Monthly Archives: June 2015

Antarctica vast network of lakes inhabited

 inhabitedStudies in the area of the Dry Valleys McMurdo where millions of years there was no snow, no rain, showed that at a depth of 350 meters, where the temperature drops below freezing, there is a whole network of underground salt lakes.

An even more surprising finding was that the lake appeared to inhabit: they are home to many microbes. Curiously, the traces of microorganisms in groundwater Antarctica visible to the naked eye. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Nature


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Peru is retreating due to global warming

Natural warmingPeruvian province of Cusco threatens the melting of glaciers in the Andes, is happening because of climate change. The scientists, glaciologists from the University of Ohio State since the mid 70-years of the last century, watching the phenomenon.

Now we are in Cusco and ready to move on to the ice cap Kelkkayya. This is the place we study since 1974. Our goal this year – first of all, take a picture of Corey Kalis glacier.According to Professor Lonnie Thompson, a team of researchers takes photos of natural ice every two or three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Global warming