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First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

August 12, 2019 – A new study published this week reveals the first evidence of a direct link between human-induced global warming and melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.  UK-US researchers say that curbing greenhouse gas emissions now could reduce the future sea-level contribution from this region. Ice loss in West Antarctica has increased […]

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“Catastrophic” breeding failure at one of world’s largest emperor penguin colonies

April 26, 2019 – Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years, scientists have discovered. Researchers from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) studied very high resolution satellite imagery to reveal the unusual findings, published today (25 April 2019) in the journal Antarctic Science. […]