'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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Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean

An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 29, 2019 ~5 min

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Antarctica: Thousands of emperor penguin chicks wiped out

The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 24, 2019 ~5 min

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Thousands of penguin chicks wiped out

The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 24, 2019 ~4 min

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Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica

The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 9, 2019 ~7 min

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