The environmental history of the Antarctic region

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Huge Antarctic Iceberg Breaks Off
ENS, 16 October 1998. An iceberg larger than the state of Delaware has broken off the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica. It is the largest iceberg to break from the Southern Hemisphere Ice Shelf since one gave way in the Ross Sea in October 1987.
Icy Clues to Earth's Future Antarctic Researchers Face a Mass of Mystery
By Curt Suplee, Washington Post, Sunday 21 February 1999. A project that is one of about 150 in Antarctica for which the National Science Foundation (NSF) spends more than $200 million a year to try to determine how the continent is evolving, how it might be responding to global warming, what effects it has on world weather patterns and, of course, whether the planet's seaside habitats are doomed.
For a Change of Climate, Team Treks Antarctica
By Kathy Sawyer, Washington Post, Monday 13 January 2003. Because of Antarctica's remoteness, physical perils and logistical demands, its climate is poorly understood. A team of researchers from the United States works with participants from 18 other countries in the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition.
Antarctic food web under pressure
BBC News, Wednesday 3 November 2004. Krill, a major component in the diets of many Antarctic species such as whales, penguins and seals, appears to be undergoing a major decline.