Explosions tear through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, 3,100 meters beneath the desert in western Argentina, cracking open underground rock formations.
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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.
Even if the Seattle Seahawks lose to the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl, the team has rewarded owner Paul Allen -- by beating his old company, Microsoft Corp., as an investment.
Ice in Antarctica and Greenland is disappearing faster and may drive sea levels higher than predicted this century, according to leaked United Nations documents.
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.
West Antarctica’s biggest glacier is melting 50 percent faster than in 1994, adding to a global increase in sea levels, U.S. and U.K. scientists found.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for establishing the world’s largest protected marine area in Antarctica and urged stronger global safeguards for oceans.
British scientists plan to start drilling in Antarctica today in their quest to discover whether life exists in a lake that’s been isolated for hundreds of thousands of years 3 kilometers (2 miles) below the ice.