If greenhouse gases continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, researchers warn.
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New findings suggest that "entering into a hibernation-like state is not a relatively new type of adaptation. It is an ancient one."
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Our research on a remote Antarctic island found microplastics in the intestines of tiny animals.
June 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Climate models have been overestimating how much sunlight hits the Southern Ocean. This is because the clouds there are different from clouds anywhere else. Bacterial DNA helped us understand why.
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers in Antarctica accidentally experienced an odd source of "laughing gas." The nitrous oxide came from large amounts of penguin guano.
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Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have lost 318 gigatons of ice a year for 16 years. Just one gigaton would fill 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
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