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Rivers of meltwater flow across the entire continent of Antarctic during its summer, suggesting that warming from climate change in the next century could cause substantial melting and rise in sea levels.
Much of the Antarctic continent is threaded with rivers, pools and streams of melting drainage water, which could mean the continent is more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought.
It took hundreds of years for one of the oldest and largest penguin colonies in Antarctica to recover after three separate volcanic eruptions nearly wiped the seabird colony off the map, a new study finds.