Antarctica

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Entangled humpback whale’s sad fate has researchers calling for action on fishing nets
Animal lacking dorsal fin last seen in Antarctic labouring to swim and considered unlikely to survive

Royce Kurmelovs

17, Jan, 2022 @7:26 AM

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Preet Chandi becomes first woman of colour to ski solo to south pole
British Army physiotherapist ‘Polar Preet’ skied 700 miles across Antarctica in 40 days, five days ahead of schedule

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

05, Jan, 2022 @11:56 AM

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Scientists watch giant ‘doomsday’ glacier in Antarctica with concern
Cracks and fissures stoke fears of breakup that could lead to half-metre rise in global sea levels – or more

John Vidal

18, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Antarctic visitors threaten world’s largest remaining wilderness
Visitors bring in foreign species that colonise ground exposed by rapidly melting glaciers

Jeremy Plester

07, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hurrah for Barbados! Can the UK be next? | Brief letters
Letters: The Monarchy | Scott’s Antarctic diary | MPs’ unintelligence contest | Parliamentary role models

Letters

30, Nov, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Australia’s decision to scrap Antarctica runway exposes government divisions
China hawks in Coalition say nation risks loosening ‘foothold’ on Antarctica by abandoning project

Daniel Hurst

25, Nov, 2021 @4:51 AM

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Logbooks linked to Antarctic explorers Shackleton and Scott found in storage room
‘Priceless’ artefacts recording details of the famed expeditions of the 1910s were discovered in the vaults of New Zealand’s meteorological service

Eva Corlett in Wellington

24, Nov, 2021 @8:07 PM

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‘I am Asian, not what people expect’: Derby woman to trek solo to south pole
Preet Chandi – or Polar Preet – hopes to inspire others by becoming the first woman of colour to voyage unsupported across Antarctica

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Covid live: early boosters approved for vulnerable people in UK; Brazil health chiefs receive death threats over vaccine for children – as it happened
Booster jabs in UK can now be given to certain vulnerable people sooner than six months after a second dose; Russia reports 1,163 new Covid deaths

Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose ,Martin Belam ,Samantha Lock (earlier)

29, Oct, 2021 @10:55 PM

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Climate study linking early Māori fires to Antarctic changes sparks controversy
Research tying Māori activity 700 years ago to Antarctic changes sparks debate in New Zealand over Indigenous inclusion in science

Tess McClure in Christchurch and Eva Corlett in Wellington

13, Oct, 2021 @11:27 PM

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Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice
Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial Revolution

Libby Brooks Scotland corrrespondent

10, Oct, 2021 @1:24 PM

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‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica
Scientists say ozone hole is unusually large for this stage in season and growing quickly

Helena Horton

15, Sep, 2021 @11:00 PM

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