Parting the Sea to Save Venice

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Venezia, Italia. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

By Laura Rocchio, NASA / Earth Observatory;

The sea has protected Venice since the fifth century, when people moved to the fish-shaped islands of Rialto for safety from mainland invaders. Over the …

Major Increase In West Antarctic Glacial Loss

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An iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier’s calving front into the Amundsen Sea Embayment. Results from a recent study published in Geophysical Research Letters reveal that this glacier in West Antarctica is discharging 69 percent more ice into the ocean