Not only is the amount of Antarctic sea ice increasing each year, but the ice is also much thicker than previously thought.
Scientists suspect Antarctica's shrinking glaciers are melting from the bottom up, and a fleet of robot ocean gliders may help explain why.
Australia said Monday it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller.
Rapid ice loss from West Antarctica's ice sheet caused a slight dip in the Earth's gravitational field over the region. Continue reading →
Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record for 2014, while Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
A massive 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile in 2010 also caused the ice sheets in Antarctica to vibrate, nearly 3,000 miles away. Continue reading →
Runaway icebergs are bashing into Antarctica's shores, leading to dramatic population losses of the tough species trying to exist in the region. Continue reading →
Volcanoes under the ice in Antarctica appear to contribute to the melting glaciers above.
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