About 90% of world’s largest king penguin colony has mysteriously disappeared

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Only 200,000 of the 2 million king penguins who lived on the French island of Île aux Cochons in 1982 still remain. The remote sanctuary lies halfway between the tip of Africa and Antarctica and is home to the largest colony of king penguins in the world. The species is the second most populous type of penguin after the Emperor penguin and they’re drastic disappearance is a puzzling occurrence that scientists are still trying to piece together.

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Levels of ozone-destroying CFCs are mysteriously rising

CFC chemicals, which were globally banned by the Montreal protocol in 1987, have been experiencing a comeback. In recent years, levels of CFCs have increased suddenly and mysteriously. The producer of the CFCs has yet to be determined. US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researcher Stephen Montzka discovered the unusual trend. “I have been doing this for 27 years and this is the most surprising thing I’ve ever seen,” he told the Guardian. “I was just shocked by i… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building