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Ice shelves disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula

Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change. This could result in glacier retreat and sea-level rise if warming continues, threatening coastal communities ...

Feb 22, 2010
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Perilous Shackleton Antarctic bid sets off

A British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's perilous 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat set off Thursday, braced for fearsome seas and icy, bleak conditions.

Jan 24, 2013
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Antarctica Traced from Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Antarctica may not be the world's largest landmass -- it's the fifth-largest continent -- but resting on top of that land is the world's largest ice sheet. That ice holds more than 60 percent ...

Jul 23, 2010
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