What Antarctic Ice Shelves Can Tell Us About Global Warming

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Over the last three decades, the Antarctic Peninsula has undergone immense change. Researchers attribute this to both atmospheric and oceanic warming. One large effect of this is the collapse of the Larsen A Ice Shelf in 1995 followed by the break up of Larsen B seven years later.…

Arctic Light Pollution and its Effect on Marine Life

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com According to National Geographic, research by biologist Geir Johnsen indicates that Arctic light pollution is one of the leading causes of endangered marine species. What is Polar Night? During the midwinter, the Arctic Circle sky is a dark path blind to human eyes. As the Earth tilts,…

A Decline in North America’s Bird Populations

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Given the magnitude of today’s environmental issues, there are an array of subjects that fall under the scope of “at risk.” Few things are more of an indicator of a depleting environment than the decline of a species. With how much of an emphasis we place…