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Close To A Fourth Of Ice In West Antarctica At Risk Of Collapse

Ice thinning has spread across 24 percent of West Antarctica, affecting two of its largest ice streams. The loss of ice in Antarctica would contribute to global sea level rise.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2019

Life Thriving In Antarctic Because Of Penguin And Seal Poop

What is driving the life hotspots in the Antarctic? Life is not easy to come by in the desolate area, but penguin and seal poop enrich the soil and contributes to the biodiversity.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

NASA Gathers Data From Seals To Study Depths Of The Antarctic Ocean

Seals dive dozens of times each day for food, reaching great depths underwater that can't even be accessed by modern tools. In new research, scientists tag an elephant seal to see the ocean from its perspective.

Earth/Environment May 3, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Strange 'Sea' Appearing In Antarctica

Researchers revealed that the massive Maud Rise Polynya that appeared in Antarctica in 2017 was caused by a cyclone. They warned that more polynyas will appear as the frozen continent is exposed to intense cyclones caused by climate change.

Earth/Environment May 1, 2019

Ocean Warming Triggers Rapid Melting Of World's Largest Ice Shelf

A new study revealed that extreme ocean warming and solar heat are triggering the rapid melting of the world's largest ice shelf. The rapid ice melt can have a huge impact on rising sea levels.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2019

Thousands Of Emperor Penguin Chicks In Antarctica Wiped Out Overnight

A colony of emperor penguin in Antarctica is practically wiped as a result of a collapsed ice shelf. The penguin species has failed to breed in the last three years due to the rapid change of ice in the region.

Animals April 27, 2019

Flat Earth Antarctica Cruise Will Depart In 2020 To Sail To 'Edge Of The World'

The cruise organized by the Flat Earth International Conference is a bid to sail to the ice wall barrier in Antarctica believed to mark the edge of the world. Here are the potential problems flat earthers may encounter.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2019

YouTuber Logan Paul Wants To Trek Across Antarctica To Prove Earth Is Flat

Logan Paul is embracing the flat Earth theory. Aside from his new documentary, the controversial YouTube star is hoping to trek to Antarctica to get a glimpse of what flat Earthers believe is the edge of the world.

Earth/Environment March 20, 2019

The Truth Behind Mysterious Green Icebergs In Antarctic May Soon Be Revealed

After a century, scientists might have found the explanation behind green icebergs that have been sighted in Antarctica. They claim that iron oxide, a mineral found in soil and rocks, is responsible for the unusual emerald green tint.

Earth/Environment March 5, 2019

NASA Warns Ice Shelf 2 Times The Size Of New York Could Break Off Antarctica

NASA has been monitoring two cracks on the Brunt Ice Shelf that might produce an iceberg twice the size of New York City. The event might endanger the human presence that has been established in the area in 1955.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2019

Gigantic Hole Two-Thirds The Size Of Manhattan Found In Antarctica Glacier

Scientists discovered a massive cavity two-thirds the size of Manhattan underneath the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. Sadly, most of the ice were found to have melted just in the last three years.

Earth/Environment January 31, 2019

Bodies Of Tardigrades, Crustaceans Found In Antarctica's Lake Mercer

Scientists with the SALSA project found tardigrades, crustaceans and a fungus or plant while exploring Mercer subglacial lake in Antarctica. How did these organisms get into the lake?

Animals January 18, 2019

Antarctica Is Shedding Its Ice Six Times Faster Than In The '80s

Antarctica is losing its ice at a much faster pace than 40 years ago, a study showed. it was found that East Antarctica, which was considered stable, has been shedding off 51 gigatons of ice a year.

Earth/Environment January 14, 2019

Supercolony Of Adélie Penguins Hidden For Millennia Discovered Because Of Birds' Pink Guano Visible From Space

The Adélie penguin is one of the two penguin species that lives on ice. Their population in the Antarctic Peninsula is threatened by habitat loss due to climate change.

Animals December 13, 2018

Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted In Antarctica Looks Eerily Artificial

Earlier this month, NASA spotted an unusually-shaped iceberg break off from an ice shelf in Antarctica. The perfectly square iceberg reportedly broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf that also produced the A-68 iceberg last year.

Earth/Environment October 23, 2018

Scientists Gather Data By Listening To Eerie 'Songs' Produced By Antarctic Ice Shelf

Scientists found that one of the largest ice shelves in the world is producing a hum caused by the wind drumming on the snowy surface. The sound is almost continuous and changes pitch based on the situation on the surface.

Earth/Environment October 20, 2018

Study Proposes Crazy Plan To 'Prop Up' Antarctica And Save The Planet

A new research looked into building structures around ice sheets in Antarctica to prevent the sea level to rise any further. The idea could prevent a major collapse for a thousand years.

Earth/Environment September 22, 2018

Scientists Unveil The Most Complete And Accurate Map Of Antarctica Ever Made

Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica or REMA was born out of the partnership between researchers from University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University. It is the most detailed map of the continent to date.

