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Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Nov 20, – A U.S.-Myanmar mountaineering team trekked through jungles crawling with cobras, made a brief, illegal detour through Chinese-controlled Tibet and survived a terrifying 600-foot drop into a crevice on their way to the top of what has long been thought to be the country’s second-highest peak, Mount Gamlang. Myanmar may have a new […]

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India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

Nov 04, – India is aiming to join the world’s deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems on Earth. With a Tuesday launch planned for Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, India will attempt to […]

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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

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Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

The hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer in Antarctica this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said. The average size of the hole was 21 million sq km in September-October 2013, while the average size measured since the mid-1990s was 22.5 million sq km, reported Xinhua Friday citing […]

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Glacier experts: Antarctic’s Ice Shelves Melting away From the Bottom Up

Glacier experts: Antarctic’s Ice Shelves Melting away From the Bottom Up

Antarctica’s ice shelves are losing it. June 16, AP – Conventional wisdom holds that ice shelves—the seaward extension of glaciers on land—lose most of their mass by shedding icebergs. But new research finds that there’s another weight-loss program at work—many of Antarctica’s ice shelves are melting away from the bottom up. Glacier experts have known […]

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