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Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep

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OSLO A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years, scientists said on Monday.

Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep

OSLO A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years, scientists said on Monday.

30 May 2016

Exhausted by 40 desert marathons, Australian says: 'Save water'

OSLO Exhausted after wearing out eight pairs of shoes in 40 marathons across deserts from Antarctica to the United States, Australian Mina Guli hopes her runs will inspire other people to safeguard the planet's fresh water supplies.

Environment, Environment 23 Mar 2016

British explorer dies on record Antarctica solo trip

LONDON A British explorer who was trying to become the first person to cross Antarctica unsupported and unaided has died after falling ill just 30 miles (50 km) short of completing his mission, his wife said on Monday.

25 Jan 2016

Antarctic icebergs have surprise role in slowing warming: study

OSLO The biggest icebergs breaking off Antarctica unexpectedly help to slow global warming as they melt away into the chill Southern Ocean, scientists said on Monday.

Environment, Environment 11 Jan 2016

Ruffling the feathers: scientists formulate bird family tree

WASHINGTON They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross.

07 Oct 2015

Ruffling the feathers: scientists formulate bird family tree

WASHINGTON They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross.

07 Oct 2015

Southern Ocean soaks up more greenhouse gases, limits warming

OSLO The vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica has started to soak up more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in recent years, helping limit climate change, after signs its uptake had stalled, a study said on Thursday.

Environment, Environment 10 Sep 2015

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study

PARIS Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday.

22 May 2015

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study

PARIS Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday.

Environment, Environment 22 May 2015
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China to "pressure" U.S. on maritime issues, paper says

BEIJING China will "pressure" the United States on maritime issues at talks in Beijing next week because of Chinese concern about an increased U.S. military presence in the disputed South China Sea, a major state-run newspaper said on Tuesday.