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NZ’s Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences has received international funding to drill more than a kilometre beneath Antarctica in order to gain access to the “untapped record of climate change” held in its sedimentary layers. Otago University’s Gary Wilson is to head the five-year NZ$40 million project, which involves penetrating thick layers of ice and up to 900 metres of seawater before drilling into the seabed itself.

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