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Antarctic melt just the tip of the iceberg

Thursday - Antarctica has lost three trillion tonnes of ice over the past 25 years, raising sea levels 7.6mm.

Plastic waste reaches last wilderness

8 Jun 18 - Plastic and traces of hazardous chemicals have been found in one of the world’s last great wildernesses.

Modern mammoths could help stop Arctic ground emissions

17 May 18 - Geneticists from Harvard think that reintroducing mammoth-like creatures to Arctic tundra environments could help to stop the release of greenhouse gases from the ground.

Winter winds melting Antarctica ice shelf

7 May 18 - Parts of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf are melting in the depths of winter, when temperatures typically stay well below freezing, research finds.

Boaty McBoatface to spy on melting Antarctic glacier

2 May 18 - The precarious state of a vast, remote Antarctic glacier will provide an inaugural mission for the British vessel once dubbed Boaty McBoatface and its remotely operated submarine of the same name.

Arctic currents change as did the ancient Pacific

1 May 18 - Changes in Arctic currents today appear to reflect similar changes thousands of years ago – in the North Pacific. Scientists think they may be linked.

Melting of Antarctic ice greater than thought

4 Apr 18 - Hidden underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years and could soon overtake Greenland to become the biggest source of sea-level rise.


SOUTHERN SHOCK: Where has all the ice gone?

21 Mar 18 - The absence of sea ice near Antarctica over the past six weeks has astonished scientists aboard the research vessel Tangaroa.

Antarctica needs massive engineering works

19 Mar 18 - .Mammoth engineering projects are planned in Antarctica and Greenland to help slow down the disintegration of the planet’s main glaciers.

Krill fishing poses serious threat to Antarctic

15 Mar 18 - Industrial fishing for krill in the pristine waters around Antarctica is threatening the future of one of the world’s last great wildernesses, says a new report.

Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second straight year

7 Mar 18 - Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of...

'Crazy' Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

5 Mar 18 - An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change.

King penguins find their icy southern realm is shrinking

1 Mar 18 - King penguins – one of the most charismatic species of the Southern Ocean – are under threat from climate change.

One tiny creature threatens Antarctic wildlife

16 Feb 18 - The Antarctic, one of the last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard seals, is being threatened by the plight of an animal just a few centimetres long.

Thawing permafrost reveals massive doses of mercury

9 Feb 18 - Rising temperatures are waking a sleeping giant in the North - the permafrost - and scientists have identified a new danger that comes with that: massive stores of mercury.

New look at Antarctic raises fears of higher sea levels

15 Dec 17 - Antarctic ice sheet models double the sea-level rise expected this century if global emissions of heat-trapping pollution remain high, according to a new study.

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world

5 Dec 17 - The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago this week, protecting the continent for peace and science.

THIN ICE: Antarctic glaciers could flood the planet

24 Nov 17 - In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilisation hostage.

HOT SPOTS: Ice cameras reveal Antarctica’s warm underbelly

16 Nov 17 - A new map of the warmth coming up from rocks beneath the Antarctic provides key data for scientists to model how the ice sheet could react to climate change.


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