I had a feature on the shrinking arctic sea ice a couple of years ago, so here comes the southern counterpart. Apart from the concerns over climate change and loss of continental ice, I'm also looking at the recent investigation of biotopes in the subglacial lakes and their importance for astrobiology.
Shrinking ice caps in the spotlight
Current Biology Volume 24, Issue 19, 6 October 2014, Pages R941–R944
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A mosaic of satellite images of Antarctica taken by RADARSAT-2.
Credit: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2008) All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency. (PR)