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Sudden and Rapid Ice Loss Discovered in Antarctica
glacier
May 21st, 2015
Massive glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula suddenly started to crumble and melt in 2009.
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Million-Year-Old Bubbles Reveal Antarctica's Oldest Climate Snapshot
Antarctica
May 11th, 2015
Timeworn Antarctica ice suggests a strong link between carbon dioxide levels and glacial cycles for the past million years.
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California’s Forests Have Become Climate Polluters
The Zaca Fire in Santa Barbara County
April 29th, 2015
An emerging body of research shows that greenhouse gases are billowing out of the state’s woodlands.
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Antarctic Ice Shelf in Last Throes of Collapse
icebergs
May 15th, 2015
A vast Antarctica ice shelf that partly collapsed in 2002 has only a few years left before it fully disappears.
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Cranky Parrots? Weird Island Animals Described in Long-Lost Report
animals, mauritius, birds, ecology
May 7th, 2015
A newly translated report reveals the dodo bird was not the only wacky animal inhabitant of the island of Mauritius: Bad-tempered parrots, wart-faced pigeons and several other now-extinct but noteworthy indigenous animals called this land home.
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Climate Deniers to Pope Francis: 'There Is No Global Warming Crisis'
pope francis
April 27th, 2015
As Pope Francis prepares a historic document to make environmental issues a priority for Catholics, a group of climate-change deniers is trying to convince the pontiff this week that global warming is nothing to worry about.
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Fading Gems: 10 Places to Visit Before They're Gone
Glacier National Park
April 22nd, 2015
Earth Day is a time to celebrate and protect this pale blue dot we call home. But some of its crown jewels may not always be there. Here are 10 amazing places to visit before it's too late.
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Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below
Larsen C ice shelf
May 12th, 2015
The remaining Larsen C ice shelf is melting from more than just toasty air. The Larsen C is also disappearing due to warming in the ocean.
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In Images: Wacky Animals That Lived on Mauritius
animals, mauritius, birds, ecology
May 7th, 2015
The dodo bird likely had some company on the Mauritius Island, say researchers who found writings about bad-tempered parrots and warty pigeons, among other descriptions of island life in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Songbirds Emerge for Spring, But Is the Timing Off? (Essay)
Gray catbirds, global warming, climate change
April 23rd, 2015
Spring is here, but subtle shifts in timing are having not-so-subtle impacts on wildlife.
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