Antarctic Fossils Reveal the Continent's Lush Past

Antarctica, a land of near-lunar desolation and conditions so bleak few plants or animals dare stay, was once covered with a blanket of lush greenery. The conception of the ice-coated continent as a forested Eden emerged in the early 1900s when Robert Falcon Scott, a British explorer, found plant fossils during an expedition to the South Pole. Now, researchers working in the Trans-Antarctic mountains, where they may be the first to tread for hundreds of millions of years, are digging deep

Antarctic Fossils Reveal the Continent's Lush Past

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Discover Magazine

Geologists uncover Antarctica's fossil forests

During Antarctica's summer, from late November through January, UW-Milwaukee geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Geologists uncover Antarctica’s fossil forests, Mon 13 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

UWM Geologists Uncover Antarctica's Fossil Forests, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Newswise

260-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in … Antarctica

Fossilized trees from a much warmer era of Antarctic history could provide a basis for predictions about the planet's warming future.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Livescience

Antarctica was once covered in towering polar forests

Around 260 million years ago this prehistoric forest stretched across the entirety of Gondwana - the super-continent that spanned the whole of the Southern Hemisphere.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

Antarctica once had a forest and researchers are trying to figure out why it disappeared

Antarctica hasn't always been the icy wasteland it is today.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from ZME Science

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