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Change in snowfall pattern threaten Antarctica`s ice shelves

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 16:21

According to a new report, climate change can may soon change the thick snow cover in Antarctica completely in the next 200 years

Ancient seabird fossil links New Zealand with Antarctica

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:29

A fossil of one of the world`s oldest flying seabirds has been found in New Zealand, linking the country to Antarctica when it was still being formed, scientists announced Wednesday.

New sea anemone species discovered in Antarctica

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 10:48

Researchers using a camera-equipped robot to survey the area under Antarctica`s Ross Ice Shelf, unexpectedly stumbled onto a new species of small sea anemones that were burrowed into the ice, with their tentacles protruding into frigid water like flowers from a ceiling.

Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier enters `irreversible` melt

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 14:14

Researchers have warned that Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier(PIG) could now be in a state of irreversible retreat, making it an even more significant contributor to global sea level rise during the next two decades.

Deadly blast at Argentine base in Antarctica

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 08:34

A blast at an Argentine research base in Antarctica has killed an army officer.

Subglacial trench deeper than the Grand Canyon discovered in Antarctica

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 00:30

A trench deeper than the Grand Canyon has been discovered beneath several kilometres of Antarctic ice by a group of scientists from the United Kingdom.

Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 16:53

complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field, as officials released a United States icebreaker from the rescue.

Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 09:48

A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field, as officials released a United States icebreaker from the rescue.

Trapped ships break through Antarctic ice

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 02:11

Two ships -- a Chinese icebreaker and a Russian research vessel -- broke free on Tuesday from thick Antarctic ice where they had been trapped for days.

Rescued Antarctic group due in Australia in two weeks

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 13:59

A group of scientists, tourists and journalists rescued by helicopter from their icebound ship in Antarctica is due back in Australia in a fortnight, officials said.

China to build new icebreaker for polar research expeditions

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 18:27

China plans to build a new and improved icebreaker for its ambitious polar expeditions even as efforts are on to free its veteran vessel which remains stuck in Antarctica after rescuing 52 passengers from a Russian ship.

US icebreaker to rescue ships stuck in Antarctica

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 14:25

The US on Sunday sent its heavy ice-cutter to rescue over 120 crew on board the Russian and Chinese ships trapped in the Antarctic, with ice up to four metres thick surrounding them.