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Stronger winds bring bad news

Modelling the impact of CO2 on the oceans and climate is a complex task. Now, new research suggests that stronger westerly winds around Antarctica will mean that the Southern Ocean absorbs less CO2 in future. This new information will help scientists…

De l'Antarctique à Haïti

Denise est belge d'origine haïtienne. Je la connais depuis peu, depuis mon exposition "Sentinelles de l'extrême" d'avril dernier, qu'elle venait visiter. La visite s'est muée en une passionnante discussion, que nous continuons depuis. Experte…
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Industry limits krill fishing in Southern Ocean

Good news for efforts to conserve the Antarctic's fisheries and the fragile eco-systems of the Southern Ocean! In early July (2018), the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK), which represents 85 percent of the krill industry…
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Grand succès de l'exposition à Uccle

Le Wolvendael, Magazine d'Uccle, vient de publier cet article attestant du succès de l'exposition photos "Sentinelles de l'extrême" organisée à la Maison des Arts en avril dernier, ainsi que de la Table Ronde sur la vie en Antarctique…
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New research shows ice loss accelerating

ESA reports that a team of researchers from around the world has discovered that ice loss in Antarctica has accelerated three-fold since the last such study in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Antarctica lost 219 billion tonnes of ice a year, raising…
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Manmade pollution reaches Antarctica

A new report from Greenpeace has worrying news for the Antarctic wilderness. Scientists have found microplastics and persistent hazardous chemicals in snow and water samples from remote areas of the continent. Greenpeace and the EU are calling…
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Ice sheet retreating

Antarctica is a sensitive indicator of rising global temperatures See how the Antarctic ice sheet is melting from below: background and animation.
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Growing salad in Antarctica

You might not normally associate Antarctica with salad growing, but some German scientists have recently harvested their first crop of lettuce, radishes and cucumbers from a greenhouse container near the German Neumayer Station III. Ultimately…

Expos photos de l'Antarctique et ailleurs de Fabien Darrouzet 25 mai - 3 juin

Durant 15 ans de voyages, l’artiste Fabien Darrouzet, a constitué un mini-atlas photographique de grandes villes du monde présentées par des montages panoramiques à 360°. L’exposition comporte également des photographies prises près…