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Life brimming with active ecosystem beneath Antarctic ice

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:12

A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition.

Greenland, Antarctic ice sheets losing volume

Greenland, Antarctic ice sheets losing volume

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:50

A new study has observed the changes in the altitude of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers.

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:10

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

Drop in CO2 levels triggered formation of Antarctic ice sheet

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 14:20

A new study suggests that a drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels seems to have triggered Antarctic ice sheet formation.

Antarctic started losing ice sheets about 5,000 years earlier than thought: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:56

A new study has revealed that Antarctic started losing ice sheets about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:19

In an alarming find, scientists have discovered that the collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet - that holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet - has already begun.

West Antarctic ice sheet collapse `unstoppable`: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 02:31

Ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an "unstoppable" pace, scientists said Monday, warning that the discovery holds major consequences for global sea level rise in the coming decades.

Rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier may continue for decades to come

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 13:30

A new study has suggested that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, Pine Island Glacier (PIG), a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.

Ancient Antarctic ice may reveal Earth`s past climate conditions

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:17

Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth`s climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years.

Vast channels beneath Antarctic ice discovered

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 12:31

Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.

First estuary under Antarctic ice discovered

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 14:31

For the first time, scientists have discovered that Antarctica`s massive ice sheet is hiding an estuary, where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.

Antarctic ice core reveals how last ice age ended

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:00

Analysis of an Antarctic ice core has revealed that warming in the frozen continent began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by earlier records.