Adelie penguins leap out of the water in Antarctica on Nov. 9. Melting sea ice is causing a decline in the Adelie penguin population by adversely affecting their food supply. Glaciers in Antarctica have retreated almost 90 percent since 1980.    Newscom

Adelie penguins leap out of the water in Antarctica on Nov. 9. Melting sea ice is causing a decline in the Adelie penguin population by adversely affecting their food supply. Glaciers in Antarctica have retreated almost 90 percent since 1980. Newscom

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Antarctic ice shelf shrunk by 85 percent since 1995. Agence France-Presse -A vast ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula, a hotspot for global warming, has shrunk by 85 percent in 17 years, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday.    Images taken by its Envisat satellite show that the so-called Larsen B ice shelf decreased from 11,512 square kilometres (4,373 square miles) in 1995, an area about the size of the Gulf state of Qatar, to only 1,670 sq km (634 miles) today.- 04/05/12

Antarctic ice shelf shrunk by 85 percent since 1995. Agence France-Presse -A vast ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula, a hotspot for global warming, has shrunk by 85 percent in 17 years, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday. Images taken by its Envisat satellite show that the so-called Larsen B ice shelf decreased from 11,512 square kilometres (4,373 square miles) in 1995, an area about the size of the Gulf state of Qatar, to only 1,670 sq km (634 miles) today.- 04/05/12

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"Phasing down HFCs is the biggest, fastest, cheapest piece of climate mitigation available to the world in the next few years," IGSD president Durwood Zaelke said.

"Phasing down HFCs is the biggest, fastest, cheapest piece of climate mitigation available to the world in the next few years," IGSD president Durwood Zaelke said.

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A warm winter followed by what’s expected to be a hotter than normal summer will likely increase both air and water pollution which will in turn pose potential health risks, experts warn.

A warm winter followed by what’s expected to be a hotter than normal summer will likely increase both air and water pollution which will in turn pose potential health risks, experts warn.

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