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These scientists think giant machines could help refreeze the Arctic

<b>(CNN) —</b> A team of scientists has a surprisingly simple solution to saving the Arctic: We need to make more ice.<p>A team at Arizona State University has proposed building 10 million wind-powered pumps to draw up water and spill it out onto the surface of the ice, where it will freeze faster.<p>Doing so …

Sea ice at record low in Arctic and Antarctic

Experts across the world are alarmed at how small the area covered by sea ice has become. They are saying the change is unprecedented - and they're …

Global Warming

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier lost another large chunk of ice at the end of January. The section of ice that broke off the glacier on the western …

Apple mulls legal action against Donald Trump's travel ban

Apple is considering legal action against Donald Trump’s travel ban, its chief executive Tim Cook has said.<p>The iPhone maker has already said it opposes the ban on nationals from seven largely-Muslim countries travelling to the US, but could take this a step further with a legal challenge.<p>Mr Cook …

Google joins Apple, Facebook and more tech companies in amicus brief opposing Trump’s immigration order

Google, Apple and 95 other Silicon Valley technology firms, filed an amicus brief over the weekend to oppose the immigration order introduced by Donald Trump (via Bloomberg). The filing contributes to the lawsuit being held in Washington and Minnesota.<p>In the brief, the companies say an open-ended …

Apple, Google, and 95 other tech firms join forces to fight Trump travel ban

Companies say executive order is "overbroad…lacks any basis in precedent."<p>Nearly 100 tech companies, including Facebook, Github, Uber, and Lyft, …

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Trump's immigration order: If we don't oppose it, 'we become a part of it'

'If we stand and say nothing, it's as if we're agreeing, that we become a part of it,' Cook said.<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has once again voiced …

DARPA is Funding Paper Airplanes for Some Cool Purposes

DARPA, the U.S. Department of Defense military research agency, whose work has resulted in staples of modern life such as the Internet and GPS …

Why the Military Is Investing in Paper Airplanes

In the midst of disaster, small items like batteries or medical supplies can be a matter of life or death. But what is the safest and most …

Unmanned aircraft might have a future at airports

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>One of the top concerns among regulators and industry experts is that it's difficult for unmanned aircraft to share airspace with planes, helicopters, and other aircraft; drones can …

Scientists Are Building Bee-Like Drones to Fight the Coming Bee-Pocalypse

The bees are dying globally at an alarming rate. As we continue to come to grips with the problems of our dystopian future, it’s probably as good a …

Insects

Plans for artificial pollinators are afoot

IT IS, in one way, the ultimate drone. In another, though, it is the antithesis of what a drone should be. Drones are supposed to laze around in the …

Pollination

How Concerned Should We Be About This Massive Crack in Antarctica?

Forget about Donald Trump's latest Twitter feud for a moment. A vastly bigger rift has developed down near the bottom of the world, in western …

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

Arctic 2.0: What Happens after All the Ice Goes?

As the Arctic slipped into the half-darkness of autumn last year, it seemed to enter the Twilight Zone. In the span of a few months, all manner of …

Global Warming

Larsen C Ice Shelf: Dramatic Time-Lapse Video Shows Rift Opening Up

It's now expanding at a rate of five football fields a day.<p>Over the last eight weeks, a crack on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has grown 17 …

Antarctica

Sea level rise means 'complete rethinking' of coastal living in N.L., says researcher

Coastal communities, including those in Newfoundland and Labrador, could be drowned by significant sea level rise before the end of the century …

US scientists raise bar for sea level by 2100

In the last days of Barack Obama's administration, US government scientists warned even more sea level rise is expected by century's end than …

Global sea level rise will disproportionately affect much of the US coastline

In grim climate news, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that, while sea levels are rising around the world, …

Climate Change

Think States Alone Can’t Handle Sea Level Rise? Watch California

Last March, a paper by a geoscientist named Rob DeConto came out in <i>Nature</i>. And as far as geology papers go, it was a big deal: It outlined a new …