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Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation could have played part in growth in Antarctic sea ice

Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation could have played part in growth in Antarctic sea ice

Scientists looking forward to solve the mystery of growth in Antarctic sea ice in the middle of increasing global temperatures could have found a fresh lead. Globally, every year sea ice has been vanishing at an average rate of 13,500 square miles, or nearly an area the size of Maryland, but sea ice in Antarctic went on a record streak starting in 2012, increasing yearly until it reached a new record high extent of 7.78 million square miles in 2014 fall.

Gov. Rick Scott pledges generous funding to deal with massive algae bloom

Gov. Rick Scott pledges generous funding to deal with massive algae bloom

Algae bloom issue has increased to an alarming level in Florida’s southern beaches and rivers. Seeing the condition, Gov. Rick Scott announced on Wednesday that more funding would be dedicated to treat the problem.

Scott said that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside a grant that would only be used to help homeowners who would move from septic tanks to central sewer systems. He has even promised to keep aside funds in 2017 to help communities around the Indian River Lagoon and Caloosahatchee River build new wastewater systems.

World is Warming, but Sea Ice in Antarctica expanding; Here’s Why

World is Warming, but Sea Ice in Antarctica expanding; Here’s Why

Climate change is warming every region of the world except Antarctica. Sea ice in the continent is spreading and thickening every year. This has left many scientists and environmental experts baffled. But a new study has an explanation for this bizarre phenomenon. It suggested that Antarctic sea ice has spread in recent year triggered by natural climate fluctuations.

Study: Dwarf Dinosaur Lived with Facial Tumor Long Time Ago

Study: Dwarf Dinosaur Lived with Facial Tumor Long Time Ago

Dinosaurs that roamed the earth more than 69 million years ago sported facial tumor, reveals a new study. Researchers studied fossils of a dinosaur dwarf from Transylvania and found first ever evidence of tumor in dinosaurs.

It was a duck-billed dinosaur dwarf, Telmatosaurus transsylvanicus, with tumor on its lower jaw. It was a kind of tumor whose growth didn’t cause any pain to the creature, suggested the study. This particular specimen, discovered over a decade ago, may have inhabited the Valley of the Dinosaurs in western Romania some 67 to 69 million years ago.

Glenn Shaw of Tequesta arrested taking eggs from turtle on Jupiter Island

Glenn Shaw of Tequesta arrested taking eggs from turtle on Jupiter Island

On Monday, the state wildlife and conservation commission said that a Florida man has been charged with taking more than 100 loggerhead sea turtle eggs when the turtle was laying them on a beach.

In a statement, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that on Friday, 49-year-old Glenn Shaw of Tequesta was arrested at nearly 10:30 pm after police spotted him taking eggs from the turtle on Jupiter Island, located on the state's Atlantic Ocean coast, nearly 100 miles north of Miami.

USFWS proposes change to allow more permits for bald and golden eagles

USFWS proposes change to allow more permits for bald and golden eagle deaths

The country is preparing for the birthday celebrations of America, but conservationists have been into a fight to protect the symbol of America, the bald eagle. Dana Bove, serving on the Board of Directors for the Boulder County Audubon Society, said that there's an active response to what's happening.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed an alteration to allow more permits for the deaths of bald and golden eagle as part of the existing Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Florida declares state of emergency in counties on Atlantic coast over expansive algae blooms in St. Lucie River

Florida declares state of emergency in counties on Atlantic coast over expansive algae blooms in St. Lucie River

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a state of emergency in counties located on the Atlantic coast of the state due to the expansive algae blooms in the St. Lucie River. Following Scott's executive order in Martin and St. Lucie counties, state agencies were made to take action to deal with the thick toxic blooms spoiling the ecology of the river, destroying water-related businesses and could cause health issues for the ones in contact with the water.

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