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Richard Parks: from record-breaking solitude in Antarctica to flat isolation | Sport

Richard Parks passes the ball out during the Powergen Cup semi-final between Leeds Tykes and London Irish at Headingley in March 2005.

As each of us languishes in isolation, one man is about to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for being on his own. When the next edition of every aspirant child’s bible comes out later this year, Richard Parks will be included for skiing more miles (2,299) in Antarctica, …

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An Antarctica heat wave melted 20% of an island’s snow in 9 days

An Antarctica heat wave melted 20% of an island's snow in 9 days

The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and end of this month’s Antarctic heat wave. By the end of the nine-day heat event, much of the land beneath the island’s ice cap was exposed, and pools of meltwater opened up on …

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NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica after record heat wave

NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica after record heat wave

Earlier this month, temperatures in Antarctica appeared to reach a record-breaking 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit, matching the temperature in Los Angeles that day. New images released by NASA show the dramatic ice melt caused by the heat wave, a phenomenon that is becoming more and more common in the peninsula.  NASA’s …

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Antarctic Peninsula is warmer than Dallas, Texas, on potentially record-breaking day

Antarctic Peninsula is warmer than Dallas, Texas, on potentially record-breaking day

Global warming is hitting the world’s coldest places. It’s the first week of February, and the weather in the Antarctic Peninsula on Thursday was sunny and a preliminary record-breaking 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit — warmer than most of Texas.  The temperature recorded in the northwest part of the continent on Thursday …

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