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  • Antarctica Greenhouse Produces Cucumbers, Tomatoes and More in Mars-Like Test

    09/24/2018 7:13:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 24, 2018 07:00am ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    An Antarctic greenhouse known as EDEN ISS not only survived the polar night but emerged from it with a harvest for local researchers, thus providing hope that future Mars colonists could also enjoy fresh food during their time on the Red Planet, German Aerospace Center (DLR) officials said in a statement. Regularly withstanding temperatures below minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius), the greenhouse provided herbs, lettuce and other vegetables to 10 people who were riding out the winter in the remote station, called the Alfred Wegener Institute's Neumayer Station III. It's the first time the greenhouse operated through...
  • NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Almost as Hot as Yellowstone Supervolcano That's Melting Antarctica

    11/09/2017 3:47:05 AM PST · by smileyface · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Hannah Osborne
    A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
  • 91 VOLCANOES FOUND UNDER ARCTIC ICE, BIG BLOW TO CLIMATE ALARMISTS

    08/14/2017 6:29:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 8/13/2017 | DAWN LUGER
    In addition to the 47 volcanoes already known about currently “sleeping” under the Arctic ice, scientists have found more. They discovered 91 additional volcanoes in Antartica, now the largest volcanic region on earth. This is a big blow to those who think melting polar ice is the sole fault of humans. The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost 100 volcanoes. The highest discovered volcano is as tall as the Eiger, a popular peak to traverse in the Swiss Alps, which stands at almost 4,000 meters (over 13,000 ft) in Switzerland. Before this discovery, the densest concentration of volcanoes...
  • Why Isn't the Left Happy to Hear News That Global Warming Isn't Happening?

    11/05/2015 2:59:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Global warming. There's news on that today. From the UK Express: "Meltdown Myth: Antarctic Ice Growing, Expanding, Is Just the First Evidence Global Warming Is Not Real." Now, this story, we've talked about the Antarctic ice. We talked about it yesterday, the day before. The point about it is: Where are all the computer models the global warming people believe to predict it? The only reason we're even talking about global warming -- well, the real only reason -- is it's part of the left's agenda of expanding government worldwide, raising taxes worldwide, and a key ingredient...
  • Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

    01/02/2014 10:08:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/2/14 | Mike Ciandella
    A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change. The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to...
  • All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice [Were studying Climate Change Effects]

    01/02/2014 7:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/02/2013 | By Jethro Mullen
    After 10 days stranded far from home, all 52 passengers from a ship stuck in Antarctic ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker. "It's 100% we're off! A huge thanks to all," tweeted Chris Turney, an Australian professor among the group of scientists, journalists and tourists marooned on the ship. A helicopter from a nearby Chinese icebreaker ferried passengers Thursday to the Australian icebreaker, the Aurora Australis. The rescue is the latest chapter in a saga that began Christmas Eve after the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy got stuck in unusually thick ice. Officials abandoned a succession...
  • World War II Rumor About an Ancient Lake Is Revived (Russians Say Hitler Remains/Clones)

    02/09/2012 7:33:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2012 | J. David Goodman
    As my colleague David M. Herszenhorn reports, scientists are poised to take some highly anticipated samples from a deep subglacial lake in Antarctica, saying on Wednesday that they had succeeded in boring through more than two miles of ice. The state-financed broadcaster Russia Today posted video of the researchers at the frigid Antarctic outpost, including clips of them snowmobiling around the endless expanse of ice and snow and watching supply planes land. What evolutionary secrets Lake Vostok — named after the Russian research station above it — may hold after being sealed under ice for millions of years has tantalized...
  • Scotch Whisky Meant To Warm Antarctic Explorers Retrieved After Century Locked In Ice

    02/06/2010 9:26:13 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 1,108+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | AP
    Scotch whisky meant to warm Antarctic explorers retrieved after century locked in ice Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand - This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century. Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Ice cracked some of the bottles that had been left there in 1909, but the restorers said Friday they are confident the five crates contain intact bottles "given liquid can be heard when the crates are moved." New Zealand Antarctic...
  • How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky (Shackleton's Antartica Scotch)

    01/22/2012 4:18:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    PopSci ^ | 01.04.2012 | Paul Adams
    How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky Preserved in Antarctica since 1907, the Scotch that Ernest Shackleton drank is now available in stores In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and crew set out on the ship Nimrod to visit Antarctica and, they hoped, the South Pole. The good news was, the entire party survived the trip, thanks in part to the Rare Old Highland Whisky they brought to the frozen continent. But the expedition was forced to evacuate in 1909, some 100 miles short of the Pole they sought. And, as winter ice encroached and the men hurried home, they left behind...
  • Why Antarctica Isn't Melting Much -- Yet (Left/MSM in full damage control mode)

    Why Antarctica Isn't Melting Much -- Yet Scientists Explain Complex Climate Patterns By FRED PEARCE Jan. 9, 2010 Antarctica is warming, but not melting anything like as much as expected. In fact, during the continent's summer this time last year, there was less melting than at any time in the 30 years that we have had reliable satellite measurements of the region. A look at the effects of global warming in Antarctica. The apparent contradiction is explained by the seasonal pattern of warming, say two glaciologists writing in Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union. The continent's winters...
  • Scott's Hut and the Explorers' Heritage of Antarctica (Global Warming Buries South Pole in Snow)

    07/09/2008 11:18:28 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 8 replies · 92+ views
    World Monuments Fund ^ | unknown | wmf.org
    On November 1, 1911, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott departed from Cape Evans on his Terra Nova Expedition, the legendary race against Norwegian Roald Amundsen to become the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott left behind a prefabricated, seaweed-insulated wooden cabin and its outbuildings, as well as scientific equipment used to measure the continent's fearsome climate.
  • Deep Freeze Airmen warm New Zealand community's heart

    04/18/2008 6:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 95+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Nick Przybyciel, USAF
    4/18/2008 - CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFPN) -- Five-year-old Benjamin Laury talked about elephants, storm troopers and how cool pilots are -- all in a single, convoluted sentence -- as he looked around a C-17 Globemaster III April 17 here. As part of a home-schooling group invited to check out the enormous airplane that just flew into their corner of the world, Benjamin and his friends are trying to make sense of what they're being told. Reserve and active-duty Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings hosted the children as they created analogies about their jobs and got a fair...
  • Giant Marine Life Found in Antarctica (huge jellyfish! Yikes!)

