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Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Australia and France kick off a fresh push Monday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.

dateOct 16, 2017 in Ecology
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Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed

We are all aware that Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to ...

dateOct 11, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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The wind sublimates snowflakes in Antarctica

Researchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions. It turns out that the katabatic winds that blow from the interior to the margins of the ...

dateSep 25, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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