Antarctic


Antarctic Hasn't Lost Much Sea Ice in Last 100 Years

Antarctic Hasn't Lost Much Sea Ice in Last 100 Years

The area of sea ice around Antarctica has barely changed in size in the past 100 years, researchers have found.According to es...

Nov 24 2016, 9:24am CST

Antarctic Glacier Retreat Began in 1940s

Antarctic Glacier Retreat Began in 1940s

It looks like the receding of the West Antarctic Glacier ensued a quarter of a century ago in the 1940s....

Nov 24 2016, 6:06am CST

Antarctic Explorers Logbooks Reveal Sea Ice Barely Changed in Size in 100 Years

Antarctic Explorers Logbooks Reveal Sea Ice Barely Changed in Size in 100 Years

Ice in Antarctica didn’t melt down in a century as Captain Scott’s log books show even today....

Nov 24 2016, 3:33am CST

NASA renews Hunt for Antarctic Meteorites

NASA renews Hunt for Antarctic Meteorites

Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) To help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions ab...

Nov 16 2016, 11:00pm CST

Fossil Leaves show how Antarctic Ice melted 23 Million Years Ago

Fossil Leaves show how Antarctic Ice melted 23 Million Years Ago

Fossilized leaves recovered from a crater lake in New Zealand provided insight on how climate changed and affected the Antarct...

Oct 20 2016, 7:23am CDT

A Chemical to Help Assess Past Changes to Antarctic Sea Ice

A Chemical to Help Assess Past Changes to Antarctic Sea Ice

A chemical, the source of which has been traced to a widespread and commonly occurring constituent of micro algae inhabiting A...

Aug 30 2016, 10:16pm CDT

A Huge Crack Threatens to Collapse One of the Biggest Antarctic Ice Shelf

A Huge Crack Threatens to Collapse One of the Biggest Antarctic Ice Shelves

The widening crack could break off an enormous chunck of ice - the size of Delaware...

Aug 24 2016, 12:38am CDT

Australia to Use Underwater Robot to Explore Antarctic

Australia to Use Underwater Robot to Explore Antarctic

Australia's Tasmania state will soon take delivery of a new, world-class underwater robot which will help scientists explore n...

Jul 11 2016, 1:31am CDT

Historic Photos Uncovered in Antarctic Ice

Historic Photos Uncovered in Antarctic Ice

When exploring Antarctica, researchers always find something interesting. In 2013, conservationists found a box of 100-year-old...

Jul 5 2016, 7:53am CDT

Damaged Antarctic Ozone Layer is Finally Healing

Damaged Antarctic Ozone Layer is Finally Healing

The badly damaged ozone layer hovering above Antarctica is finally showing signs of going back to its original state....

Jul 1 2016, 4:13am CDT

Antarctic Carbon Dioxide Crosses 400 PPM for the First Time in 4 Million Years

Antarctic Carbon Dioxide Crosses 400 PPM for the First Time in 4 Million Years

The continent of Antarctica has reached a new milestone in carbon dioxide concentration. It now has an official rate of 400 ppm...

Jun 17 2016, 4:52am CDT

Why Global Warming Hasn't Touched Antarctic Ocean

Why Global Warming Hasn't Touched Antarctic Ocean

While the world continues to grapple under the effects of global warming, researchers have found why the waters surrounding Ant...

May 31 2016, 2:41am CDT

Why Antarctic Ocean has not Warmed? Old, Cold Water May Solve the Mystery

Why has the Antarctic Ocean not warmed? Old, Cold Water May Solve the Mystery

New research says that ocean currents are cooling Antarctica while the rest of the planet is heating up....

May 30 2016, 9:29pm CDT

Mass Extinction Event that Killed Dinosaurs Also Deadly to Antarctic Creatures

Mass Extinction Event that Killed Dinosaurs Also Deadly to Antarctic Creatures

The cause of extinction of the dinosaurs was also inimical to Antarctic animals or so it seems to be after evidence came out re...

May 27 2016, 7:21am CDT

Climate Change Could Trigger Instability in a Antarctic Totten Glacier

Climate Change Could Trigger Instability in a Antarctic Totten Glacier

An Antarctic glacier Totten is vanishing slowly before our eyes. Over the next couple of centuries, it will be reduced to a sha...

May 19 2016, 4:13am CDT

Australia to Further Cut Antarctic Research Funding

Australia to Further Cut Antarctic Research Funding

Australia's national scientific agency will cut further funding and jobs from its Antarctic research field, in a move that scie...

