Antarctica

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Huge Antarctic Iceberg Drifts Out to Sea (Time-Lapse Video)
An image of an ice island
April 18th, 2014
A massive chunk of ice broke loose and is now drifting away from Antarctica.
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1,500-Year-Old Antarctic Moss Brought Back to Life
Antarctica moss
March 17th, 2014
Moss frozen on an Antarctic island for more than 1,500 years was brought back to life in a British laboratory, researchers report.
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History Repeating Itself at Antarctica's Fastest-Melting Glacier
Pine Island Glacier
February 20th, 2014
West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the continent's fastest-changing ice streams, looks to be recreating 8,000-year-old history as it shrinks and thins, a new study suggests.
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Nearing Collapse? West Antarctica's Glaciers Speeding Up
Pine Island Glacier
March 27th, 2014
Six big glaciers in West Antarctica are flowing much faster than 40 years ago.
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Ocean's Biggest Current Carries More Water Than Thought
Circumpolar Current
February 28th, 2014
The world's biggest wind-driven ocean current carries 20 percent more water than previously thought, scientists announced this week.
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Around the World: Atlantic Warming Melts Antarctic Ice
antarctic
January 22nd, 2014
Though physically distant from Antarctica, water masses in the north and tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean appear to have a significant influence on the effects of climate change on the icy continent.
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Is There About to be a Dash for Antarctica's Resources? (Op-Ed)
A sundog in Antarctica
March 18th, 2014
Few places have captured the human imagination like Antarctica.
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Caught on Camera: Ice-Dwelling Sea Anemone
New sea anemone species lives on ice
January 30th, 2014
The underside of the Ross Ice Shelf held more than just a view of the ice.
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