New Species of Sea Anemone Discovered by NSF Scientists in Antarctica

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During a routine test of an underwater robot, NSF scientists from University of Nebraska-Lincoln made a startling discovery...an entirely new species of sea anemone living inside the ice. For more information, visit http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130117&org=NSF&from=news

Monitoring Long-Term Global Climate Change with Ion Chromatography

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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a leading environmental research center that focuses on the United Kingdom’s national scientific activities in Antarctica. Some of their current research includes long-term monitoring of global climate change via ice core sample analysis of the polar ice caps in both Antarctica and Greenland. In this video, Dr. Ailsa Benton, Ice Core Analytical Scientist at with the BAS, describes her research and how BAS scientists are able to analyze essential anions...

WAIS Divide: Modeling Our Future Climate

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Discover how data from the ice core record are used to help scientists predict the future of our climate. (Please note that this is the final in a three-part series, which includes the first "Ancient Ice and Our Planet's Future" and the second "Life on the Ice")

WAIS Divide: Life on the Ice

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Join three young scientists on a trip to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (Please note that this is the second in a three-part series, which includes the first "Ancient Ice and Our Planet's Future" and the final "Modeling our Future Climate")

WAIS Divide: Ancient Ice and Our Planet's Future

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Deep in the interior of Antarctica, scientists work to unlock the secrets of our planet's past. (Please note that this is the first in a three-part series, which includes "Life on the Ice" and "Modeling our Future Climate")

Science Nation - Antarctica Rocks

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Geologist John Goodge looks for clues about Antarctica's past in the two percent of the continent that is not covered in ice! The University of Minnesota, Duluth professor studies rocks that help provide evidence about how this desolate continent has formed and changed over time. He also hopes to get a better idea of what the Earth looked like long before the seven continents we have now. Goodge and his colleagues are supported by the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National...

Science Nation - IceCube

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- Searching below the surface of Antarctica for the mysterious neutrino - There's nothing like temperatures that can reach minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit to keep you on your toes. For engineers Erik Verhagen and Camille Parisel, working in Antarctica on a project appropriately called "IceCube" is both challenging and exciting. For more visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/icecube.jsp

Earth's Outlook from Above

Fifty years after Sputnik, satellites peering down on Earth have become valuable scientific tools to study the global environment and offer much needed insight into the future of our planet.