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  Antarctica Warming Raises Sea Level Rise
Antarctica Warming Raises Sea Level Rise RiskWest Virginia Public BroadcastingAntarctica, with its miles-deep ice sheets, has long been seen as the frigid holdout on a rapidly warming planet. But a new analysis of temperature records on the Western edge of the continent challenges that notion, and says that the region is ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 1:20 pm
  Climate Change in Antarctica's Desert
Nature World NewsClimate Change in Antarctica's Desert Involves Breathing Microbes TooNature World NewsThe McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a mostly ice-free area in the vast southern continent, are roughly the size of Mexico. Changes in the area's carbon dioxide flux are often thought to be caused entirely by geochemical movement in the soil, but a ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 10:03 am
  It's cold outside: Two remarkable roundworm
Phys.OrgIt's cold outside: Two remarkable roundworm species from Antarctica revisitedPhys.OrgRoundworms are the most diverse and numerous representatives of high-latitude invertebrate fauna in Antarctica. Very well adapted to its severe climate conditions, they are even called glacial survivors. However, there is still the need for further ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 7:49 am
  The Southern Lights Look Beautiful Through
Gizmodo AustraliaThe Southern Lights Look Beautiful Through Satellite EyesGizmodo AustraliaThe infrared eye of the Suomi NPP satellite captured this amazingly atmospheric light show created by the southern lights — aka aurora australis — over Antarctica before dawn on June 24, 2015. The view was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging ...and more »
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:05 am
  John Kelly's en plein air in Antarctica -
Daily ReviewJohn Kelly's en plein air in AntarcticaDaily ReviewIf there was a school of art called en plein air extreme then painting in the Antarctic would satisfy its rules. In 2013 John Kelly, the Australian-born, Ireland based artist was awarded a fellowship as an artist in residence from the Australian ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 1:19 am
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  Prototype electric vehicle passes first test
The Venturi Antarctica, a prototype electric vehicle designed to tackle the harsh climes of Antarctica recently completed its first test drive in the Southern Alps of Europe. Manufactured by Venturi Automobiles, the joystick-controlled prototype seats five and can reach a top speed of 25 km/h (15 mph) on snow tracks and 45 km/h (27 mph) on wheels. When fully developed, the electric vehicle will ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:21 am
  Winter Postcard from Antarctica: A Green
A green lightning bolt zapping a British habitation module on Mars? Well, of course not. It's actually a display of the aurora australis setting the winter sky on fire above the Halley Research Station in Antarctica. The aurora australis is the Southern Hemisphere's version of the aurora borealis. You can call them the "southern lights." The photo above is the second 'postcard from Antarctica ...
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 11:13 am
  Antarctica is hot, hot, hot
Is Antarctica getting hot? – Argentina's Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctica Peninsula may have recorded the continent's highest temperature ever on March 24. Click through the gallery to admire some of the continent's happiest inhabitants, photographed as part of the Penguin Watch .
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 7:27 am
  Antarctica temperatures reach new high
Is Antarctica getting hot? – Argentina's Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctica Peninsula may have recorded the continent's highest temperature ever on March 24. Click through the gallery to admire some of the continent's happiest inhabitants, photographed as part of the Penguin Watch .
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 1:05 pm
  Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning
Antarctica's floating ice collar is quickly disappearing in the west, a new study reports. In the Bellingshausen and Amundsen seas — two of West Antarctica's melting hotspots — some ice shelves lost 18 percent of their thickness in the past decade, researchers said. At that rate, the entire ice shelf could disappear within a century, said lead study author Fernando Paolo, a graduate student at ...
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:40 am
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  SOFIA Dashes into Pluto’s Shadow
Not coincidentally, Pluto's predicted cover-up of a 12th-magnitude star in Sagittarius would be observable from a broad zone that passed over part of Antarctica, the southern Indian Ocean, southeast Australia, and New Zealand. "It's a very special occasion ...
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 9:13 am
  Inside Bharati Research Station - India's
28 years after setting up our first permanent research station in Antarctica, India set up the third such station, budgeted at 230 crore, in 2012. Named Bharti, the station made us an elite member of nine nations which have multiple stations in the region.
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 11:05 pm
  China Ranks 4th Highest Source of Tourists
China now ranks fourth in terms of sending tourists to Antarctica, according to new data from the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operations (IAATO). Some 3,042 Chinese tourists visited Antarctica in the one-year span between 2014 and 2015 ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 2:00 am
  It's cold outside: Two remarkable roundworm
SEM picture of the lip region of a female P. paradoxus roundworm. Credit: Vlada K. Peneva So far has been known that the two worm species are widespread in the Antarctic Islands and they live in different microhabitats, having various diet. Nevertheless ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 12:49 am
  First Species Of Yeti Crab Found In
The first species of Yeti Crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, has been described in a study by Sven Thatje from University of Southampton, and colleagues. The species of Yeti crab Kiwa tyleri ...
Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:00 pm
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  Antarctic team digs deep to predict climate
Nancy Bertler and her team took a freezer to the coldest place on Earth, endured weeks of primitive living and risked spending the winter in Antarctic darkness, to go get ice — ice that records our climate's past and could point to its future.
Posted on 5 April 2013 | 5:19 pm
  Antarctica concerns grow as tourism numbers
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labeled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters.
Posted on 15 March 2013 | 10:37 pm
  Japanese whaling ship, protesters' boats
An anti-whaling activist group accused a Japanese whaling vessel of intentionally ramming two of its ships Wednesday in waters near Antarctica. Japan's Fisheries Agency, however, insisted the protesters were responsible for the collisions.
Posted on 19 February 2013 | 10:29 pm
  Team braves wet, cold retracing Shackleton's
It's been lauded as one of the greatest survival stories of all-time.
Posted on 10 February 2013 | 9:38 pm
  Australia protests to Japan about whaling
A support vessel for the Japanese whaling fleet is sailing in Australian waters in pursuit of anti-whaling activists, Australia said after protesting to the Tokyo government.
Posted on 31 January 2013 | 6:02 pm
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  AnaElen73908848: #RenunciaTanyaMuller
AnaElen73908848: #RenunciaTanyaMuller Vangelis - Theme from Antarctica https://t.co/QRYMi2ywUX … http://t.co/HbdbvWGKAD
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 8:19 pm
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Posted on 3 July 2015 | 8:19 pm
  arcticBot: RT @Britanniacomms: #antarctica's
arcticBot: RT @Britanniacomms: #antarctica's L^^##n ice shelf ^%~ verge of collapse http://t.co/4OtUEn16Mz http://t.co/OY9uUvI4zR @PlanetGreen #travel …
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 8:19 pm
  AnaElen73908848: #RenunciaTanyaMuller
AnaElen73908848: #RenunciaTanyaMuller Vangelis - Theme from Antarctica https://t.co/QRYMi2ywUX … http://t.co/4fidleovcP
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 8:19 pm
  dronezone: ♬ Windy And Carl - Antarctica
dr^@ez^@e: ♬ Windy And Carl - Antarctica ♬ http://t.co/Od2ratxRqS #nowplaying
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 8:19 pm
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