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Antarctica NZ head resigns – Radio New Zealand


Radio New Zealand

Antarctica NZ head resigns
Radio New Zealand
"We would receive further advice if it was relevant to us in our role as appointing [Antarctica New Zealand] board members. "Of course, we'd play a role in replacing the departing board member, but beyond that I consider this an employment issue.".
Antarctica NZ chief executive Peter Beggs was sackedStuff.co.nz

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The wonders of Antarctica – 4BC


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The wonders of Antarctica
4BC
With beauty as far as the eye can see, travellers with sponsor Aurora Expeditions will experience a trip like no other. Alasdair McGregor is an historian, painter, photographer and writer who also has a fascination with Antarctica and spoke with Kayley

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The sunrise countdown is on in Antarctica, as Spring looms for the coldest place on Earth – Stuff.co.nz


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The sunrise countdown is on in Antarctica, as Spring looms for the coldest place on Earth
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It's gradually been getting brighter over the past few weeks, but for the researchers and scientists scattered around Antarctica, lunch has been eaten under the stars for nearly four months. At this time of year sunlight illuminates the ice for only

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A Fleet of Diving Robots Discovered Surprise Carbon Emissions Off Antarctica – Inverse

Over a hundred, cylindrical, submersible drones, diving and recording acidity data from the seas around Antarctica, have found some unexpected new climate data. Long thought to be a net absorber of carbon dioxide, the Southern Ocean, it turns out, does not always act that way.
Up until the new study, published yesterday in Geophysical Research Letters, flux estimates on the uptake of carbon dioxide by the Southern Ocean were pretty sparse — and weighted heavily toward the summer months when travel is safer and the water more readily assimilates atmospheric carbon. Winter measurements have traditionally come from ships traveling to resupply Antarctic research stations (like the one in John Carpenter’s The Thing. Just saying).

Antarctica can be an unpredictable place, according to Derek “Deke” Arndt, the chief of the Monitoring Branch for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information.

While Argo floats — a vast network of aquatic probes managed internationally by about 30 participating nations — only take ocean temperature and salinity measurements, these new SOCCOM floats were equipped with sensors to record additional information, including the amount of dissolved oxygen nearby, the nitrogen content and acidity (pH). Read more

Teenager eyes conquest off tallest mountain in Antarctica – The Hans India

Teenager eyes conquest off tallest mountain in Antarctica
The Hans India
New Delhi: Thirteen-year-old Aaryan Balaji one of the youngest mountaineers to hold many records including crossing three passes and scaling three peaks in Nepal last year is all set to scale Antarctica's tallest Mt. Vinson and Mt Aconcagua, the

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We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too? – National Geographic


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We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too?
National Geographic
But for years, scientists thought that the glaciers of East Antarctica—the hulking ice sheet on the other half of the continent, nearly three miles thick in some parts—were stable. Recently, though, evidence has emerged that shows that some of the

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We Knew West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too? – National Geographic


National Geographic

We Knew West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too?
National Geographic
But for years, scientists thought that the glaciers of East Antarctica—the hulking ice sheet on the other half of the continent, nearly three miles thick in some parts—were stable. Recently, though, evidence has emerged that shows that some of the

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Which Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Paying 23K To Go To Antarctica? – Forward


Forward

Which Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Paying 23K To Go To Antarctica?
Forward
This December, Kosher Antarctica is offering a glatt tour of the seventh continent, catered by Montreal's L'Orchidée Traiteur. With three indulgent kosher meals a day, this trip will cost you a pretty penny. The cheapest option will run about $ 12,995

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Antarctica is not invulnerable to an influx of new species – Physics Today


Physics Today

Antarctica is not invulnerable to an influx of new species
Physics Today
Life in Antarctica is vastly different from anywhere else on Earth. The species that inhabit the southernmost continent and its surrounding waters have evolved in apparent isolation, with almost no ecological interaction with non-Antarctic species for

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Antarctica makes special debut at Edmonton’s Heritage Days … – Edmonton Journal


Edmonton Journal

Antarctica makes special debut at Edmonton's Heritage Days …
Edmonton Journal
New additions to the Heritage Days roster are always a top draw at the annual summer festival, with Cote D'Ivoire, Senegal, Cameroon and others making their …

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