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A massive rift is threatening Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf to collapse

A massive rift is threatening Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf to collapse

For almost two years now, researchers from Project MIDAS, a British Antarctic Survey that involves teams from several UK universities, have been tracking the progress of a large rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf.

Erupting volcano in South Atlantic region threatens world’s largest penguin colonies

Erupting volcano in South Atlantic region threatens world’s largest penguin colonies

  A remote volcano in South Atlantic Ocean is slowly coating the largest Chinstrap penguin population in ash.  

Dramatic rise detected in West Antarctic coastal snow

Dramatic rise detected in West Antarctic coastal snow

Until 1899, annual snow accumulation remained steady, averaging 33 and 40 centimetres of water, or melted snow, each year at two locations.

Antarctic researchers lose heating at -55 degrees

A group of British researchers faced a 19-hour power outage in Antarctic`s freezing temperatures after a "serious operational incident" at their research facility in the world`s southernmost continent, a media report said Friday.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

In a breakthrough that could revolutionise the way marine mammal populations are estimated, scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting the whales from above the sky.

New Halley Research Station can slide across ice

Britain’s new research base in Antartica can slide across the ice on ski-clad stilts.

New Antarctic mission to find life under 3 kms of ice

12 British scientists are about to embark on a gruelling expedition to the Antarctic in a quest to uncover a lost world frozen beneath the ice for hundreds of thousands of years.

UK scientists to help satellites dodge sun storms

British scientists have developed a system to help protect navigation and communications satellites from potentially devastating solar storms, they said on Friday.

Antarctica mapped `sans ice`

The map, BEDMAP2, gives the close-up view of Antarctica without its ice.