Breakthrough discovery of groundwater beneath Antarctic ice sheet – and what it may mean for sea level rise
Yahoo News, 2022-06-03
For the first time, scientists have found evidence of water in the ground deep below the Antarctic ice sheet. The findings, published on Thursday, offers new insight into how ice might respond to warming temperatures with the progression of the climate crisis.
United States Stuck in the Antarctic Night like the Belgica
The masses are so blinded by greed that they do not even notice that their own leaders live in ill-gained luxury, in cozy isolation and at their expense.
A Century of Antarctic Agriculture Is Helping Scientists Grow Food in Space
The Wire, 2022-05-30
Just as in Antarctic history, the question of how to grow plants is central to any discussion of possible human settlements on the Moon or Mars. People eventually abandoned effort
Lessons learned over a century of farming in the Antarctic are helping scientists grow food in space
Just as in Antarctic history, the question of how to grow plants is central to any discussion of possible human settlements on the Moon or Mars.
Tracking the demise of a giant Antarctic iceberg
As soon as an iceberg is born it starts to die. Waves chip away at its edges, air thaws it from above, and water melts it from below. Scientists recently chronicled such death throes for one of the world’s largest-known icebergs and published their research in Remote Sensing of Environment.
More than 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions.
To grow food in space, we had to start in the Antarctic
Popular Science, 2022-05-23
The hostile, extreme and alien Antarctic is a convenient analog for space exploration, where nations can test agriculture.
China blocks moves to step up protection of emperor penguins
Officials say China has blocked efforts to step up protection of emperor penguins that are increasingly threatened by the effects global warming is having on their natural habitat in Antarctica.
Bam wraps up Antarctic work for the year
Construction News, 2022-06-01
Bam Nuttall has completed its work for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) this year. The contractor spent the last seven months constructing a two-storey