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Interested in counting penguins at world’s remotest post office? Then this job in Antarctica might just be for you
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Interested in counting penguins at world’s remotest post office? Then this job in Antarctica might just be for you

As per the trust’s website, vacancies are available for base leader, gift shop assistant, shop manager, and post office assistant from November this year to March next year

New study of 1980s Mars meteorite debunks proof of ancient life on planet
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New study of 1980s Mars meteorite debunks proof of ancient life on planet

The only way to prove whether Mars ever had or still has microbial life, according to Steele, is to bring samples to Earth for analysis

Scientists set out to explore Thwaites glacier to find out how fast seas will rise because of melting Antarctica’s ice
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Scientists set out to explore Thwaites glacier to find out how fast seas will rise because of melting Antarctica’s ice

The Florida-sized glacier, Thwaites, has gotten the nickname "doomsday glacier" because of how much ice it has and how much seas could rise if it all melts — more than two feet over hundreds of years

British Sikh Army officer Preet Chandi becomes first woman of colour to make solo trip to South Pole
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British Sikh Army officer Preet Chandi becomes first woman of colour to make solo trip to South Pole

Chandi, also known as Polar Preet, completed her solo expedition of 700 miles in 40 days in the tough terrain of Antarctica

In the Arctic's, global warming is happening three times faster than in the rest of the world
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In the Arctic's, global warming is happening three times faster than in the rest of the world

Permafrost -- defined as soil that stays frozen year-round for at least two consecutive years -- lies under about a quarter of the land in the Northern Hemisphere.

India will reduce emissions in Antarctica, protect environment: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
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India will reduce emissions in Antarctica, protect environment: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

India has two active research stations: Maitri (commissioned in 1989) at Schirmacher Hills, and Bharati (commissioned in 2012) at Larsemann Hills in Antarctica.

Antarctic iceberg double the size of Mumbai grazes dangerously against ice sheet; see viral image here
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Antarctic iceberg double the size of Mumbai grazes dangerously against ice sheet; see viral image here

The images of the collision were captured by the European Space Agency (ESA’s) Sentinel-1 pair of satellites.

To reside in this Antarctica town, residents must remove appendix; here's why
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To reside in this Antarctica town, residents must remove appendix; here's why

The reason behind this bizarre rule is practical. The necessary precaution taken by these locals is because the nearest hospital is almost 1,000 kilometers away

Explained: How Antarctica hit record temperature amid heat wave in Europe, Arctic
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Explained: How Antarctica hit record temperature amid heat wave in Europe, Arctic

The new record for the maximum temperature for Antarctica is now 18.3 degrees Celsius, eclipsing the previous high of 17.5 degrees Celsius in March 2015

From Arctic to Antarctica: Read interesting facts about all the seven continents here
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From Arctic to Antarctica: Read interesting facts about all the seven continents here

The Earth initially had only one large landmass called Pangaea. Over millions of years, the mass separated to form the seven continents we know today

With the Antarctic Treaty turning 60 years old, a look at the agreement's relevance in a changed world
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With the Antarctic Treaty turning 60 years old, a look at the agreement's relevance in a changed world

The treaty is remarkably short and contains only 14 articles. Principal provisions include promoting the freedom of scientific research, the use of the continent only for peaceful purposes, and the prohibition of military activities, nuclear tests and the disposal of radioactive waste.

Satellite images reveal ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is on the verge of collapse
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Satellite images reveal ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is on the verge of collapse

The floating ice shelf acts like a cork in a bottle for the fast-melting glacier and prevents its much larger ice mass from flowing into the ocean.

Scientists accidentally stumble across life buried 3,000 ft under ice in Antarctica
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Scientists accidentally stumble across life buried 3,000 ft under ice in Antarctica

Now that we know life can exist in such conditions, now we need to find out how it evolved, its food chain and other related queries.

Major 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Chilean Antarctica base; officials issue tsunami warning
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Major 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Chilean Antarctica base; officials issue tsunami warning

The quake struck about 210 kilometres east of the base at a depth of 10 kilometres, Chile's National Emergency Office (Onemi) said, urging evacuation from 'the beach area of the Antarctic' ahead of a possible tsunami

Elizabeth White on filming Frozen Planet, focusing on hope and optimism within the environmental movement
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Elizabeth White on filming Frozen Planet, focusing on hope and optimism within the environmental movement

"The worst possible thing we can do is say it’s too late. Because then nobody has any will to do anything," says Elizabeth White, director of Sony BBC Earth docuseries Frozen Planet.

We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago
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We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago

Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.

Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak
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Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak

2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.

Where’s the sea ice? Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters
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Where’s the sea ice? Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

For sea ice to build up again this year, the upper layer of the Arctic Ocean needs to lose the excess heat it picked up during summer.

'If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will': At annual UN meet, world leaders warn of 'environmental Armageddon'
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'If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will': At annual UN meet, world leaders warn of 'environmental Armageddon'

The postponement of the UN climate summit hasn't stopped countries, from slowly sinking island nations to parched African ones, from speaking out.

Global sea levels to rise drastically by 2100 due to Greenland, Antarctica's melting ice sheets
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Global sea levels to rise drastically by 2100 due to Greenland, Antarctica's melting ice sheets

Calculating the Antarctic sheet was trickier as the East Antarctic ice sheet can gain mass due to global warming, as warmer temperatures cause increased snowfall.