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Fossilised egg could be linked to ancient marine peptile
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Why Antarctica's Coast Is Developing Even More Green Algae
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Climate change turns Antarctica’s snow green
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Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-iceAt present, scientists use really quite old climatology models to gauge the likely depth of snow cover when observing sea-ice in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. And while these models still work..
Researchers discover record warming at the South Pole over the past 3 decadesThe warming at the South Pole is linked to accelerating ice melt elsewhere in Antarctica, which could fuel more rapid rises in sea levels worldwide.
Global warming good news? Some Antarctic penguins enjoy diminishing sea iceSurprisingly, Adelie penguins appear to prefer reduced sea-ice conditions, meaning that the species "could be a rare global warming winner."
Microplastics found in gut of animal on one of the most remote islands of the world(CNN)Microplastics have been discovered in the gut of an animal on a remote island in the Antarctic, raising concerns that plastic pollution could be prevalent in the region's ecosystem. A new study by..
Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists sayThe football-like fossil has puzzled scientists since it was found in Antarctica almost a decade ago.
How to find a meteorite in AntarcticaJustin Rowlatt joins a team of scientists looking for small space rocks in Antarctica.
Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica bright green. Scientists are able to see it from space.Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey created a map of green snow algae along the Antarctic Peninsula coast.
Climate change turning Antarctica's snow greenAntarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge.
Coronavirus and Antarctica: 'Isolated within isolation'Why the people on the only continent without a recorded case of coronavirus are in lockdown.
'One mistake and it's game over': one man's solo trek across Antarctica unaidedHaving trekked hundreds of miles into Antarctica in late 2018, American Colin O’Brady reached a memorable landmark: the south pole. It was only a waypoint on the way to O’Brady’s pursuit of a..
Self-Isolated at the End of the WorldAlone in the long Antarctic night, Adm. Richard E. Byrd endured the ultimate in social distancing.
Anzac Day in AntarcticaAustralians at Casey, Mawson, Davis and Macquarie Island research stations have observed Anzac Day. The 89 people in the small Antarctic and sub-Antarctic teams were able to gather for Anzac Day..
Australians gather for Anzac Day on coronavirus-free AntarcticaAustralia's Antarctic expeditioners have been able to share a traditional Anzac Day ceremony, with the frozen continent free of coronavirus.
Aussies gather on COVID-19-free AntarcticaAustralia's Antarctic expeditioners have been able to share a traditional Anzac Day ceremony, with the frozen continent free of coronavirus.
Microplastics found in Antarctic sea ice for first time, scientists sayMicroplastics have been found in Antarctic sea ice for the first time, scientists say. The study, published in the...
'Isolated within isolation': keeping out coronavirus in the frozen AntarcticIn the frozen and desolate expanse of Antarctica, Alejandro Valenzuela Pena is used to a feeling of isolation. Now, however, that has taken on a new meaning as the only continent still free from the..
Ex-Disney animator brings Antarctic story to lifeAfter working on Frozen and Big Hero 6, Sarah Airriess left Hollywood to create a graphic about early Antarctic explorers
Learning how to make an igloo in the AntarcticThe BBC's Justin Rowlatt learnt to make an igloo while visiting Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier.
Antarctica was home to rainforests 90 million years ago: StudyResearchers have unearthed evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, a finding which suggests that the climate at this time was exceptionally warm with a higher level of carbon..
'They're pretty much sitting ducks': Coronavirus case confirmed on Australian ship stuck off the coast of UruguayThere are fears of a coronavirus outbreak onboard an Antarctic voyager ship with close to a hundred Australian passengers onboard after one person tested positive and nine others developed symptoms.
Scientists have recorded the first-ever heatwave in AntarcticaScientists have recorded what amounts to a heatwave in Antarctica, with fears for the long-term implications on plants, animals and ecosystems.
First heatwave recorded in AntarcticaScientists have recorded what amounts to a heatwave in Antarctica, with fears for the long-term implications on plants, animals and ecosystems.
