A team of researchers has prepared to study the Thwaites Glacier. Armed with the latest equipment, they aim to gather more data to support their claims that the cork glaciers are at risk.
Earth/Environment May 2, 2018
Scientists are heading to Antarctica to study the Thwaites Glacier and how its melting could affect the sea level rising. The two organizations that are spearheading the research are the National Science Foundation and Natural Environment Research Council.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2018
A new study shows that the amount of snowfall seen in Antarctica has increased over the last two centuries. This worries scientists who see that this increased snowfall could lead to a rise in sea levels.
Earth/Environment April 9, 2018
Scientists in Antarctica were able to grow vegetables without soil or sunlight. The vegetables were grown in a designed environment that yielded a variety of vegetables.
Earth/Environment April 7, 2018
Underwater melting of Antarctica's ice sheet is far greater than previously thought. It poses a significant threat as Antarctica holds the largest reservoir of Earth's freshwater.
Earth/Environment April 4, 2018
Climate change has already been known to be affecting Earth's global regions but not at this rate. The underwater ice in Antarctica is now retreating five times faster than previously thought.
Earth/Environment April 3, 2018
Alien hunters believe that a mysterious object spotted in Antarctica through Google Earth is a crashed UFO. Is this finally the proof that we need to confirm that aliens exist?
Space March 6, 2018
A supercolony of Adelie penguins was discovered in the Danger Islands in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The islands aren't just a penguin hotspot, but they are also important breeding locations for the birds.
Animals March 3, 2018
NASA satellite imagery revealed telltale signs of guano suggestive of a previously undiscovered penguin supercolony on the Danger Islands in Antarctica. How many birds did researchers survey in the area?
Animals March 2, 2018
A new study revealed that climate change will make conditions worse for the king penguins in Antarctica. By the end of the century, 70 percent of them must relocate or else they will die.
Animals February 26, 2018
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey are headed to the remote Larsen C ice shelf to study a marine ecosystem that was once hidden and where organisms used to thrive without sunlight. What do researchers want to find out?
Earth/Environment February 13, 2018
Scientists from Argentina stumbled upon the remains of a giant sea reptile believed to have lived in Antarctica 150 million years ago. The discovery came as a surprise to scientists as it has never been documented in the continent before.
Animals December 22, 2017
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