Antarctica

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
This NASA photograph shows the collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/cc/flickr)
If countries act fast to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research, there is still time to curtail the most cataclysmic Antarctic ice melt. However, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience , if fossil fuel consumption maintains its current rate, Antarctica may experience a widespread collapse...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Here's another argument for keeping the world's fossil fuels in the ground: If...
Jon Queally, staff writer
If a new scientific paper is proven accurate, the international target of...

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Though he gets the appeal of free snow cones and penguins, John Oliver is more worried about the environmental impact of an estimated 40,000 eager tourists a year traipsing to and inevitably trashing Antarctica. His solution: A hilarious anti-tourism PSA.

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