The photos of the massive A-68 iceberg, which broke away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, has been recently captured by NASA scientists. The expedition was operated by Operation IceBridge.
Earth/Environment November 16, 2017
The now frozen Antarctica had a forest during the Permian Period, before the time of the dinosaurs. How do ancient polar forest differ with the modern day forests we see today?
Earth/Environment November 12, 2017
New NASA study has added weight to the theory of a 'mantle plume.' It suggests that a heat source is melting West Antarctica's ice from underneath.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2017
NASA has stated that the ozone hole reached its smallest size this year since 1988. The observation was made by the space agency and NOAA with the help of ground-based, sky, and space equipment.
Earth/Environment November 4, 2017
A catastrophic event in an Antarctica colony has left thousands of Adélie penguins dead with only two survivors. The disaster was caused by unusual environmental conditions.
Animals October 15, 2017
Scientists are investigating how a polynya in Antarctica's Weddell Sea formed again after disappearing for 40 years. Is climate change responsible for the formation of this massive hole?
Earth/Environment October 12, 2017
An ecosystem hidden for about 120,000 years was finally exposed after a Delaware-sized iceberg split from Larsen C ice shelf. Scientists are eager to explore the area before it succumbs to the ice loss.
Earth/Environment October 7, 2017
An iceberg that is four times the size of Manhattan broke free from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The iceberg is not as massive as the first one from earlier in the year though, as that was the size of Delaware.
Earth/Environment September 26, 2017
A 100-year-old fruitcake that still looks excellent is among the latest Antarctic artifacts discovered and conserved by experts. Learn more about this interesting piece of history from the Terra Nova expedition from 1910 to 1913.
Ancient August 11, 2017
Delaware-sized iceberg finally parts from Larsen C, but experts are divided over the cause of calving. Some scientists claim climate change is not the cause.
Earth/Environment July 14, 2017
The Larsen C ice shelf, the fourth largest in Antarctica, finally broke off producing the iceberg A68 that now floats in the Weddell Sea. Will this cause sea level rise?
Earth/Environment July 12, 2017
As the Antarctic continues to thaw, its ice-free zones continue to grow. A new research shows what could happen to Antarctica’s biodiversity should the melting trend endure.
Earth/Environment June 30, 2017
Scientists report that a massive melt event in Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf affected an area larger than Texas. Researchers warn that unless climate change is addressed, it could lead to the end of the ice shelves.
Earth/Environment June 16, 2017
One of the biggest iceberg split is about to happen to the Larsen C ice shelf very soon. Scientists are concerned about what could happen to Antarctica afterwards.
Feature | Science June 2, 2017
Researchers find a growing number of moss banks in Antarctica as the planet continues to experience rapid warming. The large-scale greening will continue as an effect of climate change.
Earth/Environment May 19, 2017
An expedition to the Ross Sea polynyas, in West Antarctica, stumbled upon peculiar ice formations that resemble dragon scales. Find out what causes the strange phenomenon spotted at Terra Nova Bay and how it impacts local and global oceanography.
Earth/Environment May 12, 2017
Scientists from Project Midas have documented the disturbingly fast disintegration of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Here’s a closer look at how Larsen C’s crack has developed over time.
Earth/Environment May 6, 2017
In order to tackle its unstable drinking water supply, the United Arab Emirates just might mine icebergs from Antarctica and park them off the nation’s coast. Find out how the gulf state plans to perform this iceberg mining mission.
Earth/Environment May 5, 2017
Scientists discovered that the main crack on Larsen C Ice Shelf branched into a second rift. This branched crack was reportedly 9.3 miles long and was progressing toward the ice front where the shelf meets the sea.
Earth/Environment May 4, 2017
A study revealed that the rise in sea level is comparatively greater in California than anywhere else in the world. Scientists predicted that by 2100, the state could face a rise in sea levels by as much as 10 feet.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2017
Researchers solved the mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls, which were discovered more than a 100 years ago. Researchers found the hidden pathway that the iron-rich saltwater takes to reach the surface from beneath the glacier.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2017
The Larsen C ice shelf is seen to produce one of the biggest-ever icebergs ever recorded once it breaks off. How grim are predictions for this Antarctic ice shelf and its effects on the environment?
Earth/Environment April 24, 2017
A team of researchers have discovered a vast network of lakes, rivers, streams, and channels of meltwater across the continent of Antarctica. Nearly 700 such threaded networks have been discovered in the continent.
