Antarctica

Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

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OSLO, - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday.

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Mineral site key to Antarctica's history gets protected status 05 Jun 2014

SYDNEY - Antarctica pact partners have set up a new protected geological site on the frozen continent in a bid to preserve rare minerals that could shed light on the region's history and evolution over millions of years.

Mineral site key to Antarctica's history gets protected status 05 Jun 2014

SYDNEY, June 5 - Antarctica pact partners have set up a new protected geological site on the frozen continent in a bid to preserve rare minerals that could shed light on the region's history and evolution over millions of years.

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West Antarctic glaciers in 'irreversible' thaw, raising seas: study 12 May 2014

OSLO, - Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.

West Antarctic glaciers in "irreversible" thaw, raising seas -study 12 May 2014

OSLO, May 12 - Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.

East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw: study 05 May 2014

OSLO - Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study showed on Sunday.

East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw: study 04 May 2014

OSLO - Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study showed on Sunday.

East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw -study 04 May 2014

OSLO, May 4 - Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study showed on Sunday.

Climate changes put the freeze on elephant seal births 27 Mar 2014

SYDNEY - More ice means fewer elephant seal pups, according to Australian scientists studying breeding colonies on Macquarie Island near Antarctica and atmospheric changes in the region that have affected the feeding grounds.

Book Talk: Leadership in the world's most extreme workplace 06 Feb 2014

SYDNEY - At age 34, Rachael Robertson accepted the biggest challenge of her life: to lead a large, 12-month expedition in Antarctica. Two months on, she found herself having to ask the team of 120 how they managed to get through a year's supply of condoms in just eight weeks.

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Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. | Video