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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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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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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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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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