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IWC Adopts New International Whaling Resolution

IWC Adopts New International Whaling Resolution

The International Whaling Commission has adopted new resolution on international whaling and a Japanese official will be the next chairman. The commission has also planned to setup a new fund to help cash-strapped developing nations. The new fund has been proposed by Japan. During a meeting in Slovenia, the International Whaling Commission has adopted a few measures to improve the coordination between members.

Climate Change: Over Half of Antarctic’s Adélie Penguins will disappear by End of 21st Century

Climate Change: Over Half of Antarctic’s Adélie Penguins will disappear by End of 21st Century

Antarctic continent has been home to Adélie penguins since millions of years, but climate change may soon force the penguin species to leave the place. A new study has suggested that about one-third current Adélie colonies will disappear by 2060 if Antarctic ice continues to shrink.

Antarctic ice sheet has stopped expanding for the first time in four years

Antarctic ice sheet has stopped expanding for the first time in four years

Arctic ice sheet usually gets media attention for its rapid melting, however, this time it’s the Antarctic where noteworthy activity is going on.

The expansion of the Antarctic ice sheet has been halted for the first time in four years. Moreover, the sea ice extent has gone below average levels.