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Ongoing climate conference aims to put Paris Agreement into action

Ongoing climate conference aims to put Paris Agreement into action

Pushing ahead with the landmark Paris Agreement, leaders from 195 countries are meeting in Morocco to discuss new ways to slash greenhouse gas emissions to tackle global warming and climate change.

It is the first climate change meeting of world leaders under the U.N. umbrella since the Paris Agreement was endorsed at last year’s climate change conference. The ongoing conference (COP 22) started on Monday and will run through November 18th.

Canadian military investigating mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Canadian military investigating mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Canadian military officials have confirmed that a strange pinging sound coming from the sea floor in an isolated region of the Arctic is under investigation.

The mysterious sound is coming from the sea floor in the remote Arctic waters of the Fury & Hecla Strait, adjacent to Canada’s least populated province Nunavut. Local people reported that the strange sound is scaring animals away.

A military aircraft carried out numerous multi-sensor searches in the remote area, but failed to explain the precise cause of the acoustic anomalies.

I hope Trump doesn’t win: Brazilian Environment Minister Filho

I hope Trump doesn’t win: Brazilian environment minister says

While many believe that the United States will continue to support climate action regardless of who becomes the nation’s next president, some believe that efforts to tackle climate change will suffer in case Republican candidate Donald Trump wins.

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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