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Racing to Find Answers in the Ice

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Racing to Find Answers in the Ice

- The scale of Antarctica is startling. Miles of ice stretch to the horizon, growing thicker as you move toward the South Pole. Scientists at McMurdo Station are working to understand the continent’s history and to predict its future. The scale of the task is enormous.This flat expanse of white is the Ross Ice Shelf, a floating chunk of ice nearly as large as Texas

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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green

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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green

- Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average

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Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green

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Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green

- Moss banks are turning the western Antarctic Peninsula green, scientists say The moss has grown rapidly over the past 50 years, tests show Moss banks, found across parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula, have grown dramatically over the past 50 years, according to a study published in the scientific journal Current Biology. Moss growth has "increased by 4 or 5 times" in the past five decades, according to Tom Roland, one of the co-authors of the report

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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green

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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green

- Chris Mooney, The Washington Post. Published 11:51 am, Thursday, May 18, 2017 Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average

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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green

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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green

- Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average

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India to replace current Maitri station in Antarctica to expand research activity

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India to replace current Maitri station in Antarctica to expand research activity

- The country is also drafting laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica and is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent. India has decided to replace the Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. The country is also drafting laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica and is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent

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Blood Falls: Scientists solve century-old mystery of Antarctica's red waterfall

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Blood Falls: Scientists solve century-old mystery of Antarctica's red waterfall

- Blood Falls, found in 1911 by geologist Griffith Taylor in East Antarctica, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water. Scientists have finally solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica by linking it to a large source of salty water. Blood Falls, found in 1911 by geologist Griffith Taylor in East Antarctica, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water

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Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica

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Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica

- An Antarctic experience of a lifetime is on offer for Australian students who win a national competition to name the nation’s new icebreaker vessel, with a flight to Antarctica on offer to the winning entry. Up to 12 students will fly to Antarctica for a day and Hawthorn West Primary School students were excited to hear that they could become the first children to fly to Antarctica and land on the continent as part of the Australian Antarctic Program

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Growing Antarctic crack primes Delaware-sized iceberg

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Growing Antarctic crack primes Delaware-sized iceberg

- A crack that could create an iceberg the size of Delaware - and destabilize one of the largest ice shelves in the Antarctic - has branched out and begun to widen more quickly, a scientist said on Wednesday. The new fissure has turned toward the shelf's ocean edge, potentially speeding up the iceberg's process of breaking off, said Dan McGrath, a geophysicist with the U

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Now, mystery behind red tinge in Antarctica's Blood Falls is solved

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Now, mystery behind red tinge in Antarctica's Blood Falls is solved

- The red is not because of blood The distinctive appearance of Antarctica’s ‘Blood Falls’ have remained a mystery until now. Scientists recently in the Journal of Glaciology have revealed how the water got its colour. And for those wondering, no it isn’t because of blood. As per studies conducted by National Geographic , the red tinge, which scientists originally assumed came from a particular species of algae, actually comes from brine containing vast amounts of iron

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Networks of lakes, streams found on Antarctica's surface: Study

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Networks of lakes, streams found on Antarctica's surface: Study

- Scientists have found that vast lakes and streams are widespread on the surface of Antarctica's ice sheets which may accelerate its contribution to the rise in sea-level, a new study suggests. "Our study has found that extensive networks of lakes and streams have persisted in Antarctica for decades which move surface water across its ice sheets onto ice shelves," said Jeremy Ely from University of Sheffield in the UK

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Antarctica is melting faster than originally thought, new study finds

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Antarctica is melting faster than originally thought, new study finds

- While it's no secret that the ice on Earth's poles is melting, scientists are still learning about how rapidly these changes are happening. Now a new study of water across the surface of Antarctica finds that the melting is occurring to a greater degree than previously thought. “This study tells us there’s already a lot more melting going on than we thought,” co-author Robin Bell told Columbia University's Earth Institute last week in a press release about the study

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Shackleton descendant tackles Antarctica – in a Hyundai Santa Fe

