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Antarctica is the coldest continent on earth with the coldest recorded temperature of -128.9 degrees Fahrenheit.1 There is concern on what effect increasing global temperatures will have on the continent. The glaciers and ice sheets that surround Antarctica are at risk for shrinking as time goes on. Since 1960, the average winter temperatures have increased by 10.8 degrees F.2 The Larsen Ice Shelf has also been shrinking as a direct result from rising air temperatures.3 Fire is another environmental risk factor in Antarctica since its climate is so dry.4 Fighting fires is impossible because water freezes in hoses almost instantly. Thus, most fire fighting efforts concentrate solely on prevention.5

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1 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/27068/Antarctica/24711/Climate
2-3 Ibid
4http://www.riskmanagementmonitor.com/managing-safety-and-health-risks-in-antarctica/
5 Ibid
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Antarctica News

Business Insider 
It's been 106 years since Australian geologist Griffith Taylor discovered the vivid red falls flowing from the glacier named after him, onto the icy Lake Bonney. It was originally thought to be caused by red algae, but it wasn't until 2003 that it was ... See more..
National Geographic 
We're crammed into an inflatable black rubber zodiac on a blustery day in Antarctica's Gerlache Strait, puttering toward a motionless humpback whale. A fist-sized camera with gangly grasshopper-like antennae and suction cup feet sits on a pole resting ... See more..
RoadandTrack.com 
Ernest Shackleton's great-grandson drove a remarkably stock Hyundai across the South Pole, exactly 100 years after his great-grandfather's attempt. See more..
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Crosscut 
For 125 years, Norwegian-born Hurtigruten has been exploring the world's remote places since we started delivering the mail to the remote and rugged coast of ... See more..
Times of India 
But 23-year-old Mallika Arya from Gurgaon just went to the remotest place in the world, Antarctica. The Gurgaon girl was part of the International Antarctic Expedition 2017, an 82-member group led by renowned climate change expert Robert Swan, that ... See more..
Automotive News (subscription) (blog) 
In the latest video to top our weekly viral video charts, Hyundai helps finish a 100-year old expedition. “Shackleton's Return” is filled with over five minutes of ... See more..
CBS News 
In the rapidly warming Antarctic, two species of penguins are in dramatic decline. That's the news out of a new study published by Oceanites, a nonprofit organization that closely monitors penguins and other Antarctic seabirds, in collaboration with ... See more..
Travel+Leisure 
“I think most polar scientists have considered water moving across the surface of Antarctica to be extremely rare,” Jonathan Kingslake, a glaciologist at Columbia University and one of the authors of the paper, said in a statement. “But we found a lot ... See more..
CBS News 
Melting of Antarctica's ice sheets could trigger devastating consequences for coastal communities across the planet. See more..
Washington Post 
The analysis has revealed a number of previously unreported drainage systems carrying water onto and across some of the continent's most notable ice shelves. Among these is the rapidly flowing Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, which scientists ... See more..
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