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Extreme Melt Season Leads to Decade-Long Ecosystem Changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys new item Aug 9, 2017

Extreme Melt Season Leads to Decade-Long Ecosystem Changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys

An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows.


Methane-Eating Bacteria in Antarctic Lake May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Aug 4, 2017

Methane-Eating Bacteria in Antarctic Lake May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An interdisciplinary team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that bacteria in a lake 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may digest methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, preventing its release into the atmosphere.


U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory Featured in New York Times Magazine Piece on Global Repositories Jul 18, 2017

U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory Featured in New York Times Magazine Piece on Global Repositories

The NSF-funded laboratory, in Lakewood, Colo., which stores, curates, and studies ice cores recovered from around the world--including the Arctic and Antarctic--is among the facilities worldwide featured in a July 13 New York Times Magazine story headlined "Arks of the Apocalypse."


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