As giant ice shelves collapse amid global warming in the Canadian Arctic, experts call for more protection for the “Last Ice Area” and the diverse communities of plants and animals living there.

As giant ice shelves collapse amid global warming in the Canadian Arctic, experts call for more protection for the “Last Ice Area” and the diverse communities of plants and animals living there.

Using tools which included video taken by a robot submarine, a Canadian research team recently discovered an amazing array of plants and animals, living in the heart of Milne, the very ice shelf which broke apart just this summer north of Ellesmere Island (above), losing almost half of its mass. Dr. Derek Mueller, Professor of […]

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Meow mix-up

Because the semester was winding down, I wasn’t all that surprised to hear a soft, kittenish mewing coming from the small wedge of remnant wooded habitat between my apartment parking lot and the highway. I used to live in a complex near the Virginia Tech campus and, sadly, it’s common for a new crop of […]

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