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Team unveils history of Antarctic ice in relation to climate change

A National Science Foundation funded-study by the University of South Florida documents the evolution of Antarctic ice sheets, 20 million years ago.
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Antarctic sea ice uniquely changes for first time in 100 years

An increase in sea ice surrounding Antarctica since 1979 is a unique feature of the Antarctic climate - not seen since 1905, according to Ohio University researchers.
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Identifying microplastics in Antarctic seawater samples

Research has identified how microplastics are being found in the Antarctic, by testing seawater samples they found that paint and varnish are the most prominent source of microplastics in the region's sea.
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High Latitudes and Cold Regions

Here, The Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), discuss how the Cold regions of the Earth are facing climate change consequences.
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Astronauts learn mental health strategies in Antarctic before space

Astronauts need mental health strategies that work as they drift in space with isolation, confinement and strange light-dark cycles - so they go to the Antarctic.
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Scientists find “strange creatures” 900 metres under Antarctic ice shelves

Researchers dug a bore hole 900 metres into the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, where they found something unexpected - "strange creatures" living in those -2.2°C depths.
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Ice loss increases at a record rate across the planet

According to a team of researchers from the University of Leeds, the rate at which ice is disappearing across the globe is speeding up.
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Network of marine protected areas could help safeguard Antarctic penguins

New research highlights how a network of marine protected areas could help defend essential breeding areas for Antarctic penguins.
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Mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet driven by ice-ocean interaction

Shin Sugiyama, Institute of Low Temperature Science from Hokkaido University provides a fascinating look at the mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet driven by ice-ocean interaction.
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Solar heat is melting the world’s largest Antarctic ice shelf

An international team of researchers found that the largest Antarctic ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.
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The Antarctic notothenioid fishes: An especially interesting and unique marine species flock

Arthur L. DeVries, from the University of Illinois provides a comprehensive insight into a unique marine species flock, the Antarctic notothenioid fishes
Protecting the Antarctic Ocean

Protecting the Antarctic Ocean

Oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, Louisa Casson, explores the importance of protecting the Antarctic Ocean
polar fishes

The role of antifreeze proteins in freezing avoidance of polar fishes

Arthur L. DeVries at the Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois provides an expert insight into antifreeze proteins in polar fishes
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Changes in the Arctic and Antarctic under global warming

Yamanouchi & H. Enmoto from the National Institute of Polar Research explore the abrupt and potentially worrying changes in the Arctic today
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6,000 km iceberg A-68 set to break free

Giant Antarctic iceberg A-68 broke off from the Larsen Ice Shelf in July and is set to fully break free after months of little movement
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Antarctic sea ice thicker than anticipated

Researchers have discovered that the sea ice surrounding the Antarctic is thicker than previous estimations. Using groundbreaking 3D mapping, scientists analysed an area of ice spanning 500,000 metres squared. In two expeditions led by scientists from the UK, USA, and Australia, the survey discovered that ice thickness averaged between 1.4m and...

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