Antarctica


Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica, but is it normal?

2019-10-01 15:09

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.

Antarctic penguins suffer 'catastrophic' breeding failure

2019-04-27 16:21

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.

WATCH: Scientists drill over 2km through ice layer in West Antarctica for first time ever

2019-01-24 19:19

For the first time, scientists in West Antarctica have drilled 2km through the ice sheet to the sediment below.

WATCH: Scientists spot an unusual iceberg as they fly over the Antarctic

2018-10-28 14:19

Social media users have loved sharing these images of an iceberg with sharp corners, spotted by scientists forming part of NASA's Operation IceBridge.

WATCH: 10 things you didn't know about Antarctica

2018-08-23 12:08

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.

Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

2018-06-19 15:19

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.

Researcher captures striking Antarctic video of minke whale

2018-03-22 14:26

Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica.

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

2018-02-21 19:00

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.

Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low

2017-09-27 10:39

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.

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

2017-04-12 21:15

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.

 

WATCH: Antarctica has lost more ice in four years than the Arctic has in 34 years

2019-07-02 12:03

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.

WATCH: An incredible search for the oldest ice on earth

2019-04-09 17:00

The team will head to Antarctica hoping to extract a 1.5 million-year-old ice core.

WATCH: Antarctica is melting quicker and sea levels could rise even more because of it

2019-01-15 22:15

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.

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet - study

2018-09-21 06:37

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.

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

2018-06-21 18:53

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.

Global warming: Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

2018-06-13 22:24

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.

Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second-straight year

2018-03-04 17:21

Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities say.

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

2017-10-16 12:08

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 threaten sea levels - study

2017-04-20 09:19

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.

Japanese fleet kills 333 whales

2017-03-31 18:27

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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