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Shackleton descendant tackles Antarctica – in a Hyundai Santa Fe

- Leaned against a weathered Edwardian hut at Cape Royds in Antarctica – looking more wooden cart wheel than car wheel after a century in a polar deep freeze – remains a legacy of the first passenger car to drive in Antarctica. The 12/15 Arrol-Johnston joined Ernest Shackleton’s unsuccessful Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole in 1907. Open topped, albeit with modifications including non-freeze oil, a silencer designed to act as foot warmer and skis for the front wheels, taking the Scottish-made car to the Antarctic seemed more publicity stunt than a practical form of polar transport

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Gigantic iceberg to break off of Antarctica

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Gigantic iceberg to break off of Antarctica

- (RNN) - A huge iceberg is on the verge of breaking off of the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctica Peninsula, and scientists who are studying the phenomenon say the big break may happen in the next few months. Only 12 miles of ice continue to connect it to the ice shelf. A growing crack in the ice shelf will produce an iceberg of about 3,107 square miles, or more than 5,000 square kilometers, The British Antarctic Survey and Project Midas said

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Minnesota woman takes on North Pole after conquering Antarctica marathon

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Minnesota woman takes on North Pole after conquering Antarctica marathon

- Lisa Richardson loves marathons so much she’s going to the ends of the earth to run them. In November 2015, the 41-year-old Hastings woman ran “the Southernmost Marathon on Earth,” the Antarctic Ice Marathon, on a glacier in the Antarctic continent. On Sunday, she aims to run the North Pole Marathon, the world’s most northerly marathon. She’s not the fastest or the most experienced runner

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Frustrated Nazri proposes cancelled debate with Tun M be held in Antarctica

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Frustrated Nazri proposes cancelled debate with Tun M be held in Antarctica

- KUALA LUMPUR: Indicating his frustration over the permit cancellation for his scheduled debate with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over “public safety concerns”, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today jokingly said that he will propose an alternative debate venue overseas. He said the debate could take place either in London, Greenland or even Antarctica. "I think Antarctica would be OK

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Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 17.5 deg C

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Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 17.5 deg C

- OSLO (REUTERS) - An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 17.5 deg C, the United Nations weather agency said on Wednesday (March 1). The Experanza base set the high on March 24, 2015, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said after reviewing data around Antarctica to set benchmarks to help track future global warming and natural variations. "Verification

