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
A team of scientists are currently in an expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to study how marine life has changed over the years. What they discovered was startling, and it might be all because of global warming.
Earth/Environment November 28, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A huge floating Antarctic ice shelf is nearing collapse and could disappear within a few years. The likely result may be an increase in the rise of sea levels around the world, researchers say.
Animals May 18, 2015
Scientists believed that a massive ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula is melting from the surface and below. Scientists projected that ice shelf meltdown would drive up global sea-level and should be monitored to prevent problems for coastal cities.
Earth/Environment May 14, 2015