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Environment
7:15 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Heading South: NIU Researchers To Study Antarctic

Ross Powell and Reed Scherer in the Antarctic in early 2013.
Credit NIU Today

A group of Northern Illinois University researchers are bound for Antarctica to study the effect of climate change on rising seawaters.

The trip was halted earlier this year due to the partial government shutdown.

It's a green light now.

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Science
5:04 am
Fri July 12, 2013

NIU Profs Part Of Antarctica Study

Two Northern Illinois University professors are part of an international research team trying to anticipate rising sea levels in Antarctica. They  will also be looking into which life forms can survive in one of the coldest places on earth.

“Doing this sort of research is really fun understanding that you’re undoubtedly the first people who have ever seen this sort of thing,” said Ross Powell, Professor of Sedimentology and Climate Change.

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