Earth/Environment April 20, 2017
A new set of time-lapse photos show that climate change is already affecting the Antarctic ice sheet and others around the world. Here's a look at the world's melting glaciers.
Earth/Environment April 4, 2017
The sea ice level in the Arctic has hit a record low. At the winter peak in early March, it has come down to an ice area of 5.57 million square miles, less than the 35,000 square miles recorded in 2015.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2017
Stunning images of Granite Harbor reveal unusual green ice colored by a rare bloom of microscopic algae. Typically present during the summer, phytoplankton has managed to survive the austral autumn and change the Antarctic scenery.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2017
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced record-high heat in Antarctica at 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded last March 24, 2015. Here are other record highs and lows in temperature amid climate change.
Earth/Environment March 2, 2017
The Larsen C iceberg may break off from Antarctica and make way to the ocean within months. If this happens, there will be a massive rise in the sea level, posing serious threats.
Earth/Environment February 25, 2017
An iceberg the size of the island of Manhattan is poised to break off Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. While relatively small in size, this event is not without consequences in the ongoing saga of loss of Antarctic ice.
Earth/Environment February 21, 2017
The fast growing giant crack in the Larsen C Ice shelf of Antarctica is threatening big changes in the landscape. The resulting iceberg may be massive and will be about the size of half of Lebanon.
Earth/Environment February 9, 2017
Scientists have linked two older theories to explain how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed very rapidly. The first theory focuses on climate change, while the second theory focuses on dramatic changes in ocean circulation patterns.
Earth/Environment February 6, 2017
The massive rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf just got even longer. What could this mean for the ice shelf as it gets closer to inevitable calving?
Earth/Environment January 22, 2017
The British Antarctic Survey is moving its Antarctica research station Halley VI further inland on the continent. The relocation is made ahead of predictions that the floating Brunt Ice Shelf will break off.
Earth/Environment January 14, 2017
Passive climate change action may cause the extinction of polar bears. Although a "recovery" plan was presented, it was focused on short-term survival that still does not address the long-term fate of the species.
Animals January 11, 2017
An iceberg nearly the size of Delaware may break off from one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves, the Larsen C, early this year. Why are some scientists not alarmed?
Earth/Environment January 7, 2017
A long-running rift in Larsen C ice shelf suddenly grew in December, becoming almost as huge as Delaware and now poised to break off from Antarctica anytime soon.
Earth/Environment January 7, 2017
Photos taken by NASA's Operation IceBridge mission reportedly show an ancient human settlement beneath the Antarctic ice. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis?
Earth/Environment December 13, 2016
A lake of freshwater was found underneath the Roi Baudouin ice shelf in East Antarctica showing that climate change has impacted the region. What are the dangers posed by englacial lakes?
Earth/Environment December 13, 2016
According to NASA data, the sky above Antarctica is glowing blue as the noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds have arrived in the Southern Hemisphere. However, the early onset has baffled scientists with some suspecting its linkages with the warming of Arctic region.
Earth/Environment December 5, 2016
A team of scientists will drill into the core of the ice in Eastern Antarctica. The project will bring insights into Earth's climate cycle through the analysis of air bubbles trapped in ice.
Earth/Environment November 14, 2016
Giant predatory sea lizards known as Kaikaifilu thrived in Antarctica some 66 million years ago. According to paleontologists, these Mosasaurs had an average length of 10 meters and reigned as the largest marine predator during the terminal phase of the dinosaur age.
Ancient November 9, 2016
Twenty-four nations have agreed to declare the Ross Sea in Antarctica a marine reserve after five years of negotiations. The area is known to be the home of a large number of killer whales and penguins.
Earth/Environment October 28, 2016
A huge crack across one of the great ice shelves in Antarctica is continuing to widen, researchers revealed. The crack may eventually carve out an enormous chunk of the ice shelf.
Earth/Environment August 23, 2016
The current situation in Antarctica is a longstanding scientific paradox: in a warming world, why is Antarctic sea ice thickening and expanding? A new study offers a plausible explanation.
Earth/Environment July 5, 2016
The Antarctic ozone hole shows signs of shrinking. Scientists said the healing of the ozone layer could be primarily attributed to a 1987 international treaty that sought to ban CFCs and similar substances.
Earth/Environment July 2, 2016