Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

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Royal naming for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2019 ~5 min

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Post office team picked for Antarctic Port Lockroy base

The team will spend four months franking stamps on tourists' postcards and counting penguins.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 20, 2019 ~2 min

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Vintage film reveals Antarctic glacier melting

Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, suggesting the shelf may collapse sooner than expected.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 3, 2019 ~5 min

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'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK's Halley research station.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 25, 2019 ~5 min

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Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 7, 2019 ~5 min

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Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 20, 2019 ~5 min

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Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'

Researchers say global sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double the current predictions.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 20, 2019 ~5 min

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Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 16, 2019 ~5 min

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Signs of faster melting in world's largest ice shelf

Part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the rest, shedding light on how it might respond to climate change.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 30, 2019 ~3 min

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