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Ancient Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Dwarfs Modern Melting, Study Finds

More than a year ago, researcher Julian Dowdeswell boarded a research vessel at the edge of the Fimbul ice shelf to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula. He and six other scientists with the University of Cambridge were setting off as part of an expedition to study the ancient patterns of ice sheet retreat along the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, University of Cambridge, Antarctic Peninsula, Larsen C, Ice Ice Maybe, Julian Dowdeswell, Fimbul


Scientists didn't detect a parallel universe in Antarctica. But they are learning more about mysterious, ghostly neutrinos

Strange data captured by an instrument in Antarctica didn't provide proof of a parallel universe, the instrument's principal investigator says. The quest to understand neutrinos, strange particles that are prevalent in the universe, is ongoing.
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Climate Change Could Mean More Of Antarctica Turning Green With Algae

Snow algae is already a part of summer on the Antarctic Peninsula. A warming planet may mean a lot more of it.
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How to find a meteorite in Antarctica

Justin Rowlatt joins a team of scientists looking for small space rocks in Antarctica.
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Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica bright green. Scientists are able to see it from space.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey created a map of green snow algae along the Antarctic Peninsula coast.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Antarctica, Usa Today, University of Cambridge, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Survey


A 2016 particle revealed a parallel universe. Or not.

NASA's ANITA observatory searches for neutrinos traveling with cosmic rays as they arrive on, and crash into, Earth.ANITA detected high-energy particles that seemed to be coming out of the Earth, which isn't supposed to be possible.After years of inconclusive hypotheses, the ANITA team published a paper claiming the particles reveal a parallel universe where time runs backwards. An Antarctic particle-observation experiment conducted in Antarctica in 2016 has produced what its scientists say ma...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Australia, Time, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Antarctica, Universe, Antarctic, Lewis, Gorham, Anita, University of Hawaii, Sagan


Meanwhile, Antarctica's snow is turning green

On the Antarctic Peninsula, so-called snow algae are turning the snow green.The algae thrive on temperatures just above freezing, which are increasingly common.Antarctica's green snow could lay the groundwork for a whole new ecosystem. First ever map With COVID-19's stranglehold on the news cycle, it's enough to wax nostalgic about the other varieties of existential dread that used to stalk our screens. But don't worry – there's still plenty to worry about. Global warming, for example, is sti...
Tags: UK, New York, London, Biology, Climate Change, Earth, Innovation, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Map, Cambridge University, Esperanza, Antarctic, Peninsula, Nature Communications, Antarctic Peninsula


Snow is turning green in Antarctica. The climate crisis will make it worse

Green snow created by blooming algae in the Antarctic Peninsula is likely to spread as temperatures increase as a result of climate change, researchers have said, after creating the first large-scale map of the organisms and their movements.
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Snow is turning green in Antarctica -- and climate change will make it worse

Green snow created by blooming algae in the Antarctic Peninsula is likely to spread as temperatures increase as a result of climate change, researchers have said, after creating the first large-scale map of the organisms and their movements.
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Researchers find green snow in Antarctica. It could hasten melting

Green snow created by blooming algae in the Antarctic Peninsula is likely to spread as temperatures increase as a result of climate change, researchers have said, after creating the first large-scale map of the organisms and their movements.
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Antarctica: tiny algae turning snow green 'could create new ecosystem' – video

Antarctica is  turning green due to the climate crisis and the phenomenon is potentially offering sustenance to other species, according to the first large-scale algae map of the peninsular by University of Cambridge scientists.The map identifies 1,679 separate blooms of green snow algae, which together cover an area of 1.9 sq km, equating to a carbon sink of about 479 tonnes a year. This is equivalent to the emissions of about 875,000 petrol car journeys in the UK, though in global terms it is ...
Tags: UK, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Antarctica, University of Cambridge


Penguins poop is rich in laughing gas

The poop of King Penguins releases high levels of nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas. An international team of researchers from China, Denmark, and the UK were studying how the retreat of glaciers and penguins activity impact soil greenhouse gases on South Georgia, an island north of Antarctica. They observed that the penguin guano is rich in nitrogen that, when it interacts with bacteria in the soil, is converted into nitrous oxide. From CNN: "It is truly intense," said Bo Elberling, an aut...
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King Penguin poop is rich in laughing gas

The poop of King Penguins releases high levels of nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas. An international team of researchers from China, Denmark, and the UK were studying how the retreat of glaciers and penguins activity impact soil greenhouse gases on South Georgia, an island north of Antarctica. They observed that the penguin guano is rich in nitrogen that, when it interacts with bacteria in the soil, is converted into nitrous oxide. From CNN: "It is truly intense," said Bo Elberling, an aut...
Tags: Post, UK, News, Animals, Antarctica, Haha, Penguins, Copenhagen, King Penguins, South Georgia, China Denmark, Guano, Whipit Good, Bo Elberling, Elberling, Andrew Shiva CC BY SA


Climate Change is Turning Antarctica's Snow Green

As the planet warms, parts of the planet are going green—and not in the environmentally friendly way. Snow in coastal Antarctica is literally turning the color green.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Antarctica, Algae, Algae Blooms, Ice Ice Maybe


Climate change is turning Antarctica green, study finds

Parts of the Antarctic Peninsula will change colour as "green snow" caused by blooming algae is expected to spread with increases in global temperatures, research showed Wednesday. Although often considered devoid of plant life, Antarctica is home to several types of algae, which grow on slushy snow and suck carbon dioxide from the air. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey combined satellite imagery with on-the-ground observations to detect the current ...
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Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green, say scientists

