Antarctica is a proper noun. Antarctica is (1) an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep.
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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.
Antarctica, the southernmost continent on Earth, is home to migratory birds and penguins but no reptiles or land mammals. Very little plant life can survive in the cold, dry climate of Antarctica.
Krill are shifting south towards Antarctica as the oceans warm, disrupting stocks that are eaten by penguins and whales and caught by industrial trawlers, scientists said on Monday.
Reuters. Monday, 21 Jan 2019 11:10:20 -0500.
A new scientific study found Antarctica is melting six times faster than 40 years ago. The rapid increase in ice melt could trigger a cascade of land-ice into the ocean in the coming centuries. ...
CBS News. Friday, 18 Jan 2019 01:31:32 +0000.
Overall, the scientists said that the melt of Antarctica added water equivalent to 13.2 millimeters (0.5 inch) of sea level rise over the past four decades. ...
Yahoo. Monday, 14 Jan 2019 23:11:04 -0500.
TAMPA (AFP) - Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before - about six times more per year now than 40 years ago - leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on Monday (Jan 14).
Straits Times. Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 07:08:05 +0800.
Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on Monday. ...
Voice of America. Monday, 14 Jan 2019 16:14:04 -0500.
approximately 50,000 tourists visited Antarctica during the 2017-2018 season. About 10,000 of those visitors were cruise only, while the balance were on expedition cruises that made landfall on the Antarctic continent.
By Joseph V Micallef, Contributor. Forbes. Sunday, 13 Jan 2019 11:24:00 -0500.
Two explorers recently made history by crossing Antarctica alone without any help on the way. The trek has been attempted before, but was never completed. ...
CBS News. Monday, 07 Jan 2019 14:54:36 +0000.