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Quest begins for oldest ice on Earth

A team of European scientists heads to East Antarctica this month to locate the oldest ice on Earth. The team is part of an EU-funded research consortium from ten European countries whose aim is to search for a suitable site ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Getting to know the Getz Ice Shelf

As scientists and crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge mission prepared for a research flight on Nov. 5, 2016, the weather in Punta Arenas, Chile, was cold, wet, and windy. But when they reached their survey site in West ...

dateNov 11, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Five facts about Antarctic sanctuaries

Agreement was reached Friday to create a vast US and New Zealand-backed Antarctic marine sanctuary in the Ross Sea—the world's largest—at a meeting of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in ...

dateOct 28, 2016 in Ecology
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