800 million investment will add 1,000 new jobs. Volkswagen says that it will build a new 7-seater electric SUV and will also offer the ID. BUZZ1 in North America, an electric concept version of th...
Tags: Environment, Sport, Pennsylvania, Cycling, Vw, Antarctica, Volkswagen, North America, Usa Today, Chattanooga, Jacksonville, Issues, Antarctic, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, National Academy of Sciences, USATF


Earth's Tilt May Exacerbate a Melting Antarctic

As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica's ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis. New research finds that over 30 million years of history, Antarctica's ice sheets responded most strongly to the angle of Earth's tilt on its axis when the ice extends into the oceans, interacting with currents that can bring warm water lapping at their margins and ...
Tags: Science, Earth, Levy, Antarctica, New Zealand, Antarctic, University of Wisconsin Madison, Meyers, Nature Geoscience, Stephen Meyers, Richard Levy, Antarctic sea ice, Larsen Ice Shelf, GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington


A View From The Palmer Research Station In Antarctica

David Greene talks to marine biologist James McClintock about how warming temperatures are impacting glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula, and consequences of a global rise in sea level.
Tags: News, Antarctica, David Greene, Antarctic Peninsula, James McClintock


My 2019 Goals in Life and Travel

This post is probably a couple of weeks overdue, but I wasn’t mentally ready yet to tackle it. Posts like this one require a great deal of emotional energy and, frankly, I haven’t been up to it lately. But it’s something I need to do for myself, if no one else as it really does help me organize my thoughts and get ready for a new year. It’s far too easy to fall into familiar and comfortable routines, at least it is for me, but by starting out the year with a clear roadmap – or at least a solid ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Australia, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Portugal, Arctic, Antarctica, Switzerland, Tasmania, Rwanda, Galapagos, Western Europe, Top Travel Tips


Yurts So Good

A busy 2018 is done and its time for the holiday I began booking before I left on the last one. When my father mentioned the only place overseas he is interested in visiting was Antarctica I began investigating how to make it happen. As it turns out t
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Antarctica is losing six times more ice mass than it did 40 years ago

So Antarctica is apparently losing six times more ice than in did 40 years ago.            [Author: Buzz60]
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Solo Female Travel in Antarctica: I Did It and Loved It!

Is it even possible to travel in Antarctica as a solo female? Absolutely! I did so and I’m very proud that I’ve now traveled solo on all seven continents. Now, I’m not talking about actually going to Antarctica completely alone, on a raft, without any support. That would be suicidal. The only people who get left alone in Antarctica are scientists, and they have extensive training and support to keep them safe. FYI: You are not a scientist. I’m talking about booking a spot on an expedition cruis...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, New York, Featured, Blog, Earth, Antarctica, New Orleans, North America, Ushuaia, Don, Leanne, Punta Arenas Chile, Ushuaia Argentina, Antarctica Antarctica, Australia Hong Kong the Netherlands


Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study

Overall, the scientists said that the melt of Antarctica added water equivalent to 13.2 millimeters (0.5 inch) of sea level rise over the past four decades. "As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-metre sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries" with continued man-made global warming, he wrote in a statement. Global sea levels have risen about 20 centimeters (8 inches) in the past century and many other studies have shown a faster thaw from Greenland to...
Tags: Florida, Science, London, Antarctica, Bangladesh, Greenland, Antarctic


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 new study. Glaciologists additionally found that the accelerated melting caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch during that time.
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This Part of Antarctica Was Not Supposed to Be Shrinking

When scientists talk about Antarctic melting, they’re usually referring to West Antarctica, where giant coastal glaciers are shedding incredible amounts of water. But across the Transantarctic mountains to the east, there’s a much larger mantle of ice that’s generally thought to be keeping its chill. A new study,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Antarctica, Glaciers, Antarctic, East Antarctica, West Antarctica, Sleeping Giants, Cryosphere, Ice On Thin Ice, Transantarctic


Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Antarctica


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica — home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth — isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting, are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, South Pole, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica -- home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth -- isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis, Antartica, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory


Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: study

Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on Monday. Already, Antarctic melting has raised global sea levels more than half an inch (1.4 centimeters) between 1979 and 2017, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. "As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect mul...
Tags: Science, US, Antarctica, Antarctic, National Academy of Sciences PNAS, Rignot


