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First-Ever Observations From Under Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Are Bad News

Glaciers all over Antarctica are in trouble as ice there rapidly melts. There’s no Antarctic glacier whose fate is more consequential for our future than the…

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Antarctica Got Blasted By a Powerful ‘Airburst’ Event 430,000 Years Ago

Asteroids that smash directly into Earth’s surface can cause extensive damage, but, as new evidence uncovered in east Antarctica suggests, asteroids that explode on entry…

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Radar images capture new Antarctic mega-iceberg

Spacecraft that can see through cloud get their first good look at the frozen block known as A74. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56241503 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Gigantic iceberg 20 times the size of Manhattan breaks off from Antarctica (VIDEO)

A vast iceberg measuring 1270 square km, or roughly 20 times the size of Manhattan, has broken off the 150-meter thick Brunt Ice Shelf in…

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Iceberg size of Greater London breaks off Antarctica

The 1,270sq km chunk separated from Brunt Ice Shelf near a British Antarctic Survey station on Friday An iceberg almost the size of Greater London…

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Scientists Found Unexpected Life Half a Mile Under an Antarctic Ice Shelf

Back in 2016, a team of marine scientists from around the world traveled to Antarctica to learn about the mysterious ecosystems under its vast ice…

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Wallet lost in Antarctica turns up in California 53 years later

Paul Grisham forgot he lost it until rediscovery during demolition work at McMurdo base Paul Grisham’s wallet was missing for so long at the bottom…

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Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg

Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess its impact Polar researchers will…

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The Mystery of the World’s Loneliest Penguins

A small group of king penguins have appeared on Martillo Island in Argentina. How they got there, and whether they will stay, is unknown. Source:…

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Covid cases recorded in Antarctica for first time – reports

Isolated continent reportedly registers first infections after 36 Chileans fall ill at research base Antarctica, once the only continent not to be affected by the…

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Giant iceberg A68a prangs seabed and loses corner

The huge iceberg clips the seafloor off South Georgia island and knocks off a sizeable fragment. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55355381 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Iceberg the size of Delaware on track to slam into South Atlantic island

The “A68a” iceberg is heading towards the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/world-s-largest-iceberg-may-strike-land-month-n1250742 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Why the penguin post office is desperate for some non-feathered customers

Based in Port Lockroy, Antarctica, it’s the post office at the bottom of the world. Now Ranulph Fiennes is calling for action to ensure it…

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Six months of darkness for 15 years

In Antartica, sunset takes a long time, and night lasts for half the year. Most of the workers leave, and those who are left behind…

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Melting of Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf at 40-year record high, study says

Exclusive: The rapid melting of Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf is a ‘glimpse of things to come’, a climate scientist told The Independent Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/antarctica-ice-shelf-larsen-c-melt-b1642993.html Droolin’…

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Giant Antarctic iceberg on collision course with British territory of South Georgia

Fears the 150km long A-68A iceberg, which broke away from Larsen C ice shelf in 2017, could disrupt wildlife and shipping routes A massive Antarctic…

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Scientists Find Jawbone of Possible Largest Bird Ever in Antarctica

Paleontologists recently uncovered a bone fragment from a species of bony-toothed sea birds, called pelagornithids, that might be the largest flying bird ever discovered. Where…

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Climate change: Ozone hole over Antarctic ‘largest and deepest’ in recent years, scientists warn

<p>Freezing polar vortex driving depletion of vital protective layer, but enforcing bans on damaging chemicals remain essential, experts say</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/ozone-layer-hole-antarctica-maximum-2020-biggest-copernicus-skin-cancer-b829819.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Melting Antarctic Ice Exposes 800-Year-Old Penguins That Still Look Fresh

A biologist working off the Ross Sea in Antarctica has stumbled upon an assortment of Adélie penguin remains, some of which appeared to have died…

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Antarctic Glaciers Are Growing Unstable Above and Below Water

New studies show fractures on surface ice and warm seawater melting the ice from underneath. That’s a harbinger of a coming collapse—and sea level rise….

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‘Doomsday glacier’ in Antarctica melting due to warm water channels under surface, scientists discover

<p>‘I was shocked – it brought home how much how much this system has been damaged,’ says British Antarctica Survey scientist on break up of…

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