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Antarctica is running out of wilderness

The continent is crammed with “ghost” stations—just one sign of how this empty, icy place is becoming more crowded.
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Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: Science fights to keep it that way

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www.nytimes.com
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John Kerry: China’s chance to save Antarctic sea life

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What would happen if all the Antarctic ice melted?

It … let's just say it would not be good. Here, let's do the math.
www.forbes.com
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Antarctic Commission pursues largest conservation action ever taken

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