The amount of snowfall is an important parameter used in modeling how the Antarctic continent’s mass of ice will change in the coming decades. As the planet warms, the margins of the continent are melting three times faster than just one decade ago.
On his first day in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave the Ministry of Agriculture provisional power over territories belonging to Indigenous peoples and the descendants of runaway slaves — much of which is located in the Amazon rainforest.
Firefighters in the state of Minas Gerais have confirmed 60 people dead in Friday's disaster, in which a tailings dam broke sending a torrent of sludge into the miner's offices and the town of Brumadinho. Nearly 300 other people are unaccounted for, and officials said it was unlikely that any would be found alive.