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Marine Life Trapped in Antarctic Ice Helps Solve an Ice Age Puzzle

[By Chris Turney and Chris Fogwill] Evidence of minute amounts of marine life in an ancient Antarctic ice sheet helps explain a...

How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

By The Conversation 07-05-2020 11:19:09

Posted in: Piracy

In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warn...

Record Temperatures and Record Low Sea Ice in Siberian Arctic

[By Mark Serreze] The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first da...

Study: Southern Ocean is One of the Most Pristine Places on Earth

[By Kathryn Moore, Jun Uetake and Thomas Hill] The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open water that encircles the entire planet...

Op-Ed: Recovering Titanic's Radio Would Create a Dangerous Precedent

[By Helen Farr and Fraser Sturt] The RMS Titanic’s Marconi radio was last used to make distress calls from the North Atla...

Advanced Cyclone Forecasting is Saving Thousands of Lives

[By Hannah Cloke] On May 18, a massive tropical cyclone with sustained winds of nearly 150 miles per hour was barrelling across...

When Does it Make Sense to Undam a River?

[By Jon Honea] Across the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for drinking and irrigation, control fl...

Climate Options: Seawalls, Flooding or Emissions Cuts?

[By Hannah Cloke] Climate change, it’s fair to say, is complicated. And it’s big. One of the main challenges of res...

Searching for the Birthplace of Sharks

[By Hannah Verkamp] If you have a toddler, or if you encountered one in the last year, you’ve almost certainly experience...

Climate Change is Making Severe Drought More Common in Australia

[By Nicky Wright, Bethany Ellis and Prof. Nerilie Abram] Weather-wise, 2019 was a crazy way to end a decade. Fires spread...

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