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Antarctic talks fail on apparent Russia objections

Facing apparent Russian objections, the countries that regulate Antarctic fishing failed Tuesday to agree on proposals to create giant marine sanctuaries in the continent's oceans. Full story

Countries mull Antarctic marine sanctuary plans

Countries that regulate fishing in the Antarctic are meeting in an effort to break an impasse over proposals to create marine sanctuaries off the continent's coast. Full story

Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt Sparks Seafloor Sponge Boom

When the Larsen A ice shelf in Antarctica disintegrated almost two decades ago, the influx of sunlight breathed new life into the marine environment below. But now, the benthos, or seafloor life, is changing much more rapidly than scientists thought possible, according to a new study. Full story

Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt Mostly From Below

When iceberg chunks break off of floating ice shelves, it can serve as dramatic proof of melting — and this traditionally has been considered the main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. But new research reveals a disconcerting finding that is invisible to the naked eye: These i Full story

Amazing Antarctic Video Brings Ice to Life

A gorgeous new video is the best way to experience Antarctica without even feeling chilly. Full story

Scientists find Antarctic ice is melting faster

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The summer ice melt in parts of Antarctica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers reported on Monday, adding new evidence of the impact of global warming on sensitive Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves. Full story

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