"Greenland May Be Losing Ice Even Faster Than Scientists Thought"

"Rapidly melting Greenland may be shedding its ice even faster than anyone suspected, new research suggests. A study just out in the journal Science Advances finds that previous studies may have underestimated the current rate of mass loss on the Greenland ice sheet by about 20 billion tons per year. "

Source: Wash Post, 09/22/2016

Earth Posts Hottest August On Record And 16th Straight Hottest Month

"Record-breaking heat has never persisted on the planet for so long. Not only did Earth witness its hottest August on record, according to NOAA, but it also extended its streak of record-warm months to 16. Such a lengthy period of record-setting warmth is unprecedented in 137 years of temperature observation, NOAA said."

Source: Wash Post, 09/21/2016

"U.N. Signals That Climate Deal Has Backing Needed to Enter Force"

"The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, is expected to announce on Wednesday that he has secured enough commitments from world leaders to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate accord will enter into legal force this year, binding the next American president, whoever it is."

Source: NY Times, 09/21/2016

Global Trade Deal Threatens Paris Climate Goals, Leaked Documents Show

"Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C".

"A far-reaching global trade deal being negotiated in secret could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal by making it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels, a leak of the latest negotiating text shows.

Source: Guardian, 09/20/2016

Watching From Above: How A Spy Satellite Could Prevent Illegal Fishing

"Illegal fishing, which accounts for 30 percent of fish caught globally, has long been a thorn in the side of small nations who lack resources to monitor their waters. But a new technology puts that power in the hands of anyone with a computer."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 09/16/2016

Arctic Sea Ice Cover Set To Be 2nd Lowest Ever Recorded, Data Suggests

"Satellite data shows ice was close to last year’s record low confirming a long-term downward trend towards ice-free Arctic summers".

"Arctic sea ice cover could be confirmed within days as the second lowest ever recorded, the latest data suggests.

According to the US national snow and ice data centre (NSIDC) the ice which forms and disperses annually has been close to its minimum extent for the year for several days and has begun to grow again as autumn sets in.

Source: Guardian, 09/15/2016


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