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Antarctic Extremes

Journey to Antarctica in a new digital series from NOVA and PBS Digital Studios, and discover what it takes to do science in Earth’s most remote natural laboratory. Hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez set up shop at the largest research base in Antarctica and embed with scientists and support staff alike to find out what it’s like to live, work and do science on our southernmost continent.

Antarctic Extremes

S01E06 · Where Does the Poop in Antarctica Go?

Antarctica is home to a handful of research stations. These stations are occupied by scientists... More

Antarctica is home to a handful of research stations. These stations are occupied by scientists and other staffers, all of whom generate a whole lot of waste. Under the Antarctic Treaty System, an international agreement to protect the continent, waste of any kind—garbage, human poop, you name it—can’t be left on the continent. So what happens to it?

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