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Sight-seeing flights to Antarctica now depart from Hobart, Tas – Better Homes and Gardens


Better Homes and Gardens

Sight-seeing flights to Antarctica now depart from Hobart, Tas
Better Homes and Gardens
Antarctica is the southern-most continent on the earth and the site of the south pole. Virtually uninhabited, the ice-covered landmass is known for the Lemaire Channel, amazing passageways guarded by ice-bergs, Shackleton's Hut, Gentoo penguins and …

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More methane: Interior eases rules curbing leaks from oil and gas leases on federal land

In the fourth rollback of a major federal climate rule in less than two months, the Interior Department eased requirements Tuesday that oil and gas firms operating on federal and tribal land capture t…

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How energy companies set off earthquakes miles away from their waste dumps

Most induced earthquakes are not a result of fracking itself but wastewater generated at the oil and gas wells. Some of that water can be reused or treated. The rest is buried in wells. Earthquakes oc…

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Chilling warnings from Antarctica – Financial Times


Financial Times

Chilling warnings from Antarctica
Financial Times
Antarctica is suddenly hot. As the continent inspires new fascination, shipyards worldwide are racing to build $ 100m ice-strengthened cruise vessels offering unprecedented luxuries for voyages to the planet's ultimate getaway. Landing on a pristine

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Antarctica EXPOSED? Google Earth ‘uncovers ancient city’ emerging from melting snow – Daily Star


Daily Star

Antarctica EXPOSED? Google Earth 'uncovers ancient city' emerging from melting snow
Daily Star
In footage posted by Blake and Brett Cousins – of thirdphaseofmoon – dozens of apparent structures can be seen lined up in a formation. Each one seems near-identical and the combined group measures almost 2,000 metres in length. To make things even …

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Penguins swim to Antarctica and back from New Zealand – The Hindu


The Hindu

Penguins swim to Antarctica and back from New Zealand
The Hindu
Each year in December, penguins with long blonde eyebrows swim away from the shores of New Zealand for a two-month marathon swim halfway to Antarctica and back. The breathtaking distance was recorded by researchers, who for the first time managed …

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The race is on to find a way to use drones to detect methane leaks from oil and gas pipelines

Editor’s Note: ‘Our Colorado’ stories help natives and newcomers navigate the challenges related to our rapidly growing state, including real estate and development, homelessness, transportation and m…

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From Antarctica’s vast stretches of melting ice, three 26-year-olds learn crucial lessons on climate change – YourStory.com


YourStory.com

From Antarctica's vast stretches of melting ice, three 26-year-olds learn crucial lessons on climate change
YourStory.com
Did you know that Antarctica is melting at a speed three times faster than a decade ago? According to a recent study published in Nature, the melting of ice sheets in the continent has tripled since 2007, contributing to rising sea levels – a direct

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California cannot let Trump’s attacks detract from our environmental diligence

This month, it took steps to open 1.6 million acres of public land in the state to oil drilling and fracking. In January … another spill like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexic…

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Tropical birds benefit from more forest by rivers in oil palm areas

Protected riverbank habitats within areas of oil palm cultivation can play a key role in reducing the negative impacts on tropical bird numbers but need to be increased in size, new research from the …

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