Antarctic Watch Headlines 06/10/2022

Scientists find microplastics in fresh Antarctic snow for the first time
CNBC on, 2022-06-10
The discovery highlights the extent of global plastic pollution as even the remote region of Antarctica experiences contamination.

Microplastics found in freshly fallen Antarctic snow for the first time
SFGate, 2022-06-10
Scientists working in the Ross Island region of Antarctica have found airborne microplastics in freshly fallen snow in one of the most remote places on Earth for the first time. A peer-reviewed research paper published in The Cryosphere journal this week by scientists from the University of Canterbury,

‘Unknown Territory’: Antarctic Glaciers Melting at Rate Unprecedented in 5,500 Years: Study
Common Dreams, 2022-06-10
“We’re going into unknown territory. We don’t have an analog to compare what’s going on today with what happened in the past.”

Discovery of ‘hidden world’ under Antarctic ice has scientists ‘jumping for joy’
Live Science on, 2022-06-10
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered a hidden ecosystem more than 1,600 feet below the ice, which is filled with shrimplike creatures.

Scientists find microplastics in Antarctic snow, indicating pollution reach
The Hill, 2022-06-10
Researchers for the first time have discovered proof of microplastics in Antarctic snow, indicating a wider-than-known reach of microplastic pollution. A study published in The Cryosphere

Antarctic glaciers losing ice at fastest rate in 5,500 years, finds study, 2022-06-09
At the current rate of retreat the vast glaciers, which extend deep into the heart of the ice sheet, could contribute as much as 3.4 meters to global sea level rise over the next several centuries.

Microplastics found in fresh Antarctic snow, as pollutants spread
Washington Post on, 2022-06-09
New Zealand researchers collected snow samples from 19 sites in Antarctica and found microplastics in every one, a study says.

In a first, microplastics found in fresh Antarctic snow
cnbctv18, 2022-06-10
An average of 29 microplastic particles per litre of melted snow were found in the Antarctic snow. These microplastics were much smaller than a grain of rice, researchers said. Find out where they could have come from.

Microplastics Found in Antarctic Snows for the First Time
CNET, 2022-06-09
A higher concentration of microplastics was found in the snows than has previously been reported in surrounding seas and sea ice.