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Earth Journal

Earth Journal by Ron Meador aims to clarify environmental issues in the news, lend proportion and perspective to competing claims, and engage MinnPost readers in exploring subjects that lie beyond the headlines — with a special emphasis on solutions to environmental challenges. 

Why is Antarctic sea ice on the rise? (Alas, not because of climate stability)

The Antarctic, it seems, makes its sea ice in sheltered “factories,” protected from wind, waves and warm-water currents by barriers of older ice that allow new ice to grow thicker and persist longer.