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November 20, 2014
China's Xi commits to greater Antarctic ties with Australia
Hobart, Australia (AFP) Nov 18, 2014
China's President Xi Jinping committed to greater Antarctic cooperation with Australia Tuesday, while fulfilling a long-held dream to visit the nation's smallest state in a trip which included a close encounter with a Tasmanian devil. Xi supported the use of Australia and particularly of Tasmania as a gateway to the frozen continent in an agreement with Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the state capital Hobart, where the flagship of China's Antarctic programme, the Xue Long, is docked. The memorand ... read more

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Scientists rappel into Siberia's mystery craters
Several months after a mysterious hole in the ground was discovered on the Yamal Peninsula of northwest Siberia, scientists have worked up the courage to climb down into the crater. While rappelling into the hole this week, the researchers captured a series of stunning images. ... more
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Robotic Ocean Gliders Aid Study of Melting Polar Ice
The rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide. Although warm water near the coast is thought to be the main factor ... more
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Ice age infants discovered in Alaskan grave
Archaeologists working in central Alaska discovered the 11,500-year-old remains of two infants from the Ice Age. ... more
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IceBridge Returns to Thwaites Glacier
NASA's Operation IceBridge recently reached the mid-point of the 2014 Antarctic campaign, flying two more missions in West Antarctica. These flights measured the Land Glacier and nearby coastal area ... more
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Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate
In a study published in PNAS, Dr William Roberts of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences and colleagues use computer models to simulate a Heinrich event in Hudson Bay, Canada, adjusting the mod ... more
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Berkeley Lab scientists ID new driver behind Arctic warming
Scientists have identified a mechanism that could turn out to be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic region and melting sea ice. The research was led by scientists from the US Departmen ... more
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New research explores scent communication in polar bears
New research conducted by a team of conservation scientists provides the first systematic examination of the social information polar bears may glean from scent left in the paw prints of other polar ... more
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Plans for Antarctic marine reserves fail again
Two marine reserves proposed for Antarctica failed to win approval at international talks in Australia on Friday, campaigners said, adding the decision left one of the world's last untouched wildernesses vulnerable. ... more
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They know the drill: UW leads the league in boring through ice sheets
Wisconsin is famous for its ice fishers - the stalwarts who drill holes through lake ice in the hope of catching a winter dinner. Less well known are the state's big-league ice drillers - specialist ... more
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Study shows three abrupt pulse of CO2 during last deglaciation
A new study shows that the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributed to the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago did not occur gradually, but was characterized by three "puls ... more
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China's 31st Antarctic expedition sets out
Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) set off on Thursday from Shanghai on the country's 31st Antarctic expedition, scheduled to return in April next year. An important ... more
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Well-preserved baby woolly mammoth carcass on display in Moscow
The incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly mammoth recently went on display in Moscow as part of an event for the Russian Geological Society, and it is already drawing crowds. The carcass was found in the far north of Russia, among the snow and ice of the region known as Yakutia - one of the coldest continually inhabited places on Earth. ... more
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Penguin chicks
Adelie penguins are an indigenous species of the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth. Since 1950, the average annual temperature in the Antarctic Peninsula ... more
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Mammoth skull and tusks found in Idaho drainage ditch
Archaeologists in Idaho have uncovered the tusks and skull of a massive Columbian mammoth in Idaho, and scientists there say they have reason to believe a rare, entirely intact skeleton also lies below. ... more
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China to build Antarctic airfield: report
China is to build its own airfield in Antarctica, media reported Monday, as Beijing continues to expand its footprint in the most remote corners of the globe. ... more
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Icebergs once drifted to Florida, new climate model suggests
Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts ... more
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Peru glaciers shrink 40% in 44 years: government
Peru's glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since 1970 because of climate change, giving birth to nearly 1,000 new lagoons, national water authority ANA said Thursday. ... more
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Canada Inuits reach EU deal to resume seal-product exports
The Canadian government on Friday announced an agreement with the European Union that will let Inuit people resume the exportation of seal products, which have been the subject of an EU ban since 2009. ... more
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What is Happening with Antarctic Sea Ice
The sea ice that engulfs Antarctica each summer in the Southern Hemisphere grew to a new record extent - for the satellite era - this year. This year's sea ice growth continues a long-term trend of ... more
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Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels
Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 metr ... more
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Plumbing system beneath Greenland slows ice sheet as summer progresses
A team led by scientists at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics has for the first time directly observed multiple parts of Greenland's subglacial plumbing system and how tha ... more
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Flight ban to protect baby walruses beached in Alaska
US wildlife authorities have ordered planes to avoid flying too close to a vast herd of exhausted walruses beached on a remote Alaskan beach. ... more
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New mechanism reveals how molecules become trapped in ice
Ice is ubiquitous in nature-found within terrestrial and astrophysical environments alike-and contains many atoms and molecules trapped inside it. For example, ice beneath the world's oceans hosts a ... more
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Young superheros call for protection of Chile's glaciers
Around 2,000 people, many of them children dressed as superheroes, marched in Santiago Saturday calling on President Michelle Bachelet to protect Chile's glaciers. ... more
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