Antarctica

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'A real bad precedent': Australia criticised for Antarctica airport plan
Multibillion-dollar project is unnecessary and damaging to wildlife, say scientists

Jonathan Watts

31, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Fractures to Antarctic iceberg reduce risk to South Georgia wildlife
Unclear if iceberg will hit small British territory but researchers more optimistic about threat to ecosystem

Weronika Strzyżyńska

29, Dec, 2020 @10:27 AM

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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

Helen Sullivan

22, Dec, 2020 @6:52 AM

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Shackleton's sledge and flag from south pole expedition to stay in UK
National Heritage Memorial Fund bid successful after items from Nimrod trek sold to overseas buyer

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

16, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Scientists plan mission to biggest iceberg as it drifts towards island
Team will study effects on environment of A-68A, which is heading for South Georgia

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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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 survives

30, Nov, 2020 @4:25 PM

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Lorde urges climate action ahead of new book on Antarctica trip
New Zealand singer says Donald Trump, Great Thunberg and California wildfires spurred her to visit before it turns ‘to slush’

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin

26, Nov, 2020 @4:20 AM

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Blue whale sightings off South Georgia raise hopes of recovery
After single sighting in 20 years of surveys, new expedition and analysis bring 58

Patrick Barkham

19, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: science fights to keep it that way
The giant land is the only place on Earth not touched by Covid. A British team is on a mission to protect it while also doing vital research

Robin McKie

01, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Experience: I made a friend in Antarctica
Trust quickly grew between us. Within a week we’d discussed deep and intimate topics – big ideas are hard to avoid when confronted with nothing but nature’s beauty

Joanne Johnson

16, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds
Research says melting will continue even if temperature rises are limited to 2C

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

23, Sep, 2020 @3:48 PM

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The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis
Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilised by warming – and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow

Michael Marshall

19, Sep, 2020 @4:00 PM

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