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Google Street View Updated with South America & Antarctica

October 1, 2010 / No Comments

The Web giant Google has launched the updated version of its Street View. The feature which was first made available in 2007 now includes images of South America and Antarctica too. Though the coverage is currently limited Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, for the time being, it is the first time such images have been available of every continent on the ...

Michelle Rodriguez is Sea Shepherd Celebrity Campaigner for Anti-whaling org

August 6, 2010 / 1 Comment

Anti-whaling org will have for its next campaign celebrity Michelle Rodriguez, the actor who has already charmed millions with her roles in Avatar and LOST.  Rodriguez announced at the Sea Shepherd “Sea No Evil” fundraiser that she will be joining the anti-whaling org on its next campaign.

Melting Antartic Ice a consequence of Global Warming

May 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

The melting of one of the world's largest ice-sheet would alter earth's gravity changing the rotation in space and thereby forcing a rise in sea level along the coasts. A big loss of mass from the Southern Hemisphere would effectively make a pull of gravity stronger in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to a change in the pattern of rotation of ...

Antarctic Sea Ice is Growing Thanks to Ozone Layer

April 28, 2009 / 2 Comments

I was confused before. I am even more confused now. Researchers are saying that Antarctic sea ice is growing rather than melting thanks to the hole in the ozone layer. And here we thought the hole was going to let too much heat in. [caption id="attachment_4840" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Ozone Effect: Antarctic Ice is Increasing"][/caption] The frozen seas surrounding the South Pole have increased ...

Shivers Down Your Spine: Melting Ice Caps Welcome Tourists to Antarctica

December 15, 2008 / No Comments

The very fact that 46,000 cruise ship passengers have been able to make their way to Antarctica - places which would have been inaccessible 20 years ago, are good examples of the effects of global warming at the South Pole. While the world still argues about how real or unreal the threat of global warming is, the effects though are giving ...

Japanese Whalers Go Off on Annual Whale Hunt

November 18, 2008 / 1 Comment

Though GreenPacks may not have gotten everything right with the Faroe Whale Cull tradition, it's not a stretch to say that the Japanese are headed out on their annual slaughter of whales. This morning, a Japanese whaling ship left for the Antarctic Ocean to do its 'research.' The vessel, Nissin Maru, sailed under the protection of the Japanese Coast Guard ... ...