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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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Emperor penguin colony collapses

Emperor penguins are iconic birds of Antarctica. Yet, a major colony at Halley Bay has failed to breed for the last three years, possibly due to a decline in the sea ice in the Weddell Sea. https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/catastrophic-breeding-failure-at-one-of-worlds-largest-emperor-penguin-colonies/ Photo:…
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Where is Antarctica heading?

What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will it be transformed almost beyond recognition? Will global warming lead a huge loss of ice, major sea level rise, radical upheaval to ecosystems, and a massive in growth in human presence and resource…
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El Nino reaches to Antarctica

Recent research by the European Space Agency continues to confirm the complex interconnectedness of our planet's weather and climate systems - including how the El Nino event in the Pacific Ocea affects ice shelves off Antarctica. For more…

Wind as engine of climate in sea-ice formation

Italian and French Researchers have found that winds blowing in Antarctica constitute a fundamental element regarding climate, may-be even more than temperatures. The so-called "katabatic winds", i.e winds descending from the continent down…