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Posts tagged Antarctica

August 29, 2019


Warm Winds Are Blowing In Antarctica

In 2019, a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center used satellite data to show that increasingly large seasonal pools of melt water might widen cracks in an Antarctic ice sheet and cause it to break up.

March 6, 2019


The Rare Phenomenon Of Blue Ice

In rare circumstances, Antarctic ice can appear blue.

July 23, 2018


Microbial Life In Antarctica

Antarctic soils support surprisingly rich microbial communities.

May 16, 2018


Cool Question: Why Are Some Glaciers Blue?

Glaciers appear blue due to their density.

April 29, 2016



Think Like a Penguin

Small behavioral differences can create space for peaceful cohabitation.

November 16, 2015


Europa's water supply creates plumes of vapor around the planet.

Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

June 9, 2015



No Laughing Matter

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is reaching dangerously high levels in the atmosphere due to global warming.

May 5, 2015



Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

February 17, 2015


Ozone holes are created by the uncoupling of oxygen bonds caused by CFLs.

Ozone Layer Recovering

We're finally starting to see positive results from environmental efforts to protect the Ozone Layer.

January 19, 2015



The Coldest Spot on Earth, Take 2

Thanks to human ingenuity, things get even more bitterly cold!

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