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It’s All About the Ice – this week on Nova!

Extreme Ice December 28 at 9 pm ET on PBS Follow photojournalist James Balog to some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth as he documents the disappearance of an icy landscape that took thousands of years to form. An artist, scientist, explorer, and former mountain guide, Balog braves treacherous terrain to site his cameras in ideal locations to record the unfolding drama.  Remarkable time-lapse footage reveals massive glaciers and ice sheets splitting apart, collapsing, and disappearing at a rate that has scientists alarmed. This NOVA-National Geographic Television special investigates some of the latest evidence of a radically warming planet.   Secrets Beneath the IceWednesday, December 28 at 10 pm ET/PT on PBS   Almost three miles of ice buries most of Antarctica, cloaking a continent half again as large as the United States.…
Posted in Andrill, Antarctica, Climate Change, Extreme Ice Survey, James Balog, Nova |

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White Coke can raises awareness for polar bears

Courtesy of the Huffington PostEdited by Deb Castellana Have you seen the new Coke can yet? Beginning November 1, 1.4 billion of Coke’s famous red cans will be turning white in honor of the world’s polar bears. Coca-Cola announced a special partnership this week with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise money and awareness for the threatened species. Polar bears have long been a part of Coke’s image, and the company felt there was an opportunity to do more for the bears. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, said in a press release. “We want to help the polar bear — a beloved Coca-Cola icon since 1922 — by helping conserve its Arctic habitat.” “That’s why we’re using one of our greatest assets — our flagship brand, Coca-Cola — to raise awareness for this important cause.…
Posted in Arctic, Climate Change, Coca Cola, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Global Warming, One World One Ocean, Polar Bears, WWF |

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