Antarctica

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Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space
Scientists used satellite images and more than 300,000 volunteers to count Weddell seals, a key Southern Ocean indicator species

Eva Corlett in Wellington

19, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Why we should forget about the 1.5C global heating target | Bill McGuire
Working to prevent every 0.1C rise can still give us hope, says Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of geophysical and climate hazards at UCL

Bill McGuire

12, Sep, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Siberian tiger v bear: even David Attenborough ‘wowed’ by Frozen Planet II
The BBC’s new wildlife series overcame photography challenges with hi-tech equipment and years of patience

Tara Conlan

10, Sep, 2022 @2:30 PM

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The million year ice project: the quest to find the oldest ice on Earth
Australia’s most ambitious over-snow Antarctic expedition in a generation is under way. In this edited extract from Griffith Review, meet the man searching for prehistoric ice to unlock the mysteries of our planet

Jo Chandler

26, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Fate of ‘sleeping giant’ East Antarctic ice sheet ‘in our hands’ – study
Melting of the world’s biggest ice sheet would cause catastrophic sea level rise, but can be avoided with fast climate action

Damian Carrington Environment editor

10, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Polar Preet’ aims to become first woman to trek solo across Antarctica
Preet Chandi, first woman of colour to complete a solo unaided trip to the South Pole, announces plans for her next trip

Cash Boyle

16, Jul, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Antarctica bathed in dazzling colours in afterglow of Tonga eruption
Scientists say aerosols thrown into stratosphere in January responsible for volcanic twilight ‘afterglows’

Eva Corlett in Wellington

15, Jul, 2022 @1:30 AM

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US accuses UK of exploiting Russia tensions to fish highly prized species
After Russia rejected agreed catch limits, Britain unilaterally licensed boats to hunt toothfish near Antarctica – a move the US says breaches international rules

Karen McVeigh and agencies

24, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Winter solstice: Australia celebrates shortest day of the year with icy swims and lantern festivals
Antarctic researchers got in first with a dip in a sub-zero pool, but there are other feats of endurance, and creativity, to mark the shortest day of the year

Royce Kurmelovs

21, Jun, 2022 @3:38 AM

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Microplastics found in freshly fallen Antarctic snow for first time
New Zealand researchers identified tiny plastics, which can be toxic to plants and animals, in 19 snow samples

Eva Corlett in Wellington

08, Jun, 2022 @3:09 AM

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‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice
New Zealand scientists ‘jumping up and down’ at find during investigation of climate-induced melt of ice shelf

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Jun, 2022 @3:30 AM

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Endurance shipwreck threatened by global heating, says marine archaeologist
Exclusive: Marine archaeologist warns of ocean acidification and melting ice, as well as robotic technology that could enable thefts

Dalya Alberge

15, May, 2022 @3:50 PM

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