Antarctica

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Environment

When Australia’s first Environment Ambassador helped save Antarctica from mining

Australia has had a special Ambassador for the Environment since 1989, and without that first appointment, Antarctica might’ve been open to commercial mining

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Environment

“I’ll never forget the first iceberg we saw”

Animal scientist Dr Kristy DiGiacomo switched goats for penguins when she travelled to Antarctica as part of a global women in STEMM leadership program

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Environment

The Southern Ocean is Earth’s climate ‘engine room’

A shipboard monitoring system is giving researchers much-needed measurements of Antarctic wind, waves and ice

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Sciences & Technology

Fossil forests under Antarctic ice

Recently described fossils are the most diverse yet of forests that grew in Antarctica around 56 million years ago, providing valuable information about Earth’s past and future climate

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Sciences & Technology

Challenging the climate of bias

Although there’s still inequality in STEMM, the largest ever all-woman expedition to Antarctica is working to challenge the future

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Politics & Society

The geopolitics of Antarctica

Sixty years ago, countries around the world came together at a time of frosty global politics to establish the Antarctic Treaty, but its focus was on diplomacy rather than the environment

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Sciences & Technology

How do aerosols help our atmosphere clean itself?

Antarctica’s pristine air and waters - and a unique shipboard laboratory - are helping researchers delve into climate change

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Sciences & Technology

If we could talk to the animals

Happy animals are more productive, and in turn have happier and wealthier owners. Animal welfare scientist Rebecca Doyle is sharing these ideas with farmers in the developing world

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Sciences & Technology

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Under the Microscope

What pancake ice tells us about the climate

The first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world is being used to study how pancake ice forms and melts, and could inform how we better model our global climate

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Politics & Society

The winding road to Yale

Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship, which she credits to media engagement

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