What Will Happen to the Penguin Population as Climate Change Worsens?

What Will Happen to the Penguin Population as Climate Change Worsens?

The effects of climate change are seemingly infinite. It feels like every day brings news of another dwindling population or wiped out plant species. When times get tough, watching videos of dawdling penguins can make the earth seem a little kinder. Unfortunately, penguins are not immune to climate change, and their population numbers and food supplies […]

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Fish-feed industry turns to krill, with unknown effects on the Antarctic ecosystem

Fish-feed industry turns to krill, with unknown effects on the Antarctic ecosystem

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay/PUNTA ARENAS, Chile/PORDENONE, Italy — A mountain of krill meal has been packed inside a huge warehouse: divided into bags and stacked in hundreds of piles that stretch almost to the ceiling. The warehouse is near the port of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, inside the main logistics center of Aker BioMarine, a Norwegian […]

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Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space

Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space

Researchers believe they have accurately estimated Antarctica’s Weddell seal population for the first time – using images from space and the eyes of hundreds of thousands of citizen scientists. Weddell seals are a key indicator species in the Southern Ocean, for both sea ice fluctuations and shifts in the food web. They can live up […]

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What Will Happen to the Penguin Population as Climate Change Worsens?

What Will Happen to the Penguin Population as Climate Change Worsens?

The effects of climate change are seemingly infinite. It feels like every day brings news of another dwindling population or wiped out plant species. When times get tough, watching videos of dawdling penguins can make the earth seem a little kinder. Unfortunately, penguins are not immune to climate change, and their population numbers and food supplies […]

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Emperor penguins could disappear by 2100 if nations don’t cap emissions

Emperor penguins could disappear by 2100 if nations don’t cap emissions

If the climate continues to change at its current pace, most emperor penguins could become extinct by the end of this century, a new study predicts. However, if countries meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, limiting the global increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, then that would […]

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