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A massive iceberg broke off Antarctica in recent days, but the event is part of a normal cycle and is not related to climate change, scientists say.
The second largest Emperor penguin colony on Earth has suffered a "catastrophic" breeding failure after nearly all chicks born over three years died as their icy Antarctic habitat shrinks, researchers said.
For the first time, scientists in West Antarctica have drilled 2km through the ice sheet to the sediment below.
Social media users have loved sharing these images of an iceberg with sharp corners, spotted by scientists forming part of NASA's Operation IceBridge.
We know so little about Antarctica. Did you know it is the largest desert in the world? Or that 99% of it is covered in ice? Learn more facts about this strange land.
It is important, now more than ever, that we continue to use satellites to monitor Antarctica in order to better prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead.
Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica.
A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120 000 years.
Sea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists have said, as they warned the frozen continent's unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping, including tourist cruises.
Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found.
Until 2014, Antarctic sea ice levels were actually increasing- but since then according to satellite data, there's been a 'precipitous' nosedive in ice levels.
The team will head to Antarctica hoping to extract a 1.5 million-year-old ice core.
Antarctica's annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels meters higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists say.
Moderate global temperature rises of just 2°C could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warn.
Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.
Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tons of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.
Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities say.
Australia and France kick off a fresh push to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of a landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.
Antarctic meltwater lakes are far more common than once thought and could destabilise glaciers, potentially lifting sea levels by metres as global warming sets in, scientists say.
Japan's whaling fleet has returned home after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling programme.
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