Penguins Star in Google’s Street View of Antarctica

September 30, 2010 by  
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Forget the long boat ride and freezing temperatures — thanks to Google Street View , now you can take a stroll on the rocky coast of Antarctica from the comfort of your own home. Since the feature was first made available in 2007, the Web giant has gone on to add images from around the world — and with today’s launching of Street View in South America and Antarctica, now every continent is covered. “This all…

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US Announces Tougher New Offshore Drilling Rules

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Designed to avoid this sort of thing. Photo via Maritime Lawyer Offshore Drilling Moratorium Still In Place Today, the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced newly tightened regulations for offshore drilling.

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Should Energy Conservation be Framed in Terms of What Would be Lost?

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Image: Nudge Rather Than What Would be Gained The book “Nudge” by Richard H. Thaler and Cas R.

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Tens of Thousands of Walruses Forced Ashore, Form Giant Writhing Mass (Video)

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AP Photo via Climate Progress A couple days ago, I ran a video post explaining how climate change was killing walruses : the ice floes that the animals are used to resting on during hunting expeditions and while rearing their young are melting as ocean temps warm. Walrus calves that can’t make the trip back to shore often end up drowning. A few days before that , Matt reported that

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