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Antarctic ice’s deep past shows it could be more vulnerable to warming

Credit: Jim Marschalek In a study published in the journal Nature, University of South Florida researcher Amelia Shevenell and her colleagues documented the evolution of Antarctica's ice sheets some 20 million years ago. The research is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. During this period, called the Early Miocene,…
bubmag
February 14, 2022
Antarctica

Giant iceberg blocks scientists’ study of ‘Doomsday Glacier’

Antarctica’s so-called Doomsday Glacier, nicknamed because it is huge and coming apart, is mostly thwarting an international effort to figure out how dangerously vulnerable it is. A large iceberg broke off the deteriorating Thwaites glacier and, along with sea ice, it is blocking two research ships with dozens of scientists…
bubmag
February 2, 2022
Antarctica

Here’s why a new penguin colony in Antarctica is cause for concern

Home News Gentoo penguins tend to their chicks on Andersson Island, Antarctica. (Image credit: © Tomás Munita/Greenpeace) Scientists have discovered a previously unknown colony of gentoo penguins in one of the southernmost spots these waddling birds have ever been spotted. The discovery is a cause for concern, according to the…
bubmag
January 24, 2022