A place that makes you ask the questions that really matterThe BBC's Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.
Antarctic glacier retreated 3 miles in 22 years, threatening global sea-level riseAs the global climate heats up, the great ice sheets and glaciers in Antarctica are rapidly melting. And researchers are getting concerned.
Greenland and Antarctica are now melting six times faster than in the 1990s, accelerating sea-level riseGreenland and Antarctica have lost 6.4 trillion tons of ice in the past three decades, accelerating sea-level rise around the world.
Australia carries out emergency medical dash for expeditioner at US Antarctic baseAn Airbus A319 was despatched from Hobart to help assist at the US Antarctic site.
Greenland and Antarctica ice loss acceleratingEarth's great ice sheets, Greenland and Antarctica, are now losing mass six times faster...
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Antarctic sea creatures 'stressed to the max'Justin Rowlatt reports from Antarctica's Ross Sea, where rising temperatures could affect marine life.
France closes the Louvre as virus spreads to new frontsPARIS — Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism..
The coronavirus has now hit every continent except Antarctica after a man in Brazil tested positiveThe coronavirus has now infected every continent except Antarctica after Brazil confirmed a case on Tuesday. A 61-year-old man who had just returned from a 12-day trip to Lombardy, Italy, tested..
A heat wave melted 20% of an Antarctic island's snow in only 9 daysA heat wave earlier this month in Antarctica melted about 20% of an island's snow in only nine days.
Australian Global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting in Antarctica says scientistGlobal warming was leading to an "irreversible" mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist..
Record high Antarctic temperatures sparks global sea rise worriesTemperatures in Antarctica hit 20.75°C on February 9, according to a team of scientists on Seymour Island, marking the first time the Polar continent has broken the 20°C barrier. Its warming..
A massive iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., just broke off of the Pine Island glacier in AntarcticaThe Pine Island glacier "is one of the fastest-retreating glaciers in Antarctica," according to NASA. One scientist calls it "unsettling."
Antarctic temperature tops 20 degrees for first time on recordThe Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20 degrees Celsius for the first time in history, prompting fears of climate instability in the world’s greatest repository of ice. The 20.75..
Crossing Antarctica solo: A lonely journey across the iceHow Børge Ousland became the first person to cross Antarctica solo
Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has fallen sharply: scientistsThe number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on..
Antarctica's new record high temperature: Is it climate change?Antarctica made worldwide news when one location – an Argentine research base – set a record high temperature for the continent of 64.9 degrees.
Antarctica Sets Record High Temperature: 64.9 Degrees“This is the foreshadowing of what is to come,” a researcher said. “It’s exactly in line of what we’ve been seeing for decades.”
Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record of 18.3CThe provisional reading of 18.3C (64.9F) beats the previous record of 17.5C, logged in 2015.
It was nearly 65 degrees in Antarctica, which may be the warmest day ever recorded thereThe normally bitterly cold Antarctica recorded a temperature of 65 degrees on Thursday, which may be the warmest day ever there.
Uh Oh, Antarctica Just Set a New Heat RecordIt’s positively balmy in Antarctica. The National Meteorological Service of Argentina announced on Twitter that its Esperanza weather station recorded a new high for the continent: 18.3 degrees..
Could you handle the earth's most remote campsite?Take a look inside an Antarctic campsite and find out how they survive.
Warm water discovered beneath Antarctica's 'doomsday' glacier, scientists sayScientists have found warm water underneath the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, which could speed up the melting of the Florida-sized block of ice.
Don Sinclair: 'we lived a very rich life'Doctor Donald Sinclair, OAM, was one of Victoria’s foremost educators, a prodigious textbook author, an Antarctic tourism pioneer and a globe-trotting geographer and humanitarian.
A Dangerous Glacier Is Melting From the Bottom, Scientists FindResearchers in Antarctica found unusually warm water beneath a glacier the size of Florida that is already melting and contributing to sea level rise.