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Antarctica

Laser Mapping Project Shows Effects of Physical Changes in Antarctica’s Dry...

Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert. The high-resolution...
greenhouse gases

Decomposing Leaves Are Surprising Source of Greenhouse Gases

Scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves...
Polar glaciers

Polar Glaciers May Be Home to Previously Undiscovered Carbon Cycle

Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and...