Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Much of the Earth is still wild, but threatened by fragmentation

Seismic lines dissect northern Alberta, Canada.
Photo by Roland Roesler
Half of the Earth's land surface not covered with ice remains relatively wild—but many of these "low human-impact" areas are broken into small, isolated pieces, threatening their future. Story here.


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The second-largest ice sheet in the Arctic - Canada's Milne sheet, has collapsed.

This animation shows the sheet rapidly receding, losing almost half its mass. https://twitter.com/ECCC_CIS/status/1290740808170307584?s=2...