Post Tagged with: "Antarctica"

Trillion-tone iceberg breaks off Antarctica

July 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Trillion-tone iceberg breaks off Antarctica

This file handout picture received from NASA via Swansea University on June 1, 2017 shows an aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. (Photo by AFP) A trillion-tone iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored […]

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EU lawmakers vote for ban on Arctic oil exploration

March 16, 2017 10:30 pm
EU lawmakers vote for ban on Arctic oil exploration

This photo taken in the Arctic region on March 26, 2016 shows a perspective of the northeast coastline of Greenland. (Photo by AFP) Members of the European Parliament have voted against oil drilling in the Arctic region, emphasizing the necessity to preserve the icy waters’ unique environment. Lawmakers, who backed […]

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Climate experts says half of Arctic sea ice decline due to natural causes : Qinghua Ding from the University of California

March 14, 2017 12:00 am
Climate experts says half of Arctic sea ice decline due to natural causes : Qinghua Ding from the University of California

A new study says 30 to 50 per cent of the overall decline in September Arctic sea ice since 1979 can be accounted for by natural variability. Photo / Alan Gibson A new study has found that as much as half of the decline in Arctic sea ice over the […]

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Historic deal reached on marine sanctuary in Antarctica

October 28, 2016 1:30 pm
Historic deal reached on marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Twenty-four countries and the European Union agreed on Friday to create the world’s largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean. Twenty-four countries and the European Union  agreed to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Antarctic Ocean next to the frozen continent. The deal to make the Ross Sea in […]

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Polar workers in Chile after dangerous rescue mission

June 24, 2016 3:30 am
Polar workers in Chile after dangerous rescue mission

A worker from the U.S. South Pole Amundsen-Scott station arrives at a clinic in Punta Arenas, Chile. Photo / AP For the third time ever, rescue workers have successfully evacuated someone from the South Pole during the brutal Antarctic winter, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said yesterday. A plane carrying […]

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Plane lands at South Pole in rare, risky effort to rescue sick worker

June 22, 2016 2:30 am
Plane lands at South Pole in rare, risky effort to rescue sick worker

The last sunset of the summer at the South Pole, on March 20. Photo / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration After a harrowing, 10-hour journey through the dark and frigid Antarctic winter, a plane landed at the South Pole to evacuate at least one sick worker at the Amundsen-Scott research […]

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Antarctic loss could double expected sea level rise by 2100, scientists say

March 31, 2016 8:31 am
Antarctic loss could double expected sea level rise by 2100, scientists say

The startling findings, published in the journal Nature, paint a far grimmer picture than current consensus predictions. Photo / iStock Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities […]

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The more we learn about Antarctica’s past, the scarier the present looks

March 12, 2016 6:58 am
The more we learn about Antarctica’s past, the scarier the present looks

For the second time in a month, leading scientists have closely tied the ancient history of the vast Antarctic ice sheet to a key planetary parameter that humans are now controlling – the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Last month, new research showed that during the Miocene era, […]

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150,000 Adelie penguins East Antarctica died in iceberg crash

February 15, 2016 6:25 am
150,000 Adelie penguins East Antarctica died in iceberg crash

About 150,000 Adelie penguins East Antarctica died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony. Photo / Getty ImagesSome 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study. The B09B […]

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Exploring Antarctica : It’s vast, frozen and 4000km away at the very bottom of the world

January 15, 2016 6:39 am
Exploring Antarctica : It’s vast, frozen and 4000km away at the very bottom of the world

Professor Gary Wilson is used to the vagaries of Antarctic weather. Photo / Alan GibsonFreezing wind storms. Temperatures plunging to -40C. Months of perpetual daylight or darkness. These brutal, barely imaginable conditions seem positively Martian. Yet throughout the Antarctic’s summer season, geologists, microbiologists, climatologists and oceanographers are out in this […]

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