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- 1. 30 years of healing the ozone layer
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The signing of the Montreal Protocol was a landmark political event. The treaty is the first in the history of the United Nations to achieve universal ratification. Environmental science made it happen.
- 2. Down in the bottom of the deep blue sea
Deep sea covers most of our planet and yet we know more about the surface of the moon than its dark depths.
- 3. RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship one year on
It's exactly a year since NERC launched a campaign to name our new polar research vessel. We take a look at what's happened since RRS Sir David Attenborough was picked.
- 4. New footage shows crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf
Currently a huge iceberg, roughly the size of Norfolk, looks set to break off the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which is more than twice the size of Wales.
- 5. Drones on ice
The Antarctic isn't kind to drones - but it's not easy or cheap for people to work in either, so robots represent a huge scientific opportunity.
- 6. First solid hydrogen drone takes to skies
The first drone powered by solid hydrogen made its maiden flight in February – the fruit of a long-term collaboration between the private sector and scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).
- 7. Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting
A temporary respite in rising temperatures in one of the world's fastest-warming places doesn't mean climate change has stopped, says new British Antarctic Survey research.
- 8. The art of science
DATA AS ART is a groundbreaking science/art project being developed at NERC's British Antarctic Survey (BAS). It uses visualisations of real scientific data from the poles to create stunning, thought-provoking articles that also relate to important and exciting science stories.
- 9. A new history of Antarctic ice
There's still a huge amount we don't know about the history of the southern polar ice sheet. Bethan Davies was part of an international team that brought together the latest findings to reveal a complex and dynamic Antarctica.
- 10. New water bear found in Antarctica
Scientists have announced the discovery of a tiny new animal in Antarctica's Victoria Land.
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