Environment

Yet another Antarctic ice mass is becoming destabilized, scientists report

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Washington Post - The troubling news continues this week for the Antarctic peninsula region, which juts out from the icy continent.
 
Last week, scientists documented threats to the Larsen C and the remainder of the Larsen B ice shelf (most of which collapsed in 2002).
 

Here's what two scientists think it will take to save the planet

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Business Insider - Edward O Wilson made his name by arguing that two apparently disparate things – human society and the natural world – are governed by the same principles. Sean B Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. So what happened when these two scientists were brought together? They decided to unify all of biology.
 

Global carbon dioxide levels topped 400 ppm throughout March in unprecedented milestone

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Huffington Post - Average global levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 parts per million, or ppm, through all of March 2015 -- the first time that has happened for an entire month since record keeping first began, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 

It's open season on Patagonia's voracious, disruptive ... beavers?

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PRI.org - Even furry, seemingly friendly creatures like beavers can become big problems when dropped into an ecosystem with no predators to keep them in balance.
 

Agency proposes lifting most humpback whales' protections

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AP - The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list, saying they have rebounded after 45 years of protections.
 

The Grand Canyon is getting a mall

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Daily Beast - If a collective of big money investment interests have their way, the 5 million people who flock to the Grand Canyon’s breathtaking vistas every year will also soon be able to get in some shopping and catch a film on an IMAX theatre built right on top of the canyon’s rim.
 

Record heat in Antarctica

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Mongabay.com - The temperature at a base in Antarctica hit a record high last week, reports Weather Underground. 
 

Socioenvironmental catastrophe emerges from the ashes of Patagonia’s forests

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IPS News - In the wake of the fire that destroyed more than 34,000 hectares of forests, some of them ancient, in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region, the authorities will have to put out flames that are no less serious: the new socio-environmental catastrophe that will emerge from the ashes.
 

Glacial melting In Antarctica makes continent the 'ground zero of global climate change'

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AP - From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth.
 

Giant fire engulfs Argentina's Patagonia region

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AFP - A giant fire ravaged huge swaths of forest in Argentina's Patagonia region on Friday, threatening to engulf villages and a national park with thousand-year-old trees.
 
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