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Journey to the world's southernmost tree

Where on this warming planet, you ask, is the southernmost tree? Look no further: National Geographic sent a team to hunt it down.
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Even the South Pole is warming, and quickly, scientists say

Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.
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Adélie penguins could thrive as result of sea ice melting

Adélie penguin populations could boom in coming years, according to research revealing the small birds find it easier to forage when sea ice is sparse around continental Antarctica.

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The iciest waters around Antarctica are less icy

An unusual combination of events caused the Weddell Sea to lose more sea ice than in recent years.
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A journey into Antarctica: The unavoidable signs of global heating

Antarctica is the only continent not to have a single case of coronavirus. But it is vulnerable to the other great global crisis: the climate emergency.

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Antarctica's weird green snow set to spread due to climate change

We have certain expectations of snow. We generally think it will be white, but in parts of coastal Antarctica the snow takes on a bizarre shade of bright green. It's a color we may be seeing more of as a warming climate impacts the land of ice.

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Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica green

It is well-documented that climate change is rapidly melting ice sheets. But what is left in their place? New research using remote sensing shows that green snow algae is blooming on the surface of melting ice in parts of Antarctica.

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As ice melts, emperor penguins march toward extinction

The flightless birds depend on Antarctica’s frozen sea ice shelves for safety and breeding. But as temperatures rise, the shelves are vanishing.
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Antarctica: Too big to melt

A summer of extremes leaves sobering questions about the state of Earth’s largest store of ice, capable of inundating coastlines worldwide as it melts.
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A satellite lets scientists see Antarctica’s melting like never before

NASA's new ICESat-2 satellite provides the most detailed look yet of where the continent is losing and gaining ice.
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Study finds PFAS contamination in Cohoes around Norlite incinerator

A study by Bennington College released on Monday found unusually high amounts of potentially hazardous PFAS compounds in the soil and water downwind from the embattled Norlite aggregate and incineration plant.

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How to explain climate change? With comic books.

Climate change seems to be a problem almost designed to defy our understanding. We are not good at dealing with intangible entities, and in climate change both causes and effects remain mostly invisible in our daily lives. But comics can make the invisible visible, and tell human stories.
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Microplastics found for first time in Antarctic ice where krill source food

Researchers at University of Tasmania find 14 different kinds of plastic smaller than 5mm in an ice core from 2009.

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