Until 2014, Antarctic sea ice levels were actually increasing- but since then according to satellite data, there's been a 'precipitous' nosedive in ice levels. Scientists are now trying to find out why, and what it might mean.
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The team will head to Antarctica hoping to extract a 1.5 million-year-old ice core.
They don't look like other killer whales, and they don't eat like them, either, scientists say of the species discovered near South America.
The Endurance, captained by legendary polar explorer Ernest Shakleton, sank more than 100 years ago in Antarctica.
After seven full length marathons in seven continents over seven days, British runner Susannah Gill has taken home first place in the gruelling World Marathon Challenge.
As debates over policy and science continue, the climate is heating up. A new study just released by NASA and NOAA has identified that the last five years have been the five hottest years on record, with 2018 coming in fourth. It's a stark picture of a world warming at an alarming rate.
For the first time, scientists in West Antarctica have drilled 2km through the ice sheet to the sediment below.
The experiment, which uses hot water, is aimed at finding out how the region might respond to a warming climate.
Scientists at a research station in Antarctica recorded "eerie" sounds of space using a receiver which lies beneath the Earth's geomagnetic field lines
Set amongst stunning arctic scenery, the inspiring view added to the grandeur of this unique event which is acknowledged as one of the most extreme races on the planet.
The close-up photographs showed the giant iceberg that NASA said was "three times the size of Manhatten".
For the first time, a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, nicknamed the 'headless chicken monster', has been filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica.
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From lava spewing across Hawaii to icy dips in Antarctica. Here's what happened around the world this week.
Some 1.5 million penguins have been found on the remote Danger Islands.
David Harbour, who plays police chief Jim Hopper on Netflix series Stranger Things danced with the penguins in Antarctica on Valentine's Day to raise awareness into the environmental challenges facing this part of the world
Dutch professor alerts of a new crack that could create a massive iceberg at the Antarctic glacier, whose front has been retracting since 2000.
The icebreaker's crew formed the number 44 on the Antarctic ice.
The Antarctic continent, like the North Pole, is one
of the regions in the world most affected by global warming.
Robert Swan and his son, Barney, want to promote the use of renewable energy to fight climate change.
Only two chicks have survived out of 18,000 breeding pairs of Penguins in the eastern Antarctic
Cake thought to date back to British explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the region.
Two polar researchers became the first couple ever to marry in the British Antarctic Territory on Saturday, July 15.
A truly enormous iceberg has broken off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, changing the map of the continent forever.
Depending how you look at it
A rare ice formation has been spotted by an Australian scientist
The impending breakaway of what’s expected to be one of the world’s largest icebergs has moved a significant step closer, it’s been claimed.