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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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Antarctica News

Chicago Tribune 
A writer checks off her seventh continent with a half-price voyage to Antarctica, where long days are filled with penguins, orcas and icebergs. See more..
Charleston Post Courier 
Researchers drew more than 1,600 measurements from Iceland to Alaska to Antarctica to study ocean acidification and "atmospheric rivers," intense ocean winter storms that can spur flooding or drought. Ports of call also included Uruguay, Barbados and ... See more..
ABC Online 
He is working for the Australian Antarctic Division at Mawson Base for a year, as a plumber. "Every morning I walk up to the water tank and look back over the base, the islands and icebergs and the ice plateaus in the distance and I just think 'I'm in ... See more..
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Popular Science 
"On Earth, not all water tastes the same. Some water is delicious, but some can leave a funny taste in your mouth—the result of a particular mineral or metal. This doesnʼt happen on board the International Space Station, even though youʼre drinking ... See more.. 
Stressed and feeling the need to take some time out? Can we suggest you get comfy and devote the next eight minutes of your life to this quiet and beautiful film about Antarctica. In gentle scenes of crisp, white glaciers, pink-tinged clouds and mirror ... See more..
As the sun sets over Auckland each night this weekend, a full-scale iceberg will appear over the Domain. Visual artist Joseph Michael's work 'Antarctica - While You Were Sleeping' will premiere at Auckland Museum on Friday and will be repeated the next ... See more..
Every year, the amount of ice floating in the Arctic Ocean around the Earth's north pole melts in the summer and regrows in the winter. It generally reaches its maximum extent in early March, and it did so this year on March 7. The problem: This was ... See more..
Christian Science Monitor 
A cook tells what it's like to live in the basement of the world amid world-class researchers, cryogenic winds, and the stars of the frozen continent – penguins. See more..
ePHOTOzine (press release) 
Paramo are giving you the chance to win the ultimate Antarctica photography safari, worth £7995. The competition is open until 27 March 2017. Explore this incredible area of the world accompanied by photographer Andy Rouse as expedition leader and ... See more..
Deseret News 
OREM — Josh Heward was all smiles and laughs as he described his expedition to Antarctica and the trip's research focus: a highly resilient, plate-armored, claw-legged monstrosity that crawls along the frosted earth. To some, the nearly unkillable ... See more..
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