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...

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...

Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Up Twice as Fast as Believed

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)     ANTARTCICA – A new study published in Nature Geoscience shows the Antarctic ice sheet to be warming twice as fast as what...

First Findings in Lake Ellsworth mean Trouble!

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)   ANTARCTICA – As the first drillings to discover life in Lake Ellsworth, take place, the team realizes that they may have a...

Antarctic whale sounds puzzle scientists

The Antarctic BW29 sound was registered more than 1,000 times while the Antarctic BW37 sound was logged six times A team of Antarctic researchers, led by...

Research Shows Antarctic Bivalves to be Hermaphrodite

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica & Science)   SOUTHAMPTON - In the Animal kingdom, breeding is a natural and lengthy process in the reproduction scheme. Scientists at the...

Genetics reveal how emperor penguins survived last ice age

While current climate conditions may be optimal, genetic analysis of emperor penguins has suggested that parts of Antarctica were too harsh for large populations...

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...

New Life Forms Discovered in Antarctic Lake

Stefan Timiras, Correspondent (Antarctica)   Discovered in 1956 and mapped in 1990, Lake Vostok is one about of the 375 lakes beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets. It is also...