Researchers map ‘beginning of new ecosystem’ as algae bloom across surface of melting snowScientists have mapped “the beginning of a new ecosystem” on the Antarctic peninsula as microscopic algae bloom across the surface of the melting snow, tinting the surface green and potentially creating a source of nutrition for other species.The British team behind the research believe these blooms will expand their range in the future because global heating is creating more of the slushy conditions they n...
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Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of "green snow" and it is becoming so prolific in places that it is even visible from space, according to new research published on Wednesday. While the presence of algae in Antarctica was noted by long-ago expeditions, such as the one undertaken by British explorer Er...
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Climate change will turn coastal Antarctica green, say scientists

Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. Results indicate that this 'green snow' is likely to spread as global temperatures increase.
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E-tracking marine predators to protect Southern Ocean’s rich feeding grounds

Scientists from a number of institutions collaborated to collect data on 17 marine birds and mammals such as penguins, albatrosses, seals and whales in the ocean around Antarctica The post E-tracking marine predators to protect Southern Ocean’s rich feeding grounds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Dolphins, Pollution, Antarctica, Penguins, Whales, Seals, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Openaccess, Southern Ocean, Overfishing, Data Tracking, Top Six, Albatrosses


Researchers go cuckoo: Antarctic penguins release an extreme amount of laughing gas

In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated that penguins in Antarctica emit copious amounts of nitrous oxide via their feces. So much so, that the researchers went "cuckoo" from being surrounded by penguin poop.
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A Very Short Guide to Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica

In this charming little film (that feels very Wes Andersonian), we get to visit the Union Glacier Camp in West Antarctica, see what life is like there, and meet the people who run it. The camp is situated next to a blue-ice runway (which makes the area accessible to large aircraft) and serves as the jumping-off point for many kinds of activities, projects, and expeditions. Union Glacier Camp is the only facility of its kind in Antarctica. Our full-service private camp operates during the An...
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Ushuaia: The End of the World

There are few places on the planet like Ushuaia.   It is one of those places you don’t accidentally end up visiting.  It is a village of beginnings and endings.   Perched on the southern tip of Argentina, Ushuaia claims the title of the southern most city on the earth.  It is often called the “fin del Mundo” (end of the earth).  Tourism provides the lifeblood of the village.  Ushuaia and her sister city Punta Arenas, Chile, are key departure points for tourist, scientific and activist departu...
Tags: Travel, General, Adventure, Slideshow, Vw, Chile, Alaska, Antarctica, Argentina, Greenpeace, Homepage, Destinations, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas Chile, Peron, Helly Hansen


Rare long-necked dinosaur that roamed the polar world unearthed in Australia

Discovery of a single vertebra of an elaphrosaur in Victoria hugely expands known range of the group, which had teeth as juveniles but beaks as adults A dinosaur relative of T. rex and Velociraptor with an unusually long neck, and which may have transitioned from predator to plant-eater as it reached adulthood, has been unearthed in Victoria.The elaphrosaur was a member of the theropod family of dinosaurs that included all of the predatory species. It stood about the height of a small emu, measu...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Antarctica, Dinosaurs, Victoria, Fossils


SCIENCE UPDATE

Antarctica's king penguins emit such copious amounts of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, via their faeces that researchers went a little "cuckoo" studying them, according to a Danish scientific study published Thursday. (Thanks to Unholy Slacker)
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Clarification of microbial community structures around Antarctic lakes

A research team lead by Toyohashi University of Technology has revealed the community structure of microorganisms living around freshwater lakes, ice-free areas of Antarctica. An analysis of samples collected from lake shores, puddles, etc. using a next-generation sequencer has verified that cyanobacteria and tardigrades are widely distributed and specific eukaryotic algae are dominant in certain sites. This knowledge will contribute to clarification of adaptation mechanisms of microorganisms to...
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Winning BigPicture contest photos

Editor’s note: These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability and the official media sponsor for the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition. The BigPicture Natural World Competition has just revealed its 2020 winners, and they include some of the most stunning photographs you’ll ever see. The event is run by the California Academy of Sciences, and each year it encourages photographers from around t...
Tags: Travel, California, Scotland, Africa, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Canada, Britain, Wildlife, Antarctica, Rio Tinto, Kenya, Mozambique, Mars, California Academy of Sciences


Coronavirus and Antarctica: 'Isolated within isolation'

Why the people on the only continent without a recorded case of coronavirus are in lockdown.
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The Best Experiential Marketing Trends You Need To Know In 2020

Many businesses today are choosing to bring their brands to life through experiential marketing. It’s a technique where experiences are created to directly interact with the target audience. Forbes described experiential marketing as the future of retail. When done successfully, you can potentially build a loyal customer base and increase the revenue of your business. There are many exciting and new trends in experiential marketing this year that you can potentially capitalize on in your experi...
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How to travel the Amazon cargo ship

Exploring the Amazon , the planet’s largest tropical rainforest and freshwater system, is a dream for many, but the costs of joining an organized tour expedition can be prohibitively expensive. Luckily, shelling out thousands of dollars for a spoon-fed expedition is not the only option. In fact, a week of the most thrilling and authentic mode of Amazonian travel — cargo-passenger boats — will probably cost you less than a fancy weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Traveling on Amazonian cargo-passenger...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Amazon, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Boats, Antarctica, Brazil, Peru, South America, Ecuador, Ships, Bolivia, All, Atlantic Ocean


People are waiting out Covid-19 in dark, frozen Antarctica

While the rest of the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, one continent has managed to remain entirely free of the infection.
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