Environment

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Antarctica’s ocean-front glaciers are retreating, according to a new satellite survey that raises additional concerns about the massive continent’s potential contribution to rising sea levels.   Antarctica, which contains enough ice to raise the oceans by about 200 feet (60 meters), is a continent of ice that flows outward to the ocean at numerous large
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Last year, Japan’s central government completed a 35 billion yen (approximately $320 million) underground ice wall. Over 38 metres (100 feet) deep and nearly 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) long, the structure is meant to stop groundwater from mixing with the radioactive water leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was severely damaged in 2011
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Many Europeans have been assessing the damage from the recent wintery weather dramatically nicknamed the “Beast from the East“. But people visiting certain parts of the English coast found a particularly unwelcome surprise.   Thousands of dead starfish and other sea creatures were washed up along the shores in Kent and East Yorkshire, creating surreal
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Since humans started to think about the impacts of their industry on the planet, they tried to repair some of the worst damages they caused, restoring ecosystems or reintroducing species that may otherwise have gone extinct.   Now, a new study suggests that while many ecosystems do make progress toward recovery thanks to human intervention,
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A Stanford University professor who has argued that the US can power itself entirely with renewable energy by the middle of the century, said Thursday that he’s withdrawing a multimillion-dollar libel suit he brought against an academic critic.   Mark Jacobson’s announcement came shortly after a hearing in the lawsuit in a DC court this week. Last year, Jacobson