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“Iceberg Alley” is a long stretch of water that flows from the Arctic to Newfoundland. “Iceberg Alley” is home to south-floating icebergs in the spring and summer that have melted off the coast of Greenland’s glaciers, driven down Baffin Bay with north / south currents and into the Labrador Sea, where some of them melt in the warmer waters. Many of them travel past Newfoundland further south and this makes for a photographer’s haven. April and May are the months when icebergs are the most abundant, but they sometimes can get trapped in the sea ice, so for the best…

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When I picture a worst-case scenario for the future it is one where solar, wind and hydro proliferate. Rather than seeing these technologies as solutions to our environmental problems, I see them as a way of prolonging the lifespan of empire, powering this destructive culture and allowing industrial humans to continue their exploitation a little bit longer. Bright green environmentalism is the belief that through 100% renewables, recycling and electric cars, we can have industrial civilization without destroying the planet. Deep green environmentalism is the belief that we need to radically change the way society functions in order to be…

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE 22nd SCIENTIFIC CRUISE MALDIVES (SCM 2019) During 1998 the Maldivian coral reefs have been affected by a massive bleaching event, with consequent mass mortality of corals, due to thermal anomalies that occurred at the global scale throughout the tropical region. In 2004 the same Maldivian reefs were hit by the disastrous Sumatra tsunami. In April 2016, a new thermal anomaly hit the Maldives, with surface water temperatures among the warmest ever recorded before (2-3 °C above the seasonal average), which maintained for several weeks and causing widespread coral bleaching and mass mortality. Since 1997, professors…

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The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, offers a story of inspiration and hope in the wake of the ever-evolving situation around COVID-19. “Titan and Starbird,” two threatened loggerhead sea turtles, were released on the pristine sands of the Atlantic Ocean at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park in the city of New Smyrna Beach. “Conservation never stops,” said Roger Germann, President and CEO of the Aquarium. “Even though The Florida Aquarium is closed to the public, we are still caring for our animals 24/7, and that means releasing these two sea turtles back to the ocean.” The two loggerhead sea turtles arrived at The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center…

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Extreme weather driven by global warming is currently far more common happens and already reaching in alarming levels with worse impacts. NASA reported that the Earth’s temperature has jumped to 7 ºC Celsius hotter than 5 thousand years ago. Increase rate did seem little when we look at a glance. However, global warming is not a natural phenomenon that can be underestimated. When the temperature of the Earth rises and the ice melts, the volume of sea water will increase and in result the average of sea level also increases. This caused the coastline to erode and cause the littoral…

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