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Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelfEurekAlert | 07 Oct 2013
(University of Exeter) Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 meters high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometers along the ice shelf. The channels are likely to influence the stability of the ice shelf and their discovery will help researchers understand how the ice will respond to changing environmental conditions.
NIWA scientists prepare for Antarctic experimentsNew Zealand Herald | 20 Sep 2013
NIWA scientists are preparing to conduct experiments in Antarctica. More than a dozen will head there in the next couple of months to research above, on and under the ice.
The Warming ArcticWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 20 Sep 2013
Welcome aboard our expedition to the Arctic ocean. From Svalbard we adventure northward towards the sea ice aboard R/V Lance, a Norwegian research vessel. While at sea we'll be posting regular dispatches and be interacting with schools. Once back on dry land we'll follow this up with lots of additional multimedia.
Largest ice sheet 'vulnerable'BBC | 29 Aug 2013
Researchers say the world's largest ice sheet is more vulnerable to changes in temperatures than previously thought.
NZ-led plan for world's largest marine reserve stallsNew Zealand Herald | 16 Jul 2013
A New Zealand-led plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world in Antarctica has stalled after two countries questioned the legal basis of the proposal. Delegations from 25 countries have gathered for a special meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, to consider the proposal for a 2.27 million sq km reserve in the Ross Sea.
Big ice sheets melting rapidly, say scientistsNew Zealand Herald | 16 Jul 2013
A satellite that measures gravity fluctuations on Earth due to changes in the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica has detected a rapid acceleration in the melting of glacier ice over the past decade, which could have a dramatic impact on the world's sea levels.
Could the world's biggest marine sanctuary be declared in the Antarctic?Guardian Unlimited | 17 Jun 2013
An extraordinarily big thing might happen in the world of marine conservation next month at a meeting in Germany of a little known international commission. And while you probably haven't read much about it, the outcome could see the creation of the two largest areas of protected ocean on the planet that would lock out fishing from more than 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean around the Antarctic.
Icy continent holds climate cluesNew Zealand Herald | 14 Jun 2013
The closest most of us will get to Antarctica is nature documentaries like Frozen Planet - but the white continent's relevance to us and our future is far greater than we think. Many of the clues to climate change lie buried within Antarctica's ice, waiting to be discovered by scientists racing to learn what global warming at the poles might mean for nations at the equator.
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment released at Arctic Council Ministerialcaff.is | 16 May 2013
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
Arctic Council unlikely to deal directly with climate changenunatsiaqonline.ca | 16 May 2013
The warming impact of soot and methane on the Arctic climate and the increasing acidification of the Arctic Ocean: these are among the key issues that the Arctic Councils various working groups will formally present May 15 to the Arctic Council ministerial gathering in Kiruna, Sweden.
Tight vote expected on polar bearsBBC | 06 Mar 2013
A proposal to ban the international trade in polar bear parts is proving hugely divisive at the Cites meeting in Bangkok
Research to help us better understand AntarcticaNew Zealand Herald | 18 Feb 2013
A new research project launched by the University of Canterbury aims to help the public better understand what goes on in the Antarctic. The University's Gateway Antarctica unit will spend the next five years studying two of the continent's biggest threats, climate change and human exploitation.