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Iceberg nearly the size of Los Angeles breaks off Antarctica’s brunt ice shelf

A decade after scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) first detected growth of vast cracks, a huge iceberg roughly the size of Los Angeles City (1182 square km) in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf has now broken off. The first indication that a calving event was imminent came in November 2020 when a new chasm called […]

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Winter ice in the Bearing Sea is at the lowest levels in 5,500 years

The winter ice in the Bering Sea, northern Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia is at the lowest levels  for 5,500 years. Researchers analyzed vegetation that accumulated on the uninhabited island of St Matthew over the last five millennia. Scientists looked at variations in peat layers of oxygen atoms called isotopes 16 and 18, whose […]

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration’s policy for international students

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have filed a case in the federal court to sue the Trump administration’s policy over new rules barring international students from staying in the U.S. while taking classes entirely online this fall. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) framed new […]