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Global warming is turning Antarctica green
Climate change is more real than ever. A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years, and suggested that the continent will be greener in the future. The study was published earlier this week in Current Biology, a scientific journal that covers all areas of biology. The research is led by Matthew Amesbury, a researcher at the University of Exeter in Britain   Read More ...
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With global warming, Antarctica going from glacial to green
With global warming, Antarctica going from glacial to green Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet.   Read More ...
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Racing to Find Answers in the Ice
Racing to Find Answers in the Ice The scale of Antarctica is startling. Miles of ice stretch to the horizon, growing thicker as you move toward the South Pole. Scientists at McMurdo Station are working to understand the continent’s history and to predict its future. The scale of the task is enormous.This flat expanse of white is the Ross Ice Shelf, a floating chunk of ice nearly as large as Texas   Read More ...
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UFO News: Massive Alien Spaceship Crash Site ‘Spotted’ In Antarctica — See Photo Inside
UFO News: Massive Alien Spaceship Crash Site ‘Spotted’ In Antarctica — See Photo Inside UFO sightings have been all too common in the news lately, but a Russian UFO hunter might have spotted the largest of them all. Interestingly, the object in question wasn’t spotted in the skies, but on Antarctica of all places. Valentin Degteryov showed images of the alleged UFO, which he claims had crash-landed on Antarctica millions of years ago, Fox News reports   Read More ...
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Discover the wildlife of Antarctica
Discover the wildlife of Antarctica Parts of Antarctica are heating up faster than anywhere else on the planet.Scientists want to know how this will impact the region, its abundant wildlife and the rest of the world.In seeking to do this, an international team of scientists spent three months - from December 2016 to March 2017 - circumnavigating the continent. A voyage like this has never been done before in one season and during the expedition the scientists discovered a huge underwater cavern beneath a tongue of a giant glacier   Read More ...
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Researchers: Antarctica is starting to turn green — thanks to global warming
Researchers: Antarctica is starting to turn green — thanks to global warming Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average   Read More ...
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Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says
Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says Parts of Antarctica are starting to see more greenery as temperatures rise, a new study says. "We identified significant changepoints in all sites and proxies, suggesting fundamental and widespread changes in the terrestrial biosphere," The changes in the Antarctic also parallel the greening occurring in the Arctic, according to the study. Changes in moss levels were tracked by analyzing carbon and reveled that significant changes began after 1950   Read More ...
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average   Read More ...
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Climate Change Effects: Antarctica Could Get Forested, Thanks To Global Warming
Climate Change Effects: Antarctica Could Get Forested, Thanks To Global Warming Thanks to climate change effects, Antarctica is turning green. Unlike what the expression might seem like, it is not a good thing at all. Global warming is turning the white landscape green. Scientists believe it is a warning sign for the planet. Recent research about the rapid growth of the quantity of moss in the last 50 years reveals that there is a steady increase in the temperature on the Antarctic Peninsula   Read More ...
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Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green
Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green Moss banks are turning the western Antarctic Peninsula green, scientists say The moss has grown rapidly over the past 50 years, tests show Moss banks, found across parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula, have grown dramatically over the past 50 years, according to a study published in the scientific journal Current Biology. Moss growth has "increased by 4 or 5 times" in the past five decades, according to Tom Roland, one of the co-authors of the report   Read More ...
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Antarctica is beginning to turn green due to global warming
Antarctica is beginning to turn green due to global warming Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet, Washington Post reported. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average   Read More ...
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Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study
Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study In people's minds, Antarctica may appear as a bleak white landscape but scientists claim the continent is turning green because of a warming in the climate. A team of British researchers have tested three separate sites and concluded that the quantity of moss and the pace the plant is growing at has increased rapidly in the last 50 years. "Temperature increases over roughly the past half century on the Antarctic Peninsula have had a dramatic effect on moss banks growing in the region," said Matt Amesbury, a research fellow at the University of Exeter   Read More ...
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Thanks To Global Warming, Antarctica Is Starting To Turn Green
Thanks To Global Warming, Antarctica Is Starting To Turn Green Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average   Read More ...
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimetre per year, now growing over 3 millimetres per year on average   Read More ...
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green Chris Mooney, The Washington Post. Published 11:51 am, Thursday, May 18, 2017 Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average   Read More ...
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average. "People will think of Antarctica quite rightly as a very icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener," said Matthew Amesbury, a researcher with the University of Exeter in the UK and lead author of the new study   Read More ...
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average   Read More ...
