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Antarctica's Adelie Penguins May Benefit From Global Warming
2013-04-04 14:02:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some may be lamenting the impending forces of climate change, Adélie penguins could actually benefit from rising global temperatures. According to a new study in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, the Adélie penguin population on Antarctica´s Beaufort Island increased 84 percent as the region´s ice fields retreated from 1958 to 2010. "This research raises new questions about how Antarctic...

2007-07-02 09:17:50

By Story By William Mullen, Chicago Tribune Jul. 2--CAPE EVANS, Antarctica -- The dark, silent interiors of the three wooden huts are still pungent from the smoke of seal-blubber fires that once warmed men now long dead. Their dishes, pots, pans and scientific paraphernalia are scattered across tables and counters, and tins and boxes of their food still sit on shelves. Isolated from one another, strung out along 23 miles of Ross Island's bleak Antarctic coastline, the abandoned huts for...

2006-05-18 08:55:34

WASHINGTON (AP) - Photographer Joan Myers spent months exploring Antarctica and recording its stark beauty. An exhibit of her photos opens Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. "I have seen part of the planet that few have seen, and I have had the time to walk and photograph and feel our world without its veneer of human activity. Antarctica cannot be tamed," Myers wrote in her journal of the time she spent there. "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey," will remain...

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2004-12-14 07:37:38

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A remnant of the largest iceberg ever recorded is blocking Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, threatening tens of thousands of penguin chicks with starvation and cutting off a supply route for three science stations, a New Zealand official said Tuesday. The iceberg, known as B15A, measures about 1,200 square miles, said Lou Sanson, chief executive of the government scientific agency Antarctica New Zealand. He called it "the largest floating thing on the planet right...


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Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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