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Decline in winter ice threatens animals in the Antarctic - The Raw Story

Decline in winter ice threatens animals in the Antarctic - The Raw Story | My Antarctic adventure | Scoop.it
Several years ago, researchers in Western Antarctica, adjacent to the Rothera research station, noticed that a “pioneer species” of moss animal seemed to be dying at an increased rate. (A pioneer ...
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A call to better protect Antarctica: Human activity threatening continent

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With visitor numbers surging, Antarctica's ice-free land needs better protection from human activities, leading environmental scientists say. The new study found that all 55 areas designated for protection lie close to sites of human activity.
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As Antarctic Sea Ice Melts, Seaweed Smothers Seafloor - Yahoo! News

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As Antarctic Sea Ice Melts, Seaweed Smothers Seafloor
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But as climate change causes sea ice to begin melting earlier and earlier in the summer, shallow-water ecosystems will soak up increasingly more rays.
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Russian scientists reach lake under Antarctica

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After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years — a lake that may hold life from the distant past.

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Drill kit leaves UK for icy lake

Drill kit leaves UK for icy lake | My Antarctic adventure | Scoop.it
A daring project to explore and unlock the secrets of an ancient lake hidden beneath the Antarctic ice moves closer to reality this weekend.
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SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research)

SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) | My Antarctic adventure | Scoop.it

Information on the Antarctic Treaty

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Melting of Antarctic permafrost speeds up

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The accelerating melt of permafrost, a startling feature of the Arctic under climate change, has been pinpointed for the first time in Antarctica.
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BBC: Why do so many nations want a piece of Antarctica? - Kyiv Post

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BBC: Why do so many nations want a piece of Antarctica?
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Seven countries have laid claim to parts of Antarctica and many more have a presence there - why do they all want a piece of this frozen wasteland?
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Ozone-protection treaty had climate benefits, too, study says - Phys.Org

Ozone-protection treaty had climate benefits, too, study says - Phys.Org | My Antarctic adventure | Scoop.it
Ozone-protection treaty had climate benefits, too, study says Phys.Org Polvani and others have found that two human influences on climate —ozone loss and industrial greenhouse gases—have together pushed the jet stream in the southern hemisphere...
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Penguin of the Day for August 14, 2012 - British Antarctic Survey

Penguin of the Day for August 14, 2012 - British Antarctic Survey | My Antarctic adventure | Scoop.it

Lots of images, maps and other information about Antarctica

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