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Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change
Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. Few plants live on the continent, but scientists studying moss have found a sharp increase in biological activity in the last 50 years.A team including scientists from the University of Exeter used moss bank cores—which are well preserved in Antarctica's cold conditions—from an area spanning about 400 miles   Read More ...
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Climate change is making Antarctica greener
Climate change is making Antarctica greener In areas where plants grow, it's 'not only surviving, it's thriving' If there's a colour associated with Antarctica, it's white. But as temperatures rise with climate change, new research shows it's slowly becoming greener. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England looked at changes in the amount of moss that grew along the Antarctic Peninsula to better understand how warming temperatures have impacted the continent's limited plant growth   Read More ...
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Quest for the best five in all-women expedition to Antarctica
PUTRAJAYA: "Ice Queen" Dr Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir is seeking five "proteges" to join her on a first all-women expedition to Antarctica next year. "Ever since I came back from my solo expeditions, I have been going around the country organising talks, telling people about my experiences," said Dr Sharifah Mazlina. "Now I feel it’s time to find other Malaysian women to go to the South Pole and perhaps after that, they will be new icons that will inspire Malaysians," she added   Read More ...
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Strong quake strikes north of Antarctica
Strong quake strikes north of Antarctica A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has struck north of Antarctica late this morning but it is not expected to cause a tsunami. The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 98km northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of only about 10 km below the seabed.   Read More ...
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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica -USGS
Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica -USGS A strong quake of magnitude 6.8 struck north of Antarctica on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to cause a tsunami. The quake’s epicenter was 61 miles (98 km) northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago, a British overseas territory. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of only 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed, the USGS said   Read More ...
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Dragon-skin ice spotted in Antarctica for first time in 10 years
Dragon-skin ice spotted in Antarctica for first time in 10 years Scientists in the Antarctic have been treated to a rare and dazzling sight - a phemonomen that freezes water into ice scales. Known as "dragon-skin ice", it forms when intense wind - called katabatic wind - buffets water around, even as it freezes. The wind is so powerful it picks up the surface ice as it is freezing to expose the water underneath   Read More ...
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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica: USGS
A strong quake of magnitude 6.8 struck north of Antarctica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to cause a tsunami. The quake's epicenter was 61 miles (98 km) northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago, a British overseas territory. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of only 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed, the USGS said   Read More ...
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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica - USGS
(Reuters) - A strong quake of magnitude 6.8 struck north of Antarctica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to cause a tsunami. The quake's epicentre was 61 miles (98 km) northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago, a British overseas territory. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of only 6   Read More ...
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India to replace current Maitri station in Antarctica to expand research activity
India to replace current Maitri station in Antarctica to expand research activity The country is also drafting laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica and is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent. India has decided to replace the Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. The country is also drafting laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica and is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent   Read More ...
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Met auto van plastic afval op avontuur in Antarctica
Met auto van plastic afval op avontuur in Antarctica Wilco van Rooijen houdt wel van riskante ondernemingen en spanning. Op 10 januari 2011 stond hij op de top van de Mount Vinson, op Antarctica. Hiermee voltooide Van Rooijen, na tal van ontberingen, de Seven Summits. Oftewel: hij beklom de zeven hoogste toppen op de zeven wereldcontinenten. Nu is het tijd voor een nieuw avontuur en opnieuw roept Antarctica. Wat ga je doen? Met mijn compagnon Edwin ter Velde ga ik eind november naar Antarctica   Read More ...
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UAE firm plans to haul iceberg from Antarctica to solve water problem
UAE firm plans to haul iceberg from Antarctica to solve water problem In a bid to tackle the water scarcity in United Arab Emirates, a private firm based in Masdar City claims it can solve the problem by towing an iceberg from Antartica. The firm, National Advisor Bureau, plans to send across a ship to the south pole and haul the iceberg nearly 12,600 km to Fujairah, one of the seven emirates in UAE   Read More ...
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Century-old mystery of Antarctica’s red waterfall solved
Century-old mystery of Antarctica’s red waterfall solved Scientists have finally solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica by linking it to a large source of salty water. Blood Falls, found in 1911 by geologist Griffith Taylor in East Antarctica, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water. The brine turns red when the iron contacts air. Researchers, including those from University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in the US, have now provided new evidence which links the Blood Falls to a large source of salty water that may have been trapped under Taylor Glacier for more than one million years   Read More ...
