Archive for November 1st, 2017:

UK’s Halley Antarctic base set for second closure

Image copyright BAS Image caption Scientists had been keen to return to year-round operations The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will once again close its Halley station at the end of the coming Southern Hemisphere summer. The base sits on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf, which is currently being incised by two large developing cracks. BAS

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Emissions gap remains ‘alarmingly high’ says UN

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A rapid move to renewable energy is key to closing the emissions gap, says the UN In its annual review, the UN says the gap between carbon cutting plans and the reductions required to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius is “alarmingly high”. Pledges made so far cover

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Asteroid impact plunged dinosaurs into catastrophic ‘winter’

Image copyright BARCROFT PRODUCTIONS/BBC Image caption Artwork: The impact hit with the energy equivalent to 10 billion Hiroshima bombs Scientists say they now have a much clearer picture of the climate catastrophe that followed the asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago. The event is blamed for the demise of three-quarters of plant and

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