In the last six years, a 750 kilometer (466 mile) strip of Antarctica has been shedding ice into the ocean at a rate of about 60 cubic km each year according to data collected from Cryosat-2.
Every math teacher knows the difficulty in trying to convince their students why math matters. It is often hard to see that math is useful in everyday life. One math teacher, Thomas Petra, is tackling this problem head on with his new website Real World Math. The site provides math […]
A recent study has declared that limiting climate change in the future could be more difficult due to shifting conditions in the Amazon forest. The planet’s oceans and forests have long held climate change in check because they act as massive carbon sinks, soaking up excess carbon dioxide in the […]
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the worst drought of the last thousand years occurred in 1934 at the height of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Scientists from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory found that 1934 had the driest and most widespread drought in a […]
The polar regions of the Earth, the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica, are of particular concern to scientists and researchers. In one sense, these areas act much like an air conditioner for the planet because of their cold, icy environments and the fact that like they reflect a high degree of […]
One of the biggest environmental concerns is that of global climate change. Symptoms of major shifts in the Earth’s climate are everywhere from the melting of glaciers, rising oceans, more severe storms, and warmer temperatures. Of particular worry to scientists and researchers is that of the melting of sea ice. […]