‘Utterly Terrifying’: Surging Antarctica Ice Loss Tripled in Last Five Years

By Eric Holthaus Via CommonDreams.org   Scientists are expressing alarm over “utterly terrifying” new findings from NASA and the European Space Agency that Antarctica has lost about 3 trillion tons of ice since 1992, and in the past five years—as the atmospheric and ocean… Read More

Doomed Cassini Spacecraft Launched to Controversy 20 Years Ago

Photo by Orin Langelle. Protester being arrested after locking down to U.S. Senator James Jeffords’ desk, in Burlington, VT to protest the Cassini space launch. (1997)   On Friday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, used to take pictures of Saturn… Read More

2015 Officially the Hottest Year on Record

  “It’s getting to the point where breaking record is the norm.”   By Nadia Prupis, staff writer at CommonDreams.org The final tally is in: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history—by a record-breaking margin. On Wednesday, NASA… Read More