Discovered: new threat to East Antarctic ice

The Totten Glacier—East Antarctica's largest outlet of ice—is melting fast and has the potential to raise global sea levels by at least 11 feet...

Antarctica Ice Loss at 160 Billion Tonnes a Year

Findings from an European study have revealed that Antarctica's annual ice loss has doubled in recent years ANTARCTICA — Studies of the images from the Cryosat-2...

Helicopter Rescues Scientists; Tourists Stranded in Antarctica

Anthony Segaert, Editor (Oceania) UPDATE: All 52 passengers of the German ship Akademik Shokalskiy have been rescued and have been taken via helicopter to Australia ship Aurora...

China celebrates 30 years of Antarctic research

The nation's first research station was created to enable China to have more of a say in Antarctic political discussions and affairs After 30 years of polar expedition...

NASA study reveals Larsen B ice shelf disintegration

  The last large piece of ice of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, will disappear by the end of the decade,...

Lake Vostok shelters New Bacterial Life

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)   LAKE VOSTOK – Russian scientists have drilled through a buried lake in Antarctica and found the presence of new bacterial life. The Vostok...

Mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica

More commonly seen in Greenland and West Antarctica, ice dolines are not widely known and therefore not frequently studied Scientists around the world, debating over social...

Sea Shepherd Celebrates Whaling Ban

After 10 years of direct action against Japanese whalers in Antarctica, the Crew of Sea Shepherd have spent the last week celebrating a victory...

British veteran attempting to cross Antarctica unsupported

55-year-old British Army veteran Henry Worsley has announced that he intends to attempt the first unassisted crossing of Antarctica in history and his making his way...

Melting Poles Pose Serious Threat to Antarctica’s Emperor Penguin Population

 A recent study's findings suggest that the Emperor Penguin population in Antarctica could fall by more than a third by 2100 ANTARCTICA – Vast frozen wasteland, apparently barren...