Antarctica

Antarctic ice hits record low, scientists warn of rising risk for shipping

Antarctic ice hits record low, scientists warn of rising risk for shipping

In late 2013, a Russian ship carrying 74 scientists, passengers and crew became trapped in Antarctica.

Sep 27, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Evidence of these changes is found in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere and in different paleoclimate archives, but what prompted these changes has remained largely unexplained.

Sep 06, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

The shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula are reflecting the effects of warming and as per reports, an increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in temperature has radically reduced marine diversity.

Sep 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Would you like to take a bite of this 107-year-old 'perfectly edible' fruitcake found in Antarctica?

Would you like to take a bite of this 107-year-old 'perfectly edible' fruitcake found in Antarctica?

The surprising part is that even after so much time, the fruitcake looks good enough to consume and has stood up perfectly for over 100 years.

Aug 14, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Largest volcanic region on Earth discovered under Antarctica

Largest volcanic region on Earth discovered under Antarctica

The newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 metres. All of them are covered in thick layers of ice.

Aug 13, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica shelf

Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica shelf

The iceberg weighs a staggering trillion tonnes and has an area of 5,800 sq km.

Jul 13, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Mammoth iceberg may break off from Antarctic ice shelf: Scientists

Mammoth iceberg may break off from Antarctic ice shelf: Scientists

While the iceberg remains attached to the ice shelf, its outer end is moving at the highest speed ever recorded on this ice shelf.

Jul 06, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
Climate change may force ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 25%, warns study

Climate change may force ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 25%, warns study

Researchers have successfully conducted an investigation on how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change.

Jun 29, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Massive Antarctica iceberg on the brink of breaking off

Massive Antarctica iceberg on the brink of breaking off

In the largest jump since January, the rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown an additional 17 kilometres between May 25 and May 31.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:32 PM IST
Antarctica is on the verge of turning green, thanks to climate change!

Antarctica is on the verge of turning green, thanks to climate change!

The scientists analysed data for the last 150 years, and found clear evidence of “changepoints” — points in time after which biological activity clearly increased — in the past half century.

May 20, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
India preparing law on Antarctica, poised to expand research activities in coldest continent

India preparing law on Antarctica, poised to expand research activities in coldest continent

India is also preparing a law for safeguarding its interest in Antarctica, an official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) said on Tuesday.

May 09, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
New crack found in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves

New crack found in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves

Scientists fear the new branch that has appeared in a huge crack on one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves could be about to break. 

May 03, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Antarctica's 'Blood-falls': Scientists finally decode more than century-old mystery!

Antarctica's 'Blood-falls': Scientists finally decode more than century-old mystery!

According to The Sun, scientists were able to track the path of the water under the glacier using echolocation technology.

Apr 28, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders?

Rajendra Shende/TERRE Policy Centre/IANS

Apr 18, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
Antarctica was once covered by lush subtropical forests, say scientists

Antarctica was once covered by lush subtropical forests, say scientists

According to scientists, nearly 300 million years ago, the frozen, inhospitable Antarctica was once covered by lush subtropical forests.

Apr 15, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
Arctic, Antarctica sea ice sinks to record low this year

Arctic, Antarctica sea ice sinks to record low this year

This winter, a combination of warmer-than-average temperatures, winds unfavourable to ice expansion, and a series of storms halted sea ice growth in the Arctic, the scientists said.

Mar 23, 2017, 17:43 PM IST
Antarctica warming up; clocks highest temperatures on record, says UN report

Antarctica warming up; clocks highest temperatures on record, says UN report

Getting a better grip on how global warming might impact the world's largest ice mass is of more than academic interest.

Mar 01, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon recovered from Antarctica

NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon recovered from Antarctica

The US space agency NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it has been recovered Antarctica from after a year of its flight.

Feb 25, 2017, 20:59 PM IST
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet looks out at warming signs over  Antarctica’s Larsen ice shelf from ISS!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet looks out at warming signs over Antarctica’s Larsen ice shelf from ISS!

The massive Antarctic region serves as a measuring unit when it comes to climate change.

Feb 07, 2017, 23:29 PM IST
Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago

Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago

Some models had shown that at the current rate, the Antarctic ice-sheet might reach a critical tipping point and start destabilising very quickly which had happened before.

Oct 21, 2016, 00:06 AM IST