Antarctica

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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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Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts
World faces ‘abrupt jump’ in pace of ice loss around 2060 unless emissions reduced to meet Paris agreement goals, study warns

Oliver Milman

05, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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As glaciers disappear in Alaska, the rest of the world’s ice follows
Mountain glacier melt contributes more than a quarter of extra volume to the world’s oceans, disrupting ancient cycles of creation

Jonathan Watts

01, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Polar classification scheme sheds light on bold expeditions that never were
System aims to uncover whether unsupported crossings had no human help and verify accuracy of ‘record-breaking’ feats

Peter Beaumont

30, Apr, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Antarctic ‘doomsday glacier’ may be melting faster than was thought
Study finds more relatively warm water is reaching Thwaites glacier than was previously understood

Matthew Taylor

30, Apr, 2021 @10:40 AM

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