    03/21/2008 4:40:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies · 2,521+ views
    apnews.myway.com ^ | 3-21-08 | RAY LILLEY
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Scientists who conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of New Zealand's Antarctic waters were surprised by the size of some specimens found, including jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish.A 2,000-mile journey through the Ross Sea that ended Thursday has also potentially turned up several new species, including as many as eight new mollusks.
  • Volcano under the Antarctic (Yes I am a GENIUS)

    01/21/2008 10:39:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 66 replies · 160+ views
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | January 21 2008 | Mirror.co.uk
    Scientists have discovered a huge active volcano under Antarctica. - The BAS team says data from the volcano will help it predict future rises in sea-levels caused by melting ice.
  • Antarctic volcanoes identified as a possible culprit in glacier melting

    01/20/2008 8:02:37 PM PST · by RDTF · 58 replies · 9,020+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | January 20, 2008 | Kenneth Chang
    Another factor might be contributing to the thinning of some of the Antarctica's glaciers: volcanoes. In an article published Sunday on the Web site of the journal Nature Geoscience, Hugh Corr and David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey report the identification of a layer of volcanic ash and glass shards frozen within an ice sheet in western Antarctica. "This is the first time we have seen a volcano beneath the ice sheet punch a hole through the ice sheet" in Antarctica, Vaughan said. Volcanic heat could still be melting ice to water and contributing to thinning and speeding up...
  • Massive volcano exploded under Antarctic icesheet, study finds

    01/20/2008 4:13:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies · 426+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - A powerful volcano erupted under the icesheet of West Antarctica around 2,000 years ago and it might still be active today, a finding that prompts questions about ice loss from the white continent, British scientists report on Sunday. The explosive event -- rated "severe" to "cataclysmic" on an international scale of volcanic force -- punched a massive breach in the icesheet and spat out a plume some 12,000 metres (eight miles) into the sky, they calculate. Most of Antarctica is seismically stable. But its western part lies on a rift in Earth's crust that gives rise to...
  • California-Sized Area of Ice Melts in Antarctica

    05/15/2007 3:11:17 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 63 replies · 1,754+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | May 15, 2007 | By LiveScience Staff
    Warm temperatures melted an area of western Antarctica that adds up to the size of California in January 2005, scientists report. {That is the middle of summer in the southern hemisphere.} Satellite data collected by the scientists between July 1999 and July 2005 showed clear signs that melting had occurred in multiple distinct regions, including far inland and at high latitudes and elevations, where melt had been considered unlikely. ---SNIP--- Evidence of melting was found up to 560 miles inland from the open ocean, farther than 85 degrees south (about 310 miles from the South Pole) and higher than 6,600...
  • Norwegian Cruise Stranded in Antarctic ~ Nearly 300 passengers, including 119 Americans, safe....

    01/31/2007 9:36:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 1,675+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 31, 2007 at 6:35:4 PST | DOUG MELLGREN ASSOCIATED PRESS
    OSLO, Norway (AP) - Nearly 300 passengers, including 119 Americans, were awaiting rescue Wednesday from a Norwegian cruise ship that ran aground off a remote Antarctic island, damaging its hull. The M/S Nordkapp got off the rocks under its own steam and sought shelter in a nearby harbor, where it was awaiting the arrival later Wednesday of another Norwegian Coastal Voyage ship, the M/S Nordnorge, the cruise operator said. The company said no one was hurt in Tuesday's mishap in the Southern Ocean and the Nordkapp was not in danger. "The ship is now at anchor in Walker Bay, and...
  • Scientists drill back in time in Antarctica

    12/16/2006 3:34:54 AM PST · by jimtorr · 63 replies · 1,298+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday, Dec 15, 2006 | Deborah Zabarenko
    ROSS ICE SHELF, Antarctica (Reuters) - From a distance, the ANDRILL operation appears out of nowhere like a mirage: a white-draped tower amid giant blue boxcars laid out on a frozen sea. But this mammoth venture to drill through ice, ocean and back through time is as real as a science lab and as practical as an oil rig: hard-hatted drillers and scientists work in concert to find clues to a time when Antarctica was warm and wet. Because the researchers are convinced that a warmer age is in prospect as a result of human-spurred global climate change, they want...
  • Global Warming, Too Hot or Not?

    09/06/2006 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 903+ views
    The New American ^ | 09.18.06 | Dennis Behreandt
    The theory of global warming proposes that man's activities are causing the Earth to heat up, but there is compelling scientific evidence that does not support this conclusion.   Very few people have heard of the Larsen B ice shelf. For thousands of years in the Antarctic, the place was a desolate frozen wasteland, crisscrossed by crevasses and swept by powerful ice and snowstorms. Beginning in 2002, satellite imagery began to show instability in the Larsen B ice shelf. According to research published by the journal Nature, much of the more than 4,600 square mile ice shelf collapsed. Since then, icebergs...