Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters | Letters

If spilled, heavy fuel oil would remain for long periods and could spread widely if entrained in moving ice, writes Sue Libenson The stricken tanker now sunk offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all with concern for the ocean, especially those who depend on...
Quantifying Snowfall

Quantifying Snowfall

Snow in some form or another blankets almost all Antarctica, but measuring exactly how much snow falls from the sky is tricky. A team of researchers recently set up four newly-developed precipitation observatories near McMurdo Station to better measure how much snow...
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