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Changing Glaciers and Shifting Attitudes

Changing Glaciers and Shifting Attitudes

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2013 12

Giant-sized, creaky and cold, glaciers have always intrigued me. Ancient beings, they measure their time in the thousands of years, in a way that we humans have little experience understanding. That’s why, wherever I

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Alaska Residents Face Sudden Flood Surges at Mendenhall Glacier

Alaska Residents Face Sudden Flood Surges at Mendenhall Glacier

Emily Deemer July 25, 2013 0

For the past three years, residents of Juneau, Alaska have been dealing with a new problem of glacial proportions – their treasured Mendenhall Glacier, 14 miles north of downtown Juneau, has exhibited sudden, torrential

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Beat the Heat: Five Minutes on an Antarctica Icebreaker

Beat the Heat: Five Minutes on an Antarctica Icebreaker

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 23, 2013 6

I didn’t need the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to jump-start my dreams of Antarctica ice. According to that agency in a recent report, global average temperatures in June 2013 were the fifth

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An Iceberg Larger than Chicago is Born in Antarctica

An Iceberg Larger than Chicago is Born in Antarctica

Emily Deemer July 12, 2013 0

Breaking news in Antarctica this week: the  2-year-old crack in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier (nicknamed PIG) has finally given out.  The PIG calved a new  iceberg larger than the city of Chicago in the Amundsen

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New Study Shows an Ice-Free Arctic Soon, But We Still Debate Whether Climate Change Models Can Be Trusted

New Study Shows an Ice-Free Arctic Soon, But We Still Debate Whether Climate Change Models Can Be Trusted

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 2, 2013 11

The Arctic Ocean could be free of summer sea ice as soon as sometime in this decade, and it’s extremely likely by 2050, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Reviving Extinct Animals: a Tool for Fighting Global Warming?

Reviving Extinct Animals: a Tool for Fighting Global Warming?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 16, 2013 22

When National Geographic magazine came out with their cover story on de-extinction in April 2013, it set off quite a controversy. Now that we are on the scientific brink of being able to bring

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Breaking News: Bad Week for Polar Bears

Breaking News: Bad Week for Polar Bears

guest March 8, 2013 1

By Ben Bressler NHA Founder & Director I hate to focus on bad news when there are so many great strides being made in conservation worldwide, but I thought you would be interested in

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Amazon Trees: Carbon Holders or Releasers?

Amazon Trees: Carbon Holders or Releasers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 5, 2013 1

We humans have a long history of looking to trees for sustenance. For thousands of years, our forests have supplied our food, fuel and shelter. While we still count on them today to provide

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