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Dutch reinforce main dike as seas rise, local weather modifications

[ad_1] Rising up in a skinny line by way of the waters separating the provinces of North Holland and Friesland, the 87-year-old Afsluitdijk is among the low-lying Netherlands’ key defenses in opposition to its historical enemy, the ocean. With local weather change bringing extra highly effective storms and rising sea ranges , the dike is […]

Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows

[ad_1] The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high in 2014. But three years later, the annual average extent of Antarctic sea ice hit its lowest mark, wiping out three-and-a-half […]

“A 2015 study concluded that surveys of ocean microplastics had turned up only 1…

[ad_1] “A 2015 study concluded that surveys of ocean microplastics had turned up only 1 percent of the plastic estimated to be entering the oceans in one year from municipal solid waste.” ⠀⠀ Source: ‘Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting It Down’ by Andrea Thompson for scientificamerican.com ⠀⠀ Link: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-has-a-hidden-plastic-problem-mdash-scientists-are-hunting-it-down/ ⠀⠀ #oceans #plastic […]

“Ingested microplastic particles can physically damage organs and leach hazardou…

[ad_1] “Ingested microplastic particles can physically damage organs and leach hazardous chemicals—from the hormone-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA) to pesticides—that can compromise immune function and stymie growth and reproduction. Both microplastics and these chemicals may accumulate up the food chain, potentially impacting whole ecosystems, including the health of soils in which we grow our food. Microplastics […]

Human Planet – Web exclusive series trailer – BBC One

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&w=580&h=385] http://www.bbc.co.uk/humanplanet Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today…. source