Antarctic Ice shelves propping up two major glaciers are breaking up

CLOSE NASA images of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier show how it has fractured into smaller pieces over the past 10 years. Buzz60 Story Highlights The loss of the Thwaites glacier could trigger the broader collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet. Ice shelves are the gatekeepers for glaciers flowing from Antarctica toward the ocean. “These images […]

Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed dead, the latest shipwreck off the North African country. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, told […]

Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Some 300,000 Immigrants : NPR

A panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, pictured in San Francisco, ruled on Monday that the Trump administration can end humanitarian protections for immigrants from four countries, clearing a path for their eventual deportation. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption toggle caption Jeff Chiu/AP A panel of judges in the […]