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Two-million-year-old Ice Provides Snapshot of Earth's Greenhouse Gas History Two-million-year-old Ice Provides Snapshot of Earth's Greenhouse Gas History
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Thursday November 07, 2019

Two-million-year old ice from the Allan Hills region of Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in the ancient past and is expected to help scientists understand future climate change. In a recent edition of the journal Nature, a group of scientists described how they used air trapped in the bubbles in ice as old as two million years to measure levels of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane.
Celebrating 50 Years of Women's Contributions to Polar Research Celebrating 50 Years of Women's Contributions to Polar Research
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Tuesday October 29, 2019

On October 16, 17, and 18, Ohio State University hosted a symposium entitled "Women in Antarctica: celebrating 50 years of exploration", marking the first deployment of women as researchers with the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. Speakers included surviving members of that expedition; the head of the Antarctic Program; two women who hold key roles in science support for the Program; and former and current female researchers.

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