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NASA images reveal impact of Antarctic heatwave

The recent record temperatures (up to 18.3 degrees C) on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula have cause rapid ice melt - and NASA's satellite images show the devastating effect. Up to an inch of snowpack melted in just one day. Although…
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Record high temperatures in Antarctic

Summer temperatures in Antarctica have been hitting record highs. Earlier this month, the temperature rose above 20 degrees C for the first time, provoking further concerns about ice melt and rising sea levels. Already, scientists are seeing…
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Robot discovers surprisingly warm water under Thwaites Glacier

Scientists have sent an underwater robot called Icefin to explore under the Thwaites Glacier and they have made a worrying discovery. The water temperatures are unusually warm. "Warm waters in this part of the world, as remote as they may…
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Researching the 'doomsday' glacier

In a new report, the BBC explains why the melting of the Thwaites glacier could bring catastrophe, not just to Antarctica, but also to maritime cities around the world. With a mix of diagrams, photos and text, the report tells the story of…

Antarctica under threat from invasive species

Over millennia, Antarctica's geographic isolation has created a unique biological environment. However, this is increasingly under threat from climate change and human visitors. People bring species that could never reach the continent on their…
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Le « trou » le plus profond sur Terre se trouve en Antarctique

Ce « trou » se trouve sous le glacier Denman, à l'est de l'Antarctique. Il descend à plus de 3,5 kilomètres - seules des fosses sous-marines descendent encore plus bas ! Pour en savoir plus : https://www.futura-sciences.com/sciences/videos/antarctique-decouvrez-point-emerge-plus-profond-terre-6498/ https://www.journaldugeek.com/2019/12/16/trou-profond-terre-antarctique/ En…
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Human activity brings invasive species to Antarctica

Human presence in Antarctica has already affected some of its delicate ecology and climate change will make it easier for invasive species to establish themselves. So says a new report which explores the impact of human activity on Antarctica's…

Emperor penguins risk extinction due to climate change

New research shows that Emperor penguins risk extinction by the end of the century if global temperatures continue to rise. Warming will lead to the loss of sea ice around Antarctica. And if that happens, the Emperor penguins will lose the very…

Antarctic sea ice in dramatic decline since 2014

When it comes to sea ice, the focus is often on the decline in the Arctic. But a new scientific report shows that the Antarctic sea ice has shrunk massively since 2014. In fact, the "average annual extent means Antarctica lost as much sea…
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Beyond EPICA

The European Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice Core project started officially on 1st June. Its aim is to to drill for ice up to 1.5 million years old. This will give scientists unparalleled information on the history of Earth's climate. In turn, this…