May 9 2016, 9:34am CDT

Massive Lake Discovered Beneath Antarctic Ice

Massive Lake Discovered Beneath Antarctic Ice

Researchers believe that the hidden subglacial lake harbors unique life that has been lying undisturbed for millions of years....

Apr 28 2016, 1:01am CDT

Antarctic Melt Could Double Sea Level Rise Over Earlier Estimates by 2100

Antarctic Melt Could Double Sea Level Rise Over Earlier Estimates by 2100

Due to polar meltdown, the sea level rise by the end of the 21st century could be twice that of the current estimates....

Mar 31 2016, 6:16am CDT

Antarctic Mockingbirds Recognize Individual Humans, Says New Study

Antarctic Mockingbirds Recognize Individual Humans, Says New Study

A surprising find shows that certain birds of the south pole can identify human beings easily....

Mar 28 2016, 6:51am CDT

Japan Whale Hunting Fleet Kills 333 Whales in Antarctic

Japan Whale Hunting Fleet Kills 333 Whales in Antarctic

Japan’s four vessel whale hunting fleet returns after hunting over 300 whales despite the world’s protests....

Mar 24 2016, 10:30am CDT

Antarctica ice sheet

New Climate Model Shows Antarctic Ice Sheet Is More Vulnerable To CO2 than Earlier Thought

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Pennsylvania State University, GNS Science in New Zealand, and th...

Feb 24 2016, 11:30am CST

Arctic and Antarctic Ice Decline This January

Arctic and Antarctic Ice Decline This January

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet may actually be in danger of collapse due to rising global temperatures....

Feb 10 2016, 6:15am CST

Antarctic Fungi Survive Martian Conditions for 18 Months on the ISS

Antarctic Fungi are Able to Survive on Mars

It has been discovered that Antarctic fungi are able to survive in Martian conditions....

Jan 29 2016, 5:13am CST

Subglacial canyon

World’s Largest Canyon, Bigger than the UK, Found under the Antarctic Ice Sheet

A team of international scientists may have found the world’s largest canyon under the Antarctic Ice Sheet – a space potentiall...

Jan 14 2016, 9:51pm CST

World’s Largest Canyon Could be Hidden Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

World’s Largest Canyon Could be Hidden Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

The new canyon system is estimated to be 1,000km long, making it many times longer than Grand Canyon in the United States....

Jan 14 2016, 8:45am CST

East Antarctica Ice Sheet

Scientists Find East Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Been Frozen For Over 14 Million Years

A team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania has published a new report in the journal Scientific Reports, detailin...

Dec 16 2015, 4:44am CST

Japan will Not Stop Whale Hunting in Antarctic

Japan will Not Stop Whale Hunting in Antarctic

It seems that Japan and the rest of the world have a different stance on whale hunting. And it is here that they must reach som...

Dec 7 2015, 6:52am CST

Japan to Resume Whale Hunting in Antarctic

Japan to Resume Whale Hunting in Antarctic

The Japanese are to resume their whale-hunting activities in the Antarctic despite the laws against it....

Nov 28 2015, 6:29am CST

Sea-Level Rise from Antarctic Ice-Sheet is Not That Fast

Antarctic Ice Melt Not Rising Sea-Level Fast

Scientists are saying that some of the scenarios regarding future Antarctic meltdown are downright unrealistic....

Nov 19 2015, 3:53am CST

Gravity and Earth Structure Could Slow Down Melting of Antarctic Ice

Gravity and Earth Structure Could Slow Down Melting of Antarctic Ice

New study suggests the two geophysical factors can help delay Antarctic ice sheet's retreat...

Nov 11 2015, 3:11am CST

West Antarctic Melting Ice Could Raise Seas by 3M Says Study

West Antarctic Melting Ice Could Raise Seas by 3M Says Study

The meltdown of ice in the Western Antarctic continent may cause rising sea levels. The increase in water may be by as much as...

Nov 3 2015, 5:44am CST

Antarctica at Risk due to Fast Melting Antarctic Ice

Antarctica at Risk due to Fast Melting Antarctic Ice

The ice floes in the Antarctic Continent are melting at a breakneck speed due to global warming. If this trend continues indefi...

Oct 15 2015, 8:32am CDT

Geothermal Heat Discovered Beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Geothermal Heat Discovered Beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Researchers discover geothermal heat flow beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists are surprised on what they have found be...

Jul 13 2015, 7:55am CDT

Antarctic Ice Sheet Breakdown leads to Rising Sea Levels

Antarctic Ice Sheet: Breakdown leads to Rising Sea Levels

The Antarctic ice sheet breakdown has started and it may lead to rising sea levels in the future. What the scientists had been...

May 13 2014, 3:33am CDT