Antarctica’s King Penguins Must Move or Risk Death Because of Climate Change, Study Says – The Weather Channel

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Feb 282018
 

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Antarctica's King Penguins Must Move or Risk Death Because of Climate Change, Study Says
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Antarctica's king penguins are facing many perils by the turn of the century as a result of climate change and must either move or risk death, a new study says. The study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change found that 70 percent of
Move or die: Global warming threatens Antarctica's King penguinsUSA TODAY
Antarctica's king penguins 'could disappear' by the end of the …The Guardian
Antarctica's King Penguins Could Vanish by 2100 if They Don't RelocateNewsweek
Eagle-Tribune –NEWS.com.au –Deutsche Welle –Nature
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Ocean ‘dead zones’ have quadrupled because of climate change

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Jan 112018
 

Researchers warned in a new study that oxygen-starved ocean “dead zones,” where animals and plants are struggling to survive, have increased fourfold may not be reversible. Growing “dead zones” are a symptom of climate change according the study …

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East Antarctica’s biggest glacier lost ice because of warm water and … – The Verge

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Nov 022017
 

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East Antarctica's biggest glacier lost ice because of warm water and …
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Totten Glacier is 'sort of the canary in the coal mine'
Wind Is Driving Rapid Melting in Antarctica's Biggest Glacier | WIREDWIRED
Antarctica's Winds Increasing Risk of Sea Level Rise from Massive Totten GlacierInsideClimate News
Wind may be driving the melting of East Antarctica's largest glacierScience News
Inverse –Phys.Org –HuffPost UK –Science Advances
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The UAE Has Become A Cleantech Hub, Because Leadership (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

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Oct 172017
 

It’s very easy to slam oil & gas giants for their role in global emissions and their hesitance to give up luxurious lifestyles and steady revenue streams — not to mention conspiratorial tricks and scams when those are at play, which they sometimes are. But there are also a couple of things to consider

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Antarctica has way more penguins than scientists thought, which is great, because penguins – Mashable

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Mar 172017
 

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Antarctica has way more penguins than scientists thought, which is great, because penguins
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Nearly six million of the tuxedoed penguins may live in East Antarctica, more than double the previous count of 2.3 million birds, scientists said on Thursday. The new data is exciting—more penguins! However, there are some concerns about the bigger …
3.6 Million More Penguins Live in Antarctica Than ThoughtNational Geographic
Scientists Miscalculate Antarctica's Penguin Population By 3.6MHuffington Post Australia
Adelie penguin numbers jump due to counting method change – ABCABC Online
Daily Sabah –Business Insider Australia –Latin American Herald Tribune
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Scientists nearly double sea level rise projections for 2100, because of Antarctica – Washington Post

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Mar 302016
 

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Scientists nearly double sea level rise projections for 2100, because of Antarctica
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Antarctica. Scientists behind a new study published in the journal Nature used sophisticated computer models to decipher a longstanding riddle about how the massive, mostly uninhabited continent surrendered so much ice during previous warm periods on …
Antarctica at Risk of Runaway Melting, Scientists DiscoverClimate Central
New model shows Antarctica alone could raise sea level a meter by 2100Ars Technica
Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt RapidlyNew York Times
Motherboard –ABC Online –TIME
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Why Send Antarctica More Ice? Because, Science. – OnEarth Magazine

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Jun 042015
 

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Why Send Antarctica More Ice? Because, Science.
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A seed bank in the Arctic Circle that aims to preserve the genetic resources for food in the event of a global agriculture crisis has been all over the news lately. But I'm here to discuss another massive freezer—one in the Southern Hemisphere
Did West Antarctica's ice fall into the sea 120000 years ago?Ars Technica (blog)
Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New High In Mayreportingclimatescience.com

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USF expedition to Antarctica in jeopardy because of government shutdown – Tampabay.com (blog)

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Oct 202013
 

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USF expedition to Antarctica in jeopardy because of government shutdown
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An inflatable boat carries tourists past an iceberg along the Antarctic Peninsula, where USF researchers were scheduled to visit. However, the U.S. government shutdown, which ended early Thursday, still is threatening to cancel the USF expeditions.
US Government Shutdown Forces Closure of Antarctica Research StationsVoice of America
Science resumes in Antarctica, but shutdown's impact remainsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Scientific research has been on hold since shutdownFort Worth Star Telegram
Best Movies Ever Entertainment News –New York Times (blog) –Politico
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Germany has more solar power because everyone wins

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Feb 102013
 
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Suddenly everyone knows about Germany’s solar power dominance because Fox Newsheads made an ass of themselves, suggesting that the country is a sunny, tropical paradise. Most media folks have figured out that there are some monster differences in policy (e.g., a feed-in tariff), but then latch on to the “Germans pay a lot extra” meme.  Germans do, and are perfectly happy with it, but that’s still not the story.

The real reason Germany dominates in solar (and wind) is its commitment to democratizing energy.

Half of the country’s renewable power is owned by ordinary Germans, because that wonky sounding feed-in tariff (often known as a CLEAN Contract Program in America) makes it ridiculously simple and safe for people to park their money in generating solar electricity on their roof instead of making pennies in interest at the bank.

It also makes the country’s “energy change” movement politically bulletproof. Germans aren’t tree-hugging wackos giving up double mochas for wind turbines, they are investing by the tens of thousand in a clean energy future that is putting money back in their pockets and creating well over 300,000 new jobs (at last count).  Their policy makes solar cost half as much to install as it does in America, where the free market’s red tape can’t compete with their “socialist” efficiency.

Fox News’ gaffe about sunshine helps others paper over the real tragedy of American energy policy. In a country founded on the concept of self-reliance (goodbye, tea imports!), we finance clean energy with tax credits that make wind and solar reliant on Wall Street instead of Main Street. We largely preclude participation by the ordinary citizen unless they give up ownership of their renewable energy system to a leasing company. We make clean energy a complicated alternative to business as usual, while the cloudy, windless Germans make the energy system of the future by making it stupid easy and financially rewarding.

I’m all for pounding the faithless fools of Fox, but let’s learn the real secret to German energy engineering and start making democratic energy in America.

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