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Antarctic sea ice meltdown likely in a warming world

New study offers climate clues from most recent interglacial warm period

By Bob Berwyn

The last time the Earth was as warm as today was about 128,000 years ago — and Antarctic sea ice extent was 65 percent smaller than it is now, according to British scientists who tracked past climate change in the region by studying ice core samples from that era. 867 more words


Fortney: For modest crew members, Antarctic rescue flight all in a day's work

It’s a cool Tuesday morning in Hangar 59, the cavernous space in Calgary’s northeast feeling even chillier than the 13C air outside.

Still, even in their short-sleeved shirts, the six Kenn Borek Air crew members seem unfazed. 755 more words

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Calgary's Antarctic rescue mission delayed by weather

Two Calgary aircraft en route to Antarctica for a rescue mission in the dead of the South Pole’s winter nights have been delayed by weather. 312 more words

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Leaving Rothera

NOTE: Due to the mammoth trip north with frustratingly slow internet, this is the first time I’ve been able to upload blogs (over a month). Then my computer wasn’t allowing me upload photos. 598 more words


Blowing Hot and Cold

In 1944 Winterbourne’s third and final private owner, John Nicolson, bequeathed the house and garden to the University of Birmingham. Responsibility for the garden was assumed by the Department of Botany who quickly renamed the grounds as the ‘Winterbourne Research Gardens’ supplementing the already established plant collection with new species intended for use by students of botany. 1,027 more words


Antarctic Winter Looms Closer

The other day saw us bid adieu to the last of our planes, the Dash-7, marking the end of the summer season and the beginning of winter.  636 more words