Antarctica ice melt has accelerated by 280% in the last 4 decades

A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message -- that our planet's ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels.
Tags: Cnn, Antarctica


Neutrino Detector Sizes are Measured in Cubic Kilometers

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino observatory constructed at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Its thousands of sensors are located under the Antarctic ice,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Antarctica, Antarctic, IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Amundsen, Scott South Pole Station


UCI/JPL study: 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 caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch during that time.
Tags: Antarctica, Netherlands Utrecht University, UCI JPL, National Academy of Sciences Glaciologists, University of California Irvine NASA


Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alter the world's coastlines. New research matches the geologic record of Antarctica's ice with the periodic astronomical motions of the Earth.
Tags: Science, Earth, Antarctica, Antarctic


‘I’ve got four kids and a job - if I can race solo to the south pole, any woman can’

Wendy Searle managed Louis Rudd’s Antarctic triumph. Now she is planning her own epic 700-mile race across the frozen wastesWhen Louis Rudd crossed the finishing line of his 925-mile solo trek across Antarctica last month, the first person he contacted was Wendy Searle. “I’ve done it!!!!” the army captain texted her.It was the news that the 41-year-old Searle, a Ministry of Defence civil servant and Rudd’s expedition leader, had spent sleepless nights waiting for. “I’d known he was going to do i...
Tags: UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Antarctica, Polar regions, Rudd, Adventure Travel, Antarctic, Searle, Louis Rudd, Wendy Searle


We tried the 1,250-calorie survival bar that powered Colin O'Brady's record-shattering 932-mile solo journey across Antarctica

Colin O'Brady recently became the first person to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by kites or resupplies. In his sled of food and gear, he brought a special nutrition bar called a Colin Bar. He ate 4,000 calories worth of the stuff every day.  We tasted the bar and found it impressively palatable, but it had some strange flavors. When American adventurer Colin O'Brady set out to become the first human to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by resupply or any wind-gathering kite, he knew a specia...
Tags: Instagram, US, Trends, Antarctica, Manhattan, Greenland, Buddhist, Brady, Power Bar, Colin O Brady, Colin Bars, Standard Process, Jenna Besaw, Peter Kotecki, O Brady Standard Process, Colin Bar


These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

Photo: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution; Illustrated by Mallory Heyer. The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two frozen Jimmy Dean sausage patties. Welcome to winter, everyone!Unless you're off to Gstaad for a spot of skiing with Mitzi and Lance, there's really only way to get through the sub-zero temps and slippery surfaces: a good old-fashioned movie night, served up with a ro...
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Best places to travel this February

Though for much of the world February is the cold, barren home stretch of winter, it’s also one of the cheapest times of the year to travel since everyone is still feeling the burn in their wallets left by the holiday season. Well, what are a few extra hundred bucks on the Amex if it means killer flight deals and almost no crowds? While Carnival and Mardi Gras fall in early March this year, plenty of Carribean destinations will be kicking off their celebrations early in February, giving you a...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hollywood, Travel Planning, Kentucky, Oregon, La, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Antarctica, Finland, Willamette, Nye, Vancouver, Lapland, Vietnam


Tips on travel to Antarctica

A mere hundred years ago, going to Antarctica was exclusively the realm of hardened, grizzled explorers who didn’t mind being away from home for years and losing a toe or three. Flash forward to 2019, and you’ve got ships with wine pairing dinners and butler service making dozens of trips there a year. Though getting there’s not cheap, the White Continent is now fully accessible to anyone who can afford it. But it’s still not as simple as taking a 10-day tour around the Caribbean. Because Ant...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Travel Planning, Chicago, Netflix, Chile, North Dakota, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Argentina, Siberia, South America, Drake, Francis, Kia, Key West


The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi


The Tao of Not Traveling

At seventeen years old, I set out from home on my own for the first time. I was gone for ten months on a trip which took me around the globe in a northwestward fashion, at once both slowly closing and widening the gap that separated me from my parent’s farm in Manitoba, Canada. There was no great mystery in the trip – it was of a determinate length and I knew beforehand, more or less, the countries I would be passing through. What made it something notable to me was that the furthest I had gone...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Featured, Greece, Mexico, India, Africa, Spain, Rome, Canada, Mexico City, Portugal, Antarctica, Vatican, Jesus