January 2017

The World's Largest Marine Reserve Created Off Antarctica

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For over a decade the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, CCAMLR, has been discussing the establishment of Marine Protected Areas...

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Decembre 2016

Summer 2016
3rd record low in the minimum extent of summer sea ice 

Contrary to expectations, the minimum annual extent of Arctic sea ice recorded on 10 September 2016 is associated with a record value which places it, with the minimum for 2007, in second place behind the minimum for 2012, which remains unequalled in 37 years of microwave satellite measurements. This annual minimum therefore identifies 2016 as a new record year for its low levels of ice cover. On 10 September last, the extent of the Arctic sea ice reached 4.14 million km2...

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