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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Mike Lucibella Ice that fell as snow ages ago sees the light of day for the first time in thousands of years. Researchers drill deep into the ice beneath the South Pole to sample Earth’s ancient atmosphere By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted April 12, 2016 As the winch extracted a ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Joshua Swanson Support staff unload a C-17 cargo plane at the Pegasus Airfield as the sun rises just over the horizon. By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted September 16, 2015 McMurdo Station was abuzz with activity at the end of August. As “Winfly” got underway this year, a spate of nasty ...

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Shipping Responds to Arctic Ice Decline : Image of the Day

In late March 2018, scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA reported that Arctic sea ice had reached its annual maximum extent. Once again, the ice cover was well below average. The four smallest maxima in the satellite record have all occurred in the past four years, continuing a decades-long trend of shrinking ice in ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Ethan Norris Onboard the Antarctic Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, water samplers measure the carbon dioxide of the ocean as it crosses it. The waters around Antarctica seem to have reversed a troubling trend By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted May 4, 2016 Bucking predictions, observations now show that the Southern Ocean is pulling ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Joe Phillips The flags of the original 12 signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty surround the ceremonial South Pole. By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted October 14, 2015 Photo Credit: Rob Jones At McMurdo Station, the flags of the original 12 Antarctic treaty nations fly outside the chalet, next to ...

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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Conserving the Environment – How the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is Preserving Our Future All over the world various species of animals, insects, and plants are being slowly wiped out. Some may argue that it is the natural order of things, but human involvement has certainly exasperated the issue, causing untold amounts of damage to the worlds ecosystems. All of ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Mike Lucibella The AWARE site is the most densely clustered climate instrumentation ever deployed to Antarctica. Two instrument stations gather the most detailed data to date on the weather patterns of West Antarctica By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted May 12, 2016 The cluster of white shipping containers perched atop the ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Michael Lucibella Jeremiah Clark and Terrell Skafer raise the American and New Zealand flags as Master Sgt. Al Moon plays reveille in a joint Veterans Day ceremony. By Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted November 12, 2015 Photo Credit: Michael Lucibella John Barnes salutes as Heather Gilmour (right) and Dave Scheuerman ...

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