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About 200 years ago, Antarctica was barely an idea. Today it’s a world of scientific possibility. How did we get here — and what will happen as climate change continues to threaten this pristine land and the creatures that call it home? From the PBS NewsHour, an original four-part series on Antarctica — the continent, its creatures, the scientists and the threats that lie ahead.
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Much of what we’ve heard about the coronavirus is from major cities like New York. But what’s happening to hospitals in rural America, where there are more high-risk patients, fewer resources and a smaller safety net — if there is…
By Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, William Brangham, Gretchen Frazee, Emily Carpeaux
On a big white cruise ship, 140 tourists have paid thousands of dollars for a rare first-hand tour of Antarctica. Humans didn't set foot on the continent until about 200 years ago, but now, it draws more than 50,000 visitors…
By PBS NewsHour
Ron Naveen has been counting penguins on a remote, inhospitable stretch of Antarctica for nearly four decades. He's one of the few people who still counts these adorable, flightless, slightly awkward birds by hand. Penguins have survived a host of…
Over thousands of years, humans built civilizations on every other continent on Earth. But it wasn't until the 1800s that we arrived on Antarctica. Today, it's still a place with no indigenous population, no official government and not a single…
Antarctica is covered almost entirely by thick sheets of ice, but that ice is now slipping away at an accelerating rate. Many researchers say that as the Earth continues to warm, more and more of the continent's ice will end…
On April 24, the PBS NewsHour releases its first original podcast series, "The Last Continent," a four-part journey to Antarctica.
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