A military plane flying from Chile to Antarctica has vanished with 38 people on board

2019-12-10 16:01

The plane was flying in 17 crew and 21 passengers from the city of Punta Arenas to a base on King George Island in the north of Antarctica.

Antarctica is melting so fast that scientists are proposing shooting artificial snow out of cannons to slow it down

2019-07-19 16:00

Two glaciers in western Antarctica are on the verge of collapse. Scientists say dumping trillions of tons of artificial snow could stop the melt.

A British adventurer just crossed Antarctica alone and unaided – two days after an American did it first

2018-12-29 08:02

British explorer Louis Rudd has become the second person in history to cross Antarctica alone and unaided, two days after an American did the same.

Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, and we're not ready for the sea level rise that's coming

2018-06-17 10:19

The melting rate of Antarctic ice has tripled in recent years. If the acceleration of ice melt were to continue, it could potentially cascade, leading to runaway ice melt and rapid sea level rise.

From Polokwane to Antarctica: one woman’s journey

2016-12-01 13:13

The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration belonged to the men – Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton – but in the modern age, South Africa’s female geomorphologists are setting the trends.

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

2014-06-18 08:55

Antarctic scientists warned that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent was threatening its fragile environment and called for better protection.

Burned Chinese ship sinks in Antarctic

2013-04-23 09:00

A Chinese factory fishing ship that burned last week off Antarctica has sunk without anyone on board.


Want to go to Antarctica? South Africa's space agency is looking for volunteers – here’s how to apply

2019-09-17 07:03

South African National Space Agency (Sansa) wants three volunteers with some science or engineering experience – and physical and mental strength – to go to Antarctica.

Ice sheets are melting far faster than we thought — in a worst-case climate breakdown, coastal cities like New York and Shanghai would be swamped

2019-05-22 09:13

Scientists have underestimated how much sea levels will rise by 2100. A new study shows that oceans could rise by almost 2 metres, swamping coastal cities.

Parts of the US are now colder than Antarctica as a frigid polar vortex brings temperatures of -34 Celsius

2019-01-30 18:53

Temperatures as of minus 34 degrees Celsius were recorded in Wisconsin in the US on Wednesday. Only one weather station in Antarctica got lower.

This 33-year-old is about to trek across Antarctica alone — no-one has survived it. He's bringing just one pair of underwear.

2018-11-03 17:53

No one has crossed the South Pole alone (unaided) and survived. Colin O'Brady wants to be the first — here's his plan.

A National Geographic photographer's new book shows how stunning animals in the Arctic and Antarctic really are

2018-08-02 11:28

Paul Nicklen has also documented the changes these environments are undergoing as a result of climate change.

Emperor penguin population to slide due to Antarctic climate change

2014-06-30 14:50

Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100.

Whaling ship and protesters collide in Antarctica

2014-02-03 09:41

A Japanese whaling ship and an anti-whaling protest boat collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, with both sides blaming each other for the crash.

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