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Antarctica Is Gaining Ice, So Why Is the Earth Still Warming?
A view of glaciers and mountains covering West Antarctica, as captured from above on Oct. 29, 2014.
November 19th, 2015
Recent NASA research shows that Antarctica seems to be gaining ice, but this finding has been met with skepticism. The research also doesn't support the assumption that climate change is ending; the story is more complicated than that.
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Oxygen Oasis Discovered in Antarctic Lake
A view of Lake Fryxell in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
September 3rd, 2015
A little oxygenated slice of paradise survives deep in an icy Antarctic lake, providing a window into what life on Earth may have been like before oxygen permeated the atmosphere.
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Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Nears Record-Breaking Size Again
Antarctic Ozone Hole
November 11th, 2015
An ozone hole larger than the North American continent was observed over Antarctica by researchers at the German Aerospace Center. It's the first time the ozone hole has been this large since 2006.
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Cold Comfort: Why People in Antarctica Are Such Boozehounds
antarctica south pole
October 13th, 2015
People in Antarctica may drink more because of the cold, cooped-up conditions; a hypermasculine environment; boredom; and isolation.
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Southern Lights Shimmer in Antarctica's Night Sky (Photo)
June 30th, 2015
A dark, moonless sky is awash in light radiating from an aurora over Antarctica in a new image released by NASA.
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Mystery of Antarctica's Strange Disappearing Snow Is Solved
East Antarctica
October 15th, 2015
Researchers studying areas of eastern Antarctica where snow is often stripped off the surface by wind, recently found that powerful gusts are actually vaporizing massive amounts of snow, rather than blowing and redistributing it elsewhere.
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King Crabs Arrive in Antarctic, with Claws Out for Biodiversity
A king crab.
September 30th, 2015
The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.
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Why Are Some Glaciers Blue?
sea ice
May 30th, 2015
Blue-ice areas are patches of ice where wind and evaporation have scoured glaciers clean of snow.
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