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Blood Falls: Scientists solve century-old mystery of Antarctica's red waterfall
Blood Falls: Scientists solve century-old mystery of Antarctica's red waterfall Blood Falls, found in 1911 by geologist Griffith Taylor in East Antarctica, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water. Scientists have finally solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica by linking it to a large source of salty water. Blood Falls, found in 1911 by geologist Griffith Taylor in East Antarctica, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water   Read More ...
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Anzac spirit alive in Antarctica
Anzac spirit alive in Antarctica Services were held at each of Australia’s Antarctic research stations, Casey, Davis and Mawson and on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Casey research station expeditioner Clint Chilcott, said Anzac Day is a chance for the station community to reflect on the sacrifices of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force. Mr Chilcott, who was in the Australian Army for 18 years, led the service at Casey which was attended by the 22 expeditioners living at the station this winter   Read More ...
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Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica
Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica An Antarctic experience of a lifetime is on offer for Australian students who win a national competition to name the nation’s new icebreaker vessel, with a flight to Antarctica on offer to the winning entry. Up to 12 students will fly to Antarctica for a day and Hawthorn West Primary School students were excited to hear that they could become the first children to fly to Antarctica and land on the continent as part of the Australian Antarctic Program   Read More ...
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'Dragon skin ice' filmed off Antarctica as scientists study winter behaviour of region's waters
'Dragon skin ice' filmed off Antarctica as scientists study winter behaviour of region's waters Antarctic expeditioners have captured footage of a rarely seen type of sea ice known as dragon skin. Scientists from a US expedition dubbed PIPERS have used a drone to shoot footage of their icebreaker in an expanse of the rippled ice. The dragon skin is formed when fresh sea ice is subjected to hurricane-force winds which force the edges of the ice up and together, forming rippled ridges   Read More ...
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Researchers solve century-old mystery involving red waterfall in Antarctica
A research team has solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall, known as Blood Falls, in Antarctica, by pointing to a source of salty water. Blood Falls, found in 1911 by the Australian geologist Griffith Taylor, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water from the tongue of Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica   Read More ...
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Researchers solve century-old mystery involving red waterfall in Antarctica
A research team has solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall, known as Blood Falls, in Antarctica, by pointing to a source of salty water. Blood Falls, found in 1911 by the Australian geologist Griffith Taylor, is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water from the tongue of Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica   Read More ...
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Antarctic study shows central ice sheet is stable since milder times
Antarctic study shows central ice sheet is stable since milder times Central parts of Antarctica's ice sheet have been stable for millions of years, from a time when conditions were considerably warmer than now, research suggests. The study of mountains in West Antarctica will help scientists improve their predictions of how the region might respond to continuing climate change. Its findings could also show how ice loss might contribute to sea level rise   Read More ...
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Icebergs could be dragged 5,000 miles from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates to provide vital drinking water
Icebergs could be dragged 5,000 miles from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates to provide vital drinking water A company has devised a bizarre plan to haul icebergs in Antarctica thousands of miles to the United Arab Emirates . If successful, the ice giants could potentially offer-up billions of gallons of fresh water. The initiative has been proposed by an Abu-Dhabi based company called The National Advisor Bureau. Huge blocks of ice would be taken from Heard Island, located around 600 miles off the coast of mainland Antarctica   Read More ...
Growing Antarctic crack primes Delaware-sized iceberg
Growing Antarctic crack primes Delaware-sized iceberg A crack that could create an iceberg the size of Delaware - and destabilize one of the largest ice shelves in the Antarctic - has branched out and begun to widen more quickly, a scientist said on Wednesday. The new fissure has turned toward the shelf's ocean edge, potentially speeding up the iceberg's process of breaking off, said Dan McGrath, a geophysicist with the U   Read More ...
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A new crack in one of Antarctica’s biggest ice shelves could mean a major break is near
A new crack in one of Antarctica’s biggest ice shelves could mean a major break is near Another branch has appeared in a huge crack on one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves, and scientists fear it's only a matter of time before a huge chunk - potentially containing 5000 square kilometres of ice - breaks away. That massive ice chunk is more than twice the size of the ACT. If this happens, the ice shelf may become increasingly unstable and could even fall apart   Read More ...
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Visitors flock to Antarctica
Visitors flock to Antarctica The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators released its 2016-2017 tourism figures yesterday. The total number of visitors to Antarctica with association members was 44367, an increase of 15% on the previous year. Most travel to the continent is by sea. But there has been an increase in deep-field travel into the interior. Deep-field tourism - when visitors fly to the Antarctic interior for excursions - increased by 10% on the previous year   Read More ...
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