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Thousands Of Species Found In Lake Under Antarctic Ice

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August 20, 2014
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A U.S. team found nearly 4,000 species in a subglacial lake that hasn't seen sunlight in millennia, showing life can thrive even under the ice. Video provided by Newsy


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Ecosystem Under Threat Inle Lake in Myanmar

Ecosystem Under Threat Inle Lake in Myanmar

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 5, 2013) — Inle Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and home to the Inthe people. But the lake's ecosystem is now under threat through overfishing, deforestation, pollution and silting. Climate change is also having an impact. In 2010, extremely low water levels in the lake cut off access to the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda. That served as a wake-up call for local residents. The United Nations now supports a program promoting sustainable fishing, organic farming and raising awareness of conservation issues. Part of the initiative has been the introduction of a no-fish zone in the lake.
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Antarctic Expedition Ship Trapped in Sea Ice

Antarctic Expedition Ship Trapped in Sea Ice

Newsy (Dec. 26, 2013) — The Australasian Antarctic Expedition came to a halt on Dec. 24 when the vessel became trapped in heavy Antarctic ice.
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Spirits High Despite Rescue Snag in Antarctica

Spirits High Despite Rescue Snag in Antarctica

AP (Dec. 28, 2013) — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship stuck in Antarctic ice could not reach the vessel. It will stay in the area to provide support to an Australian ice breaker that's expected to arrive on Sunday. (Dec. 28)
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Huge Glacier Collapse in Argentina

Huge Glacier Collapse in Argentina

AP (Mar. 5, 2012) — Tourists in Argentina have been treated to a spectacular natural phenomenon when a major portion of the country's famed Perito Moreno glacier collapsed into Lake Argentina. Huge chunks of ice crashed into the lake below.
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