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Project for Largest Marine Protected Area in the Antarctica supported by CCAMLR

Project for Largest Marine Protected Area in the Antarctica supported by CCAMLR

The largest marine protected area will be created in the Ross Sea in Antarctica after member countries have agreed to resolution of turning Ross Sea into an area with special protection. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia held a meeting to decide on further steps for marine protection region in Ross Sea. The largest marine protected region will cover nearly 1.55 million square kilometers.

Morgan Foundation accuses government of ‘cooking books’ over climate

Morgan Foundation accuses government of ‘cooking books’ over climate

The Morgan Foundation has once again accused the government of cheating the public over its climate change commitments; this time over the controversial forestry accounting rules.

In its latest “Climate Cheats” report, titled Cook the Books, the foundation argued that a proposed rule change that aims to wipe out an estimated 79 million tones of excess greenhouse gas emissions is nothing else than cooking the books.

Rising Temperature Taking Toll on Old Arctic Ice: Research

Rising Temperature Taking Toll on Old Arctic Ice: Research

Rising temperatures are leading to serious consequences for the Arctic region as old ice is rapidly melting. As 2016 has been one of the hottest years on record in terms of average temperature, ice melting has reached another multi-decade high. Researchers and climatologists have warned over the past many years about melting ice in the Arctic region. However, the new research has suggested that old ice is melting and this could lead to long term loss for ice sheet in the arctic region.

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Ross Sea will be World's Largest Marine Reserve after landmark agreement

Agreement reached on Ross Sea as World's Largest Marine Reserve

Ross Sea is home to some of the rare species facing decline in habitat in other parts of the world. The efforts to setup Ross Sea in Antarctic region have been ongoing for past many years but the major roadblock was created by Russia. Finally, an agreement has been signed by many countries to setup Ross Sea as marine reserve. After the agreement to setup Ross Sea in Antarctica as protected area, there will be a ban on wildlife or mineral extraction in the region.

Antarctica’s Ross Sea will be World’s Largest Marine Reserve after Multinational Agreement

Antarctica’s Ross Sea will be World’s Largest Marine Reserve after Multinational Agreement

Frozen continent Antarctica’s Ross Sea area has became the world’s largest protected marine area, thanks to a multi-national agreement that aims to preserve one of the most immaculate ecosystems on our planet.

The proposed marine reserve covers an area roughly twice the size of Texas. More precisely, it covers more than 1.55 million sq. kilometers, with nearly three-quarters of it being covered by a blanket ban on commercial fishing. In the remaining area, commercial fishing is allowed with some stipulations.

Researchers link comet impact to rise of mammals

Researchers link comet impact to rise of mammals

A new study conducted by a team of American researchers has outlined new evidence for the theory that links a comet impact to an ancient rapid phase of global warming and rise of mammals.

Ancient comet impacts had profound effects on our planet's ecosystems. For instance, an asteroid that slammed into Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico nearly 66 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Hurricane Matthew causes minor damages to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Hurricane Matthew causes minor damages to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The recent category 4 Hurricane Matthew forced its way into Florida’s east coast, posing a real threat to military and commercial facilities at Cape Canaveral. But, the damage it caused was far less than what many had feared prior to its arrival.

The powerful hurricane on Oct. 6 brought winds of 90 miles per hour (mph), with top surface wind gusting as fast as 107 mph. It forced NASA to temporarily close its Kennedy Space Center (KSC). However, the hurricane ended up into the Atlantic, taking a course away from KSC.

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Liberals and conservatives see impacts of climate change very differently: survey

Liberals and conservatives see impacts of climate change very differently: survey

Republicans and Democrats have a double sided view of the impacts of climate change
A fresh report from the Pew Research Center has revealed that liberals and conservatives are worlds apart when it comes to the science of climate change, its causes, impacts of climate change and what can be done to tackle it.

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Alaska lawmakers on lookout for potential presidential decrees blocking fishing and drilling in ocean waters

Alaska lawmakers on lookout for potential presidential decrees blocking fishing and drilling in ocean waters

Lawmakers in Alaska are looking forward for likely presidential decree that may impose a ban on fishing and drilling in the ocean waters statewide.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and others have come up with legislation that as per them could halt upcoming presidents from taking benefit of a 110-year-old law — the Antiquities Act — to obtain lands and waters for fresh environmental protections. But, the likelihood of a fresh federal legislation to restrain executive powers during the term of President Barack Obama has passed.

Injecting wastewater from oil and gas activities underground caused 2012 Texas earthquake: Study

Injecting wastewater from oil and gas activities underground caused 2012 Texas earthquake: Study

An earthquake of the 4.8 magnitude that caused massive destruction in Texas in 2012 happened due to human activity. Scientists have said that injection of large volumes of wastewater from oil and gas activities underground was responsible for the earthquake that destructed buildings and severely affected residents near the town of Timpson, Texas.

Study’s lead researcher William Ellsworth from Stanford University and team have taken the help of remote sensing technique known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to reach at the conclusion.

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