Soot is accelerating snow melt in popular parts of Antarctica, study finds

Soot is accelerating snow melt in popular parts of Antarctica, study finds

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Tourists visit the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica in 2019. A new study suggests that tourism and research activity in the most heavily trafficked part of the continent is leading to significantly more snow melt.

Arctic communities have long been plagued by soot that drives snow melt and respiratory disease. Now, humans are making their mark in Antarctica.

(Image credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

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