Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, and at an increasing rate, which bodes ill for potential sea level rise.
The melting of a small area of East Antarctica could lead to sea level rise for thousands of years. And halting global warming might not stop it.
Antarctica enjoyed California-like temperatures 50 to 40 million years ago. This temperate climate shows us how the greenhouse effect can alter the Earth. Continue reading →
A global ban on the chemicals that caused the Antarctic ozone hole was successful in staving off one in the Arctic.
Summer ice cover reductions may alter the base of the Antarctic ecosystem. Continue reading →
The Polar Star, America's only active polar icebreaker, has been dispatched to Commonwealth Bay Antarctica to free a Russian ship stuck in the ice. How do these huge ships work?
A research vessel is stuck in ice off Antarctica, with 74 people aboard waiting to be rescued by Australian authorities.
The recent birth of one of Earth's largest icebergs is caught from space. Continue reading →
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