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Satellite tracking of Antarctica expands view of glacial patchwork – Ars Technica


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Satellite tracking of Antarctica expands view of glacial patchwork
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If Antarctica and Greenland were just big ol' ice cubes, projecting future sea-level rise would be a snap. The physics of ice melting are simple when you know the temperature. But these frozen continents are not nearly as boring as a cube of ice, so

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Volcanic ice caves on Antarctica may host complex life – Ars Technica


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Volcanic ice caves on Antarctica may host complex life
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Antarctica is a relentlessly icy place, with estimates placing the amount of exposed land on the continent at less than one percent of its total surface. During glacial periods, the ice even expanded further—to the point where the edges of the
Scientists Find Evidence For Life In Warm Steamy Caves Beneath Antarctica's IceForbes
Antarctica's warm caves may be home to a 'secret world' of unknown species, experts sayDaily Mail
Is there life beneath the ice? Antarctica's mysterious cavesNew Zealand Herald
National Post –BABW News –Phys.Org
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Climate change brewing more extreme weather, shifting breaking points – Ars Technica

Climate change brewing more extreme weather, shifting breaking points
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By examining this data, the researchers developed a more detailed understanding of what's going on right now in terms of the local distribution of extreme weather events: in moist environments, the precipitation is increasing with temperature. In dry …

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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica’s mountains? | Ars … – Ars Technica


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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica's mountains? | Ars …
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Since 1984, researchers have been arguing about what to make of tiny ocean plankton shells sitting atop the Transantarctic Mountains. That is obviously not a …

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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica’s mountains? – Ars Technica


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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica's mountains?
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And what might their presence tell us about Antarctica's past? The researchers who initially discovered the surprise diatom shells found them mixed in with glacially deposited sediment. They argued that the shells told a pretty big story. Around 3
Antarctic Mystery Solved?Lab Manager | News (press release) (blog)

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Goodnight, Antarctica: Researchers won’t see sun for six months – Ars Technica


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Goodnight, Antarctica: Researchers won't see sun for six months
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Goodnight, Antarctica: Researchers won't see sun for six months. NOAA posts a photo of the last sunset at US Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. by Eric Berger – Mar 20, 2016 4:02pm PDT. Share · Tweet · Email · Google · Reddit · 16. The Sun sets over

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Did western Antarctica’s ice fall into the sea 120000 years ago? – Ars Technica (blog)


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Did western Antarctica's ice fall into the sea 120000 years ago?
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One of the bigger risks we're running with our planetary warming experiment is the melting of the vulnerable West Antarctic Ice Sheet, raising sea levels much more rapidly than we expect. It's a scenario scientists assess both by studying present

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Extreme weather events in our future climate – Ars Technica


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Extreme weather events in our future climate
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"When an extreme weather event happens, the public wants to know—is this climate change?" That statement by Lawrence Berkeley Lab's Michael Wehner provided a good background for the session on climate change and unusual weather events that …

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EPA fracking investigation in Wyoming revisited after objections – Ars Technica


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EPA fracking investigation in Wyoming revisited after objections
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In December of last year, Ars reported on a major EPA study in Pavillion, Wyoming that concluded hydraulic fracking operations there had contaminated the groundwater aquifer. While there wasn't a clear link to contamination detected in some shallow
Wyoming Water Tests in Line With EPA Finding on FrackingBusinessweek


New EPA Findings Test Fracking SiteWall Street Journal
EPA Says Test of Wyoming Water Consistent With Prior ResultsBloomberg
Tulsa World –Boulder Weekly –The Republic
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