The fleet of the Sea Shepherd Environmental Protection Organization has a new vessel. It is a former United States Coast Guard Reformed Unit, formerly Brainbridge Island, one of 49 patrol boats that the Lockport Bollinger Shipyard delivered to the US Coast Guard between 1986 and 1992. The latter only exploited 27 last year, the whole […]
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More than 200 countries signed a UN resolution Wednesday in Nairobi to eliminate pollution from plastics in the oceans. By this text, the signatory countries hope to pave the way for the conclusion of a legally binding treaty. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which organized the event, there will be more plastics […]
A huge marine sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean could be created if the negotiations, revived by Australia and France, lead to an agreement before 27 October.
Everyone knows it, the planet is warming every day and the glaciers and ice continue to melt. Famous French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne said: “I crossed Antarctica in 1990 conf with Claude Lorius who was already talking about melting ice with this formula:” the process is started, “” he says. For the first man to have […]
A shame! An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a possible first step toward opening the pristine wilderness area to oil and gas drilling. The document proposes ending a restriction that had limited exploratory drilling to the period from Oct. 1, 1984, to […]
According to CNRS (France) researchers, the unusual extent of the pack ice, due to the melting of glaciers, has forced adult penguins to go farther to fetch their food. Since 2010, CNRS researchers are studying a colony of 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in eastern Antarctica. They found that only two chicks survived after the […]
“On Tuesday in Washington, I will sign a bill to repeal the so-called clean power plan of the previous administration.” It is in these terms that was introduced the bill to repeal one of the emblematic Obama law. US Environment Minister Scott Pruitt announced this in a speech in the state of Kentucky on Monday […]
Luc Jacquet stages the adventure of Claude Lorius, who left in 1957 to study the Antarctic ice. He tells us the story of an extraordinary life of science and adventure, dedicated to the deeply secreted secrets of the climate in Antarctica. Watch Online: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-Sky-Claude-Lorius/dp/B0195HUDZK
A new 250-square-kilometer iceberg detached from the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. It represents four times the surface of Manhattan and more than twice that of Paris. Yet only 5% of the previous iceberg of 5800 square kilometers separated from the Larsen C platform in July. Scientists note an acceleration in the frequency of calving […]