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sea ice around Antarctica

The extent of sea ice around Antarctica hit a new low in January, bucking an overall growing trend since recordkeeping began in 1979.

seagrass

NATURAL CLEANERS  Seagrasses, flowering plants that grow in shallow seas, can decrease bacterial contamination in the surrounding water.

2011 Japan tsunami

WAVE GOODBYE  Firing a pair of sound waves at a tsunami, like this one that hit Japan in 2011, could weaken the wall of water and decrease its height, a researcher proposes.

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