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UN to monitor global warming in Antarctica
A two-masted ship will sail from the tip of South America for Antarctica this month to study the impact of global warming and environmental change, officials here said Tuesday.

The expedition of the Tara, which is supported by the UN Environment Program, is scheduled to last one month.

The ship will travel to several areas of the world's most southerly continent including the northern Weddell Sea.

Aboard the ship will be renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

The mission will help the crew prepare for a more difficult experiment -- two years adrift in the Arctic beginning in September 2006 to study global warming, officials said.

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