Antarctica

 
Polar ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
Polar ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising...
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
The oceans around Antarctica, the Southern Oceans, have been getting less salty. That’s a problem because it messes about with the balance of all...
Antarctica's frozen sea isolates research stations
Antarctica's frozen sea isolates research stations
Sea ice around Antarctica is at record levels for May, part of a trend of increasing ice around the frozen continent making it harder to resupply...
South Africa's Antarctic history is being unfrozen in time
South Africa's Antarctic history is being unfrozen in time
Used as a gateway to the world's southernmost continent since the 18th century, South Africa has been actively involved in scientific research in...
Spider flies to catch an elusive wave
Spider flies to catch an elusive wave
A giant white balloon with a precious cargo earlier this month crash-landed in a remote corner of snow-covered Antarctica – at 76°21.91 S,...
Robot to test health of ocean 'lungs'
Robot to test health of ocean 'lungs'
Table Mountain is wreathed in cloud, with a skirt of fog, and in the distance rolling clouds are moving in from the south. A team of scientists from...
'Irreversible' melting of Antarctic
'Irreversible' melting of Antarctic
Two separate papers, published in the peer-reviewed journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters, have found...
Robots plumb changes in Southern Ocean
Robots plumb changes in Southern Ocean
Off the coast of South Africa, heading towards Antarctica, ocean robots are sending back information to help us to understand how the ­climate...
Climate change pause exposes gaps in scientists' theories
Climate change pause exposes gaps in scientists' theories
Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists...
Scientists discover 'new life' forms below Antarctic ice
Scientists discover 'new life' forms below Antarctic ice
After more than a decade of stop-and-go drilling, Russia pierced through Antarctica's frozen crust last year and took back samples of water...
Ranulph Fiennes forced to end Antarctic trek
Ranulph Fiennes forced to end Antarctic trek
This is a bitter disappointment for an adventurer, who had spent years preparing for one of the last great polar challenges.
Explorers embark on Antarctica adventure
Explorers embark on Antarctica adventure
It's a six-month expedition in almost constant darkness, in the coldest place on the planet, with no chance of rescue if things go wrong.

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