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150000 Penguins Perish After Giant Iceberg Traps Colony in Antarctica

KTLA - ‎8 hours ago‎
“The arrival of iceberg B09B in Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica… has dramatically increased the distance Adélie penguins breeding at Cape Denison must travel in search of food,” said researchers in the report.

Meet The All-Woman Team Heading To Antarctica This Year

Forbes - ‎9 hours ago‎
They are heading to Antarctica on a female-powered voyage: 87 women will take to the Southern Ocean this December for a trip they're calling “Homeward Bound.

Why 150000 penguins have died in Antarctica - video explainer

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Cape Denison, Antarctica, have died after a giant grounded iceberg forced them to trek 60km to the sea for food.

Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 6

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Ice Continent. Terra Incognita. White South. Antarctica. An enormous frozen wilderness of chilling indifference. The bottom of the world.
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Giant iceberg could wipe out Adélie penguin colony at Cape Denison, Antarctica

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
More than 150,000 Adélie penguins have perished in a single colony in Antarctica after the grounding of a giant iceberg. The penguins used to thrive at Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay, where strong winds blowing off the ice sheet kept a large area of ...

Antarctica influencing weather in tropics

The Hindu - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Scientists are coming to grips with how weather in Antarctica is influencing climate as far away as the tropics. For example, researchers at Ohio State's Byrd Polar Research Center have discovered an influence of atmospheric circulation in the Wilkes ...
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Want to find a meteorite? Antarctica might be the best place to look.

PRI - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Nina Lanza knows space rocks. In her day job as a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, she operates the Curiosity Rover's ChemCam, using a rock-vaporizing laser to analyze the Martian surface.

Antarctica: Life on the ice

New Zealand Herald - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
I'm part of an exclusive group of humans who have seen Antarctica with their own, squinting eyes. A cloudless day on the Ross Ice Shelf can utterly up-end your entire perception of clarity and scale.
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How much ice can Antarctica afford to lose?

Cosmos - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The massive ice sheets that drape Antarctica - including the East Antarctic ice sheet, the world's thickest and biggest - are generally kept from flowing into the ocean by ice shelves, floating chunks of ice that fringe the continent.

Aurora Australis takes drone to Casey Station, Antarctica to capture polar wonders

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Flying drones in Antarctica is not easy. A 100-110 degree difference between true and magnetic north at this location complicates navigation.

Penguin Apocalypse: Adelie colony in Antarctica faces extinction as giant iceberg blocks sea (VIDEO)

RT - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A massive nature drama involving some 10,000 Adélie penguins and an iceberg is playing out in an Antarctic bay opposite Australia.

AWARE Project Launched to Gain New Insights on Climate of Antarctica

Newswise (press release) - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
“We will be analyzing what physical processes are going on for a better understanding of the factors that are governing the surface energy balance in Antarctica,” said Andrew Vogelmann, an atmospheric scientist in the Environmental and Climate Sciences ...

Threat of Sea Level Rise Intensifies as Antarctica's Melting Ice Sheet at 'Point of No Return'

EcoWatch - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Mount Tyree, in the Ellsworth mountains, is Antarctica's second highest peak. Photo credit: Christian Stangl / Wikimedia Commons.
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Climate Change in Antarctica is Not A 'Big Deal'

Clapway - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Before you all get worked up about this, it's not necessarily what you think. Of course, climate change is a big deal, and we should be concerned about it.

People Cross Antarctica All the Time. It's Still Crazy Hard

WIRED - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
And when it comes to surviving in Antarctica, you'd naturally think heat is the biggie. Hypothermia and frostbite are a constant threat in any kind of polar undertaking.

China Set to Explore Antarctica Further, Seeks Russia's Assistance to Master Arctic

YIBADA English - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Apart from mere exploration, China also has economic interests in the Antarctica. Although there is a treaty banning mining in the region, which will be reviewed in 2018, the SOA will carry out pilot deep-sea mining projects.

Ice sheet modeling of Greenland, Antarctica helps predict sea-level rise

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Irina Tezaur and Ray Tuminaro analyze a model of Antarctica. They are part of a Sandia National Laboratories team working to improve the reliability and efficiency of computational models that describe ice sheet behavior and dynamics.

BGSU professor and student embark on Antarctica

KPTV.com - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
"You look at a globe, nobody turns a globe upside down to look at Antarctica,” said Panter. “Understanding how the east Antarctic ice sheet, the west Antarctic ice sheet have behaved in the past is going to help us understand how it's going to behave ...

Antarctica Pole to Soul Part 5

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
This is frontier land. The enormous expanse of Patagonia, over a million square kilometers, has always held mystery. From huge dinosaur skeletons, giant sloths and colossal people to Chatwin's creatively licentious meanderings, its scale leads to ...

Telugu engineer to explore Antarctica

The Hans India - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
It takes courage to visit a no-man land, covered in ice. It also needs passion for exploration and compassion for nature to start a journey to Antarctica, where the weather in next minute is uncertain. Pradeep Karuturi, a native of Rajahmundry will be ...
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