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East Antarctica’s Sleeping Giant Awakes – Discover Magazine


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East Antarctica's Sleeping Giant Awakes
Discover Magazine
Along Antarctica's west coast near the Amundsen Sea, great white glaciers the size of U.S. states slowly slide into the ocean. In the early '80s, scientists dubbed it the continent's “weak underbelly” after learning that ice here — which helps hold
Melt-rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperaturesScience Daily
Scientists find 'natural pulses' in recent melting of West Antarctic ice sheetCarbon Brief

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Community vs. company: A tiny town in Ecuador battles a palm oil giant

In 2000, palm oil company Energy & Palma bought some land in the district of Esmeraldas in northern Ecuador. This land is home to the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Wimbi, a town of some 400 people sett…

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Giant iceberg that broke off Antarctica is now stuck, potentially posing a threat – Fox News


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Giant iceberg that broke off Antarctica is now stuck, potentially posing a threat
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One year ago, a massive iceberg the size of Delaware broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, triggering concerns about how the event could impact shipping routes and sea levels. The 2,240-square-mile iceberg only traveled about 27 miles …

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Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps – Express.co.uk


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Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps
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A team of international scientists has discovered a source of intense volcanic heat beneath Antarctica's fastest-melting ice sheet. Professor Karen Heywood from the University of East Anglia, who took part in a 2014 expedition to the icy continent
UEA scientists in Antarctica volcanic heat discoveryNorfolk Eastern Daily Press
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in trouble – but the ground beneath it may buy some timeSource
Active Volcanic Source Discovered Under Antarctic GlacierIFLScience
EurekAlert (press release)
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Palm oil giant still linked to Indonesia logging: Greenpeace

The world’s largest palm oil trader is still linked to deforestation in Indonesia despite committing five years ago to stop logging the archipelago’s vast tracts of jungle, Greenpeace said Monday. Singapore-listed Wilmar International has close family ties …

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In pursuit of traceability, palm oil giant tests GPS-based solution

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the world’s biggest palm oil companies, is testing new GPS-based technology to establish traceability for the palm oil it sources from third-party mills in Indonesia. GAR says it has already achieved traceability, down …

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Saudi oil giant Aramco may be more profitable than Apple, according to disputed financial leak

A leak of financial information potentially reveals one of the most closely guarded secrets in the energy industry: key metrics for Saudi oil giant Aramco. According to information viewed by Bloomberg News, Aramco earned $ 33.8 billion in the second quarter …

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A giant oil tanker is on fire and could explode in the East China Sea

An oil leak into the East China Sea could also have a serious effect on the waterfront’s wildlife. If the ship does not sink, the environmental impact would be much more limited. The Chinese government said it has not found evidence of a “large-scale” oil …

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Epic Timelapse Shows The Breaking of a Giant Iceberg in Antarctica – ScienceAlert

Epic Timelapse Shows The Breaking of a Giant Iceberg in Antarctica
ScienceAlert
In July, a huge crack in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf calved the third-largest iceberg in recorded history. The scale of the giant ice block, dubbed A-68, is truly awesome: roughly the area of Delaware, the mass of 5.6 Mount Everests, and voluminous

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The Giant Iceberg That Broke off Antarctica Has Disintegrated Into Pieces, Raising Major Concerns Among Scientists – Newsweek


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The Giant Iceberg That Broke off Antarctica Has Disintegrated Into Pieces, Raising Major Concerns Among Scientists
Newsweek
Antarctica's fastest-melting glacier had an iceberg break off more than two months ago. That iceberg—around 100 square miles—disintegrated into several smaller icebergs in a pattern scientists did not expect. An animation using satellite images of
Incredible footage of Irishman breaking world record run across Antarctic glacierIrish Post
Giant Iceberg Four Times The Size Of Manhattan Is Breaking Off From Pine Island Glacier In AntarcticaThe Inquisitr

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