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This Antarctic octopus has a warning about rising sea levels
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This Antarctic octopus has a warning about rising sea levels

A huge ice sheet appears to have melted about 120,000 years ago, when temperatures were similar to those on Earth today, according to a DNA study that mapped octopus movements.
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Greenland’s deteriorating northern ice shelves

A major alarm is flashing under Greenland’s ice

Greenland’s northern ice shelves have lost more than a third of their volume since 1978, new research finds.
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Earth breaching key warming threshold in 2029

In early 2029, Earth will likely lock into breaching key warming threshold, scientists calculate

A new study says that in a little more than five years the world will likely be unable to stay below the internationally agreed temperature limit for global warming if it continues to burn fossil fuels at its current rate.
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Antarctica massive ice loss

Antarctica has lost 7.5tn tonnes of ice since 1997, scientists find

Study finds more than 40% of ice shelves have shrunk, with millions of tonnes of freshwater entering ocean.

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Antarctica sea-ice decline

Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts

Missing winter sea ice signals changes that could be a "disaster for the world", scientists say.
Antarctic research stations pollution

Antarctic research stations polluted a pristine wilderness

Historical bad practices have left a legacy of pollution in the fragile ecosystem of Antarctica, but efforts are underway to chart a better future.

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Antarctica accelerated warming & melting

Antarctica warming much faster than models predicted in ‘deeply concerning’ sign for sea levels

Study finds ‘direct evidence’ of polar amplification on continent as scientists warn of implications of ice loss.

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