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  • UN Court Orders Japan to End Whaling as Hunt Is Not Scientific

    Japan was ordered to halt its whaling program because the hunt can not be justified for scientific research purposes, in a court ruling that marks the biggest boost to efforts to protect whales since a 1986 global moratorium on commercial harvests.

  • UN Court Orders Japan to End Whaling as Hunt Is Not Scientific

    Japan was ordered to halt its whaling program because the hunt can not be justified for scientific research purposes, in a court ruling that marks the biggest boost to efforts to protect whales since a 1986 global moratorium on commercial harvests.

  • China Showcases Rising Maritime Power in Airliner Search

    China, in the midst of a military buildup challenging the U.S. and Japan, is showcasing its expanded capabilities in the search for Malaysia’s missing plane by deploying hardware from satellites to warships to an icebreaker.

  • Malaysia Plane Traced in Inmarsat Engineer London Huddle

    Hours after Malaysian Air Flight 370 vanished on March 8, Inmarsat Plc assembled a team of engineers thousands of miles away at London headquarters for a marathon data-crunching session to help find the missing jet.

  • This Could Be the Priciest Baseball Park in the Whole Atlantic Ocean

    Something odd happens to the neighborhood around Marlins Park, Miami’s new $650 million baseball stadium, when you overlay 21st-century sea-level rise projections. It sinks below the waterline. It’s a shame. The park has a retractable, cloud-white roof to shield players and spectators from the summer sun. It recycles, sips energy and water, and is plugged into public transit. It has 27 flood gates, and was built one foot higher than floods are supposed to reach in once-in-500-year storms. The total, publicly financed package, with debt servicing, could cost Miami $2.4 billion by 2049. If the Atlantic inches in as projected, eventually it might not matter how many flood gates there are. Oceans are swelling as they absorb heat, and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have been melting faster since the early 1990s. Sea-level rise estimates for later this century have been revised upward, to a global average of a foot and a half to three feet by 2100, without aggressive carbon-cutting, according to the Inter

  • Argentina Oil’s Bonanza Helping Too Few Led by Political Friends

    Explosions tear through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, 3,100 meters beneath the desert in western Argentina, cracking open underground rock formations.

  • Apple Stands up to Climate Skeptics: Today's Top Reads

    Here are today’s top reads:

  • Ice Melting Faster in Greenland and Antarctica in UN Leak

    Ice in Antarctica and Greenland is disappearing faster and may drive sea levels higher than predicted this century, according to leaked United Nations documents.

  • Black Heart in Brazilian Heat Drives Coffee Turnaround

    When Fabio Miarelli opened coffee cherries at his 220-acre farm in Brazil’s Sul de Minas region to examine how the beans inside were developing, he found wilted, rubbery granules half the normal size.

  • Antarctica’s Hidden Carbon Stores Pose Warming Risk in Study

    Antarctic researchers found as much as 400 billion metric tons of carbon hidden under the ice sheets, with the potential to seep out as methane and accelerate global warming.

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