Penguin disaster as just two chicks survive from colony of 40000 – The Guardian

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Oct 122017
 

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Penguin disaster as just two chicks survive from colony of 40000
The Guardian
A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year. It is the second time in just four years that such devastation – not previously seen in more
Thousands of Adelie penguin chick deaths lead to call for increased protections in AntarcticaABC Online
Two baby penguins survive breeding seasonSBS
Not so 'Happy Feet': Penguin breeding collapses prompt calls for more protectionBrisbane Times
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How Antarctica became home to a new kind of scientific diplomacy – The Guardian (blog)

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Jul 012017
 

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How Antarctica became home to a new kind of scientific diplomacy
The Guardian (blog)
Today's Antarctica is a tightly regulated continent surrounded by equally carefully managed and cared-for oceans. The Antarctic treaty ensures that Antarctica is used only for peaceful purposes, and that there is freedom of scientific investigation

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Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart? | Science | The … – The Guardian

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Jun 242017
 

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Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart? | Science | The …
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Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural.
Giant iceberg set to crack off Antarctica – EchonetdailyEchonetdaily
The Uncertain Future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – EosEos

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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion – The Guardian

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Jun 182017
 

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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion
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Antarctica's pristine ice-white environment is going green and facing an unexpected threat – from the common house fly. Scientists say that as temperatures soar in the polar region, invading plants and insects, including the fly, pose a major

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Whale’s eye view reveals feeding habits in Antarctica – video – The Guardian

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Apr 132017
 

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Whale's eye view reveals feeding habits in Antarctica – video
The Guardian
The World Wildlife Fund released this footage filmed in March 2017 that shows the view from a camera attached to a whale in Antarctica. Scientists used suction cups to attach cameras to humpback and minke whales, revealing new feeding habits and their …

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NSW thunderstorms: severe weather, hail and flash flood warnings – The Guardian

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Mar 132017
 

NSW thunderstorms: severe weather, hail and flash flood warnings
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Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and winds of up to 90km/h are forecast to hit parts of New South Wales on Monday. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned people in the central west slopes and plains, and northern tablelands, to brace for large …

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Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming? – The Guardian

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Dec 282016
 

Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?
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“In some ways it's a bit counterintuitive for people trying to understand how global warming is affecting our polar regions, but in fact it's actually completely in line with how climate scientists expect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to respond

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Antarctica’s tourism industry is designed to prevent damage, but can it last? – The Guardian

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Jun 262016
 

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Antarctica's tourism industry is designed to prevent damage, but can it last?
The Guardian
Right at that moment, the 40-odd companies who run cruises to the continent – ranging from tiny yachting firms to cruise lines – will log on to the website of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and try to book landing

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Planes land in Antarctica for dramatic south pole rescue after risky flight – The Guardian

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Jun 222016
 

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Planes land in Antarctica for dramatic south pole rescue after risky flight
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A plane has landed at the south pole following a freezing and risky 1,500-mile midwinter flight to evacuate a worker who needs urgent medical treatment from a research centre. The Twin Otter aircraft – the only type of plane in the world capable of
Alberta crew lands in Antarctica to rescue ailing AmericanCTV News
Daring medical rescue under way in AntarcticaNew York Post
Plane lands in Antarctica for rescueYahoo7 News
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Hunting for dinosaurs in Antarctica – The Guardian

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Jun 152016
 

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Hunting for dinosaurs in Antarctica
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Over one hundred years later, filled with probably just as much excitement and anticipation, a new group of explorers has again journeyed to Antarctica. After years of planning, the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project, or AP3, an international

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