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News Release 18-040

Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated little during past 8 million years

But increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could affect stability and potential for sea level rise

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a drilling rig in the Antarctic with blue skies in the background

The drilling rig of the ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) project in a 2006 photograph.

Credit: Peter Rejcek / NSF

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