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Build that wall: Climate scientists propose walling off Antarctic ice sheets to protect them

A group of researchers have devised an audacious proposal to stave off one of the worst effects of climate change: building a massive wall under the Antarctic ice sheet to keep it frozen place for the next millennium. It would constitute the largest geoengineering project in humanity’s history, aimed at preventing a precipitous rise in sea-levels that would render major ...

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Volcanic heat source discovered under melting Antarctic glacier

There is a significant source of volcanic heat deep under the fast-melting Pine Island Ice Shelf in Western Antarctica, researchers found, after stumbling on the evidence while studying heat transfer in the icy continent’s oceans. The Pine Island glacier is one of the biggest ice flows in Antarctica and is also among the most affected by melting. Big chunks of ...

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Hidden for 120,000 years: British scientists’ mission to lost Antarctic world

A team of scientists is due to embark on a Valentine’s Day mission to explore a mysterious Antarctic marine ecosystem hidden for the last 120,000 years. The area only became accessible when a one trillion-ton iceberg, four times the size of London, broke from the Larsen C ice shelf last July. The international team, led by the British Antarctic Survey ...

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SEXUAL SEAL-ING: Horny mammals start cross-breeding with PENGUINS in the Antarctic

More than one fur seal has been caught in the act on more than one occasion and the whole thing has been caught on camera. Animal experts said the aggressive sexual behaviour of the seals did not come as a complete shock. They said they first saw a seal trying to have sex with a king penguin on Marion Island ...

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Third Icebreaker Fails To Reach Stranded Ship In Antarctic

i i hide captionNowhere to go: A view from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. Andrew Peacock/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography/AP Nowhere to go: A view from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. Andrew Peacock/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose ...

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