Antarctica is the fifth largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for less than one percent of the world's population. Most of the ice on our planet is found in Antarctica, covering this land mass around the South Pole to an average depth of more than one mile. Only the mountains south of the Pacific Ocean are not fully covered with ice.
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Antarctica currently hosts an ever-rotating group of scientists who study the unique and pristine environment there.However, Antarctica has no permanent residents and no native population.
As Colin O'Brady continues his mission to become the first person ever to cross Antarctica unsupported, CNBC Make It takes a look at some of the motivational tips he's using to get through.
CNBC. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:54 GMT.
An increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated sea level rise by 0.4 inches. However, Antarctica's additional ice mass gained from snowfall makes up for just about a third of its current ice loss.
Science Daily. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:15:27 EST.
Two technicians performing maintenance at a U.S. research station in Antarctica died on Wednesday while working on a building that houses a generator for a nearby radio transmitter, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:03:20 -0500.
The National Science Foundation issued a press release Wednesday confirming the deaths of the two workers, whose names have been withheld, at McMurdo Station on Ross Island.
Daily Mail. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:30:19 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Scientists at Nasa have detected the first signs that a series of glaciers in East Antarctica are shrinking, suggesting significant melting over the past decade and changes within the ocean, the US agency said.
Straits Times. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:02:22 +0800.