Earth/Environment September 10, 2018

Humble Seaweed Floats Thousands Of Miles To Reach Antarctica’s Icy Shores

Researchers found rafts of kelp that drifted to the shores of Antarctica from 12,000 miles away. The humble seaweed’s journey is the first proof that Antarctica is not so isolated after all.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2018

‘Ghost Particle’ Found In Antarctica Has Traveled Billions Of Light-Years Through Universe

On Sept. 22, 2017, a ghostly particle traveled across the universe, passed through all cosmic bodies, and reached Antarctica intact. The ghost particle became significant in answering more than a century-old mystery.

Space July 13, 2018

Watch As Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Greenland Glacier

Scientists recorded the moment where a four-mile long iceberg broke away from the Helheim Glacier in Greenland. All insights derived from the video would be significant to the study of climate change, the team said.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Coldest On Earth: Antarctica’s Exceedingly Low Temperature Explained

It was previously established that Earth’s coldest spot is located on the East Antarctic Plateau. Here's what makes it the planet's coldest and why there's a limit to how cold it can get.

June 29, 2018

How Cold Can It Get In The Coldest Place On Earth? Even Colder Than We Thought

Scientists took another look at data that marked the coldest place on Earth. They discovered that it is even colder there, with temperatures that fell to as low as negative 148 degrees Fahrenheit, or negative 100 degrees Celsius.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

Newly Discovered Volcanic Heat Source Under Antarctic Glacier Is Half As Hot As Iceland’s Most Active Volcano

Scientists found a volcanic heat source under Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The glacier, which is currently losing 45 billion tons of ice each year, is already in danger of melting away due to the warming oceans created by climate change.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

Nature Itself Reeks With Signs Of Global Warming

Scientists said people could see the impacts of global warming by observing how nature behaves. The untimely springs and delayed falls, the early arrivals of birds, and the unexpected blooming of wildflowers could signal the effects of rising temperature.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2018

Antarctica In 2070: Bleak And Promising Scenarios As Imagined By Scientists

A team of international experts presented two possible scenarios that could happen in Antarctica and the Southern ocean by 2070. The imagined scenarios were based on how people address the greenhouse gas emissions at present.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Tripling Antarctica Ice Melt Hastens Sea Level Rising

The melting of ice in Antarctica had increased global sea levels from 1992 to 2017. A new study noted that two-fifths of this increase took place in the last five years alone.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Antarctica Already Polluted With Plastic And Hazardous Chemicals

An expedition to Antarctica, which was supposedly aimed at observing the amazing wildlife in the region, revealed the extent of human pollution. Sadly, the region was found to be contaminated with microplastics and hazardous chemicals.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2018

Largest Iceberg Ever Recorded In Antarctica Is Dying

A NASA photo revealed that an iceberg in Antarctica is nearing its final voyage after drifting apart for 18 years now. The iceberg was one among the four major fragments of the largest iceberg ever recorded in Antarctica.

Earth/Environment June 8, 2018

There Are Earthquakes In Antarctica After All, Study Shows

A study revealed that there were at least 27 earthquakes in East Antarctica in 2009. The findings are notable because it was previously thought that there are no earthquakes in Antarctica, as the ice was suppressing seismic activity.

Earth/Environment June 5, 2018

Huge Canyons Discovered Under Antarctica: What Happens If Ice Melts Due To Climate Change?

Scientists discovered huge canyons underneath the ice of Antarctica. The discovery would help experts understand how ice responded to past environmental factors. They could, therefore, predict how these ice sheets will react in response to climate change at present.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2018

Why The Cork Glacier Worries Scientists

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

US, UK Team Up To Study Massive Glacier In Antarctica

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

Snowfall Increase In Antarctica Over The Last 200 Years Worries Scientists About The Rise Of Sea Levels

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

Greenhouse In Antarctica Able To Grow Vegetables Without Soil Or Sunlight

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

Antarctica's Ice Is Melting Underwater: Here's Why This Is A Big Problem

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

Antarctica's Underwater Ice Is Retreating 5 Times Faster Than Previously Thought

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

UFO Spotted On Google Earth: Did Aliens Crash In Antarctica?

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

'Supercolony' Of Adelie Penguins Discovered: How Researchers Determined Number Of Birds

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

Penguin Supercolony In Antarctica Discovered Through Pictures From Space

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

Climate Change Endangers 1.6 Million Breeding Pairs Of Penguins

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

Antarctica Expedition To Explore Underwater Ecosystem Hidden For 120,000 Years

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

150-Million-Year Old Giant Meat-Eating Sea Reptile Unearthed In Antarctica

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

NASA Captures Close-Up Photos Of Delaware-Sized Antarctica Iceberg

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

Tree Fossils Reveal Antarctica Had Forest Before Time Of The Dinosaurs

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

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