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October 31, 2014
China's 31st Antarctic expedition sets out
Beijing (XNA) Oct 31, 2014
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 task for the mission is the building of a base station for the BeiDou navigation satellite system. The base will provide data and technical support for the navigation system and for Antarctic surveys and mapping, according to Liu Cigui, director of the State Oceanic Administration. The mission will also ... read 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
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Flight ban to protect baby walruses beached in Alaska
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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
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Sea levels rose 5 meters a century at end of last 5 ice ages
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Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere
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Past temperature in Greenland adjusted
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NASA Scientists Watching, Studying Arctic Changes This Summer
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Canada to push Arctic claim in Europe
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