Antarctica

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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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Licence to krill: the destructive demand for a ‘better’ fish oil
Industrial fishing of the tiny crustacea in a dietary supplements gold rush is threatening the Antarctic food chain – and even the climate

Richa Syal

07, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Antarctic expedition to renew search for Shackleton’s ship Endurance
Endurance22 will launch early next year with aim of locating and surveying wreck in the Weddell Sea

Dalya Alberge

05, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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National Geographic recognizes new Southern Ocean, bringing global total to five
Organization says the Southern Ocean consists of the waters surrounding Antarctica, out to 60-degrees south latitude

Adam Gabbatt

10, Jun, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Johan Rockström: ‘We need bankers as well as activists… we have 10 years to cut emissions by half’
The eminent Earth scientist argues that we cannot just wait for the world order to change when it comes to tackling the climate crisis – we all have a duty to act now

Jonathan Watts

29, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘We’re starting to see failures’: New Zealand’s ageing Antarctic base gets $300m lifeline
Life-support systems at Scott Base are operating beyond their lifespan, with leaking buildings and old electrics in one of Earth’s harshest climates

Tess McClure in Wellington

21, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The secret of how Amundsen beat Scott in race to south pole? A diet of raw penguin
Starving and trapped by ice, the Norwegian’s crew had discovered how to beat scurvy on an earlier voyage. The benefits proved crucial

Donna Ferguson

16, May, 2021 @8:15 AM

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From God to glaciers: ‘doom’ was not always about gloom
The old Germanic-derived word ‘doom’ does not mean catastrophe but simply ‘judgment’. So why do we associate it with disaster?

Steven Poole

06, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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We can’t stop rising sea levels, but we still have a chance to slow them down | Tamsin Edwards
Despite Covid-enforced isolation, scientists from around the world have produced a vital climate change forecast, says climate scientist Tamsin Edwards

Tamsin Edwards

06, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How melting glaciers have accelerated a shift in Earth’s axis
The redistribution of water has caused the planet to lean and wobble, resulting in the poles moving

Jeremy Plester

06, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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