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- 13 July 2017 | Environment
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded broke away from Antarctica.
Scientists have confirmed that an area of around 6,000 square kilometers - the equivalent to Delaware, Lake Erie, Bali or four times the size of London - has calved away from the region known as Larsen C ice shelf.
The one-trillion ton iceberg is 650 feet (200 meters) thick and will not move very far in the upcoming months, but it may become dangerous to cruise ships that navigate through.
- 29 June 2017 | Environment
A group of researchers from the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, has discovered a marine fungus that degrades microplastics.
According to the scientists, this is the first ecological solution ever to combat plastics in the oceans. The study was published in the Science of the Total Environment.
The fungus nicknamed Zalerion Maritimum not only manages to degrade the small plastic particles but also does it quickly and efficiently.
- 21 June 2017 | Environment
The Hokulea has successfully completed the three-year voyage around the world.
It's like going back in time. The voyaging canoe arrived home, and thousands of proud Hawaiians converged at Honolulu's Ala Wai Boat Harbor to welcome the historical sailing craft.
The Hokulea traveled more than 40,000 nautical miles around the globe, and the crew used only ancient navigating techniques based on the positioning of the sun, stars, winds, waves, and seabirds.
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