Antarctic ice melt may add less to ocean rise than thought

2015-11-19 08:54

Melting Antarctic ice will contribute to soaring sea levels, but new estimates show the threat may be less serious than once thought, researchers say.

Southern Ocean soaks up more greenhouse gases

2015-09-10 21:05

The vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica has started to soak up more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in recent years, helping limit climate change.

Global warming suspected in rapid thinning of Antarctic ice

2015-06-02 10:41

Bremerhaven - Global warming is thought to be behind the rapid thinning of a previously stable ice sheet on the Southern Antarctic Peninsula.

Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold 'Shell No' protest

2015-05-17 08:28

Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets have taken to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Breakup fears for massive Antarctic ice shelf

2015-05-13 15:42

The largest ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula is being thinned by warmer seas and air and could catastrophically break up, scientists say.

Kerry to visit Arctic amid concern over ice melt

2015-04-19 09:36

Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Arctic Circle for key ministerial talks on climate change amid global concerns about rising seas and accelerating ice melt.

Sea Shepherd rescues Antarctic 'poaching' ship

2015-04-07 16:42

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd says it rescued 40 crew members from a sinking 'poaching' ship it was pursuing for months for allegedly illegally fishing in the Southern Ocean.

Ailing Antarctic base worker rescued by icebreaker

2015-03-23 08:24

A seriously ill worker has been evacuated by helicopter from Australia's Antarctic station to an icebreaker ship in a dramatic round-the-clock rescue.

Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

2015-03-11 16:16

Australian and New Zealand researchers have tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750km away.

Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

2015-02-27 15:03

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.


Vast Antarctic marine reserves in focus

2015-10-19 19:57

Two vast marine sanctuaries proposed for Antarctica were being considered for a fifth time at international talks with campaigners saying they are imperative.

Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

2015-07-02 08:04

About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a US government report shows.

Woman chains herself to Shell ship

2015-05-23 09:53

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell's exploratory oil drilling north of Seattle.

Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration

2015-05-15 07:46

The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, a Nasa study says.

Record Antarctic sea ice a logistic problem

2015-05-12 18:13

Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent.

Greenpeace leaves Arctic drill rig after 6 day stay

2015-04-13 08:50

Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean, the organisation says.

Antarctic ice has shrunk by almost 20% - study

2015-03-27 06:34

The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20%, according to the latest research published this week.

Hidden paths could be behind Antarctic glacier melt

2015-03-17 07:58

Scientists have discovered two pathways that are likely channelling warm ocean water under a massive Antarctic glacier, which could contribute to rising global sea levels, a study reveals.

Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by cold - study

2015-03-02 07:59

Antarctica's Ross Sea has been a rare safe haven for emperor penguins for thousands of years, even when temperatures were too harsh for their liking, a new study suggests.

Antarctica: The key to mankind's future?

2015-02-20 10:37

Earth's past, present and future come together on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the most desolate continents that may hold clues to our humanity. The Associated Press investigates...

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