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Antarctic seabirds and climate change
Recent changes in Antarctic seabird populations may be linked to environmental change according to scientists reporting in the journal Science this week. Researchers from the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey (BAS) reviewed the best available data from a range of long-term studies to test the view that warming of the Earth`s climate is affecting Antarctic marine life. Whilst they found... View News Article (2002-08-29)

First direct evidence that human activity is linked to Antarctic Ice Shelf collapse
The first direct evidence linking human activity to the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves is published this week in the Journal of Climate. View News Article (2006-10-17)

***Changed embargo time***Rising sea levels could be 'cancelled out' by increased snowfall
A paper published today in Science shows that the largest ice sheet in the world, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, is growing due to increased snow fall. This growth partly mitigates the sea level rise caused by melting glaciers in other areas, especially Greenland. View News Article (2005-05-17)

Your own private global warming
A group of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey have collected individuals from a wide range of species commonly found in Antarctic waters and subjected them to increasing levels of water temperature to learn how each species is prepared to cope with the conditions that they are likely to experience in the future. View News Article (2009-06-30)

First comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica's climate
The first comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica's climate and its relationship to the global climate system is published this week (Tuesday 1 December) by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). View News Article (2009-12-01)

Antarctic study identifies melting ice sheet's role in sea level rise
Loss of ice in Antarctica caused by a warming ocean could raise global sea levels by three metres, research suggests.  View News Article (2016-02-04)

Climate change causes extreme changes to Antarctic Lakes
Results from a 20-year study reveal dramatic ecological changes to lakes in Antarctica caused by a 1°C temperature increase. The findings, reported this week in SCIENCE, are yet more evidence of extreme changes in the Antarctic Peninsula region. This area has experienced some of the most rapid warming of anywhere on Earth in the past 50 years (2.5°C). The study lakes, on Signy Island, lie... View News Article (2002-01-21)

Laser technique has implications for detecting microbial life forms in Martian ice
An innovative technique called L.I.F.E. imaging used successfully to detect bacteria in frozen Antarctic lakes could have exciting implications for demonstrating signs of life in the polar regions of Mars. View News Article (2009-10-02)

Hundreds of Antarctic Peninsula glaciers accelerating as climate warms
Hundreds of glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula are flowing faster, further adding to sea level rise according to new research published this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Climate warming, that is already causing Antarctic Peninsula increased summer snow melt and ice shelf retreat, is the most likely cause.  View News Article (2007-06-06)

Parachuting allows krill to eat and run
Antarctic researchers have recorded a novel behavior in krill that may help regulate greenhouse gases. Antarctic krill, one of the largest animal resources on Earth, parachute into the deeper layers of the ocean many times a night and sequester large amounts carbon in the process. View News Article (2006-02-07)

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