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Global Warming Melting Vital Antarctic Airstrip
2012-10-25 14:23:46

The future of Australia’s once highly touted Wilkins airstrip, built to link the country with its research stations in Antarctica, is in jeopardy as warmer temperatures have caused the $46-million runway carved from glacial ice to soften and melt.

Australia Stops Sea Shepherd From Using Drones
2012-01-03 13:51:55

The Australian government has stopped the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd from using unmanned drones over the Antarctic.

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2011-12-10 04:41:07

Next week marks 100 years since Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. As a team of scientists brave the Antarctic to validate data from ESA’s CryoSat mission, it’s hard to imagine what these first intrepid explorers would have thought of today’s advances in polar science.

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2010-04-24 07:10:00

Australian scientists say that whale feces are a likely element in the fight against climate change.

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2010-02-26 12:55:00

A mammoth iceberg that struck a glacier off Antarctica, dislodged a newer chunk of ice that could affect ocean currents and also lower the levels of oxygen in the world’s oceans.

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2010-02-08 08:30:00

According to scientists on Sunday, a drought that has been ongoing in the southwestern region of Australia for more than 30 years has been linked to higher snowfall in East Antarctica, a phenomenon that may be tied to global warming.

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2009-12-14 12:41:16

The giant iceberg, known as B17B, is gradually breaking up into smaller pieces as it drifts northeast from Antarctica towards Australia.

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2009-12-09 13:50:00

Scientists have reported a giant iceberg over twice the size of Sydney Harbor is on a slow but steady collision course with Australia.

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2009-11-23 10:15:31

Over one hundred Antarctic icebergs are moving towards New Zealand in an extraordinary happening that has raised a shipping warning, officials announced Monday.

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2009-11-12 10:10:00

A huge iceberg was identified near an island between Antarctica and Australia, an usual display in northern waters, Australian scientists announced on Thursday.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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