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Earth’s ozone layer appears to be healing

The hole in Earth's ozone layer above Antarctica is continuing its recovery, leading to changes in atmospheric circulation, a study published on Nature.com has revealed.Per New Scientist, Antara Banerjee and colleagues used data from satellite observations and climate simulations to model changing wind patterns that are related to the recovery…
bubmag
March 26, 2020
Antarctica

Ocean current not a safe bet after all: study

A team of Norwegian scientists is warning that the North Atlantic Current is not as stable as we have long presumed. Their work, published in the academic journal Science, shows that the current has reversed itself repeatedly in the past and could again in the future if temperatures warm by…
bubmag
March 26, 2020
Antarctica

Antarctic Glacier Has Retreated 3 Miles in 22 Years

Scientists have identified another Antarctic glacier that could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously suspected. Denman Glacier in East Antarctica has largely flown under the radar until now. Much of the focus at the South Pole has centered on rapidly melting glaciers in West Antarctica, where the rate…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
Antarctica

Southern Skies Benefit from a Rare Climate-Diplomacy Success

(Bloomberg) — Diplomacy can fix large-scale harm done to the planet by industrial pollution. That’s the conclusion of new research published today in the journal Nature showing how skies above the Southern Hemisphere have recovered since a 1987 treaty banned chemicals that eat away at the atmosphere’s protective layer. The ozone layer sits…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
Antarctica

Antarctic seal photo wins top prize

The winners of a new wildlife photography competition have been announced, with a drone image of seals on an ice floe earning the top prize. Image copyright Nature TTL / Florian Ledoux French photographer Florian Ledoux took the winning photo, entitled Above the Crabeater Seals, in Antarctica."For me, it is…
bubmag
March 24, 2020
Antarctica

Measuring ice in a precious place

I’m a geophysicist, and the goal of my research is to understand how ice at the poles of our planet works — how ice sheets flow, melt, grow. To do that, I’m always working on different ways of looking at them.The instrument in this picture is called the Ice Pod,…
bubmag
March 23, 2020
Antarctica

Measuring ice in a precious place

I’m a geophysicist, and the goal of my research is to understand how ice at the poles of our planet works — how ice sheets flow, melt, grow. To do that, I’m always working on different ways of looking at them.The instrument in this picture is called the Ice Pod,…
bubmag
March 23, 2020
Antarctica

Using an iPhone to Document Climate Change in Antarctica

Portrait and documentary photographer Manfredi Gioacchini recently embarked on an expedition to cover as much of Antarctica as possible, documenting its beauty and raising awareness about the impacts of climate change on the White Continent. And he’s doing much of it with an iPhone. Gioacchini has travelled all over the…
bubmag
March 20, 2020