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Rising snowfall in Antarctic may help offset global sea-level surge

Rising snowfall in Antarctic may help offset global sea-level surge

More temperature could mean increased snowfall in Antarctica which could in turn help reduce the global sea-level rise by 51 to 79 millimetres by 2100, according to a new study.
 

A silver lining: Antarctica's ozone hole is healing!

A silver lining: Antarctica's ozone hole is healing!

It's our major win against climate change. After almost 30-years, the thinning of ozone layer above Antarctica has finally started healing.

Signs of `healing` ozone layer over Antarctic: Study

Signs of `healing` ozone layer over Antarctic: Study

The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has begun to shrink, signaling good news for the environment several decades after an international accord to phase out certain pollutants, researchers said Thursday.

Japan to start whale hunting season in North Pacific

Japan to start whale hunting season in North Pacific

 Japanese authorities will beginits annual spring whale hunt in the North Pacific on Saturday, which will last till May, the fisheries agency announced on Thursday.

Antarctic melt can double sea-level rise

Antarctic melt can double sea-level rise

A new study has revealed that if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, a melting Antarctica will bring a massive sea-level rise, pushing it almost 50 feet by 2500.

Global warming: West Antarctic ice sheet could melt in next 1,000 years!

Global warming: West Antarctic ice sheet could melt in next 1,000 years!

The Antarctic already today contributes to the annual sea level rise with 0.4 millimetres, as per scientific findings.

Melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050

Melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050

Ice shelves are believed to be the floating extensions of the continent's massive land-based ice sheets.

Japan intends to resume whale hunt this year

Japan`s chief whaling negotiator said Monday the country intends to resume hunts in the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose.

Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year

Japan aims to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn't proven that the mammals need to be killed for research.

'Montreal Protocol has helped slow ozone depletion'

Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is in much better shape now than it would have been without the United Nations (UN) treaty, a new study says.

Antarctica's floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two decades

Antarctica's floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two decades

A new study has recently revealed that Antarctic's ice shelves have shrunk by as much as 18 percent in over nearly two decades.

Harpoonless Japanese whalers heading for Antarctic: Govt

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nations' top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government said today.

World's first Ocean Health Index finds Earth's oceans only 67% healthy

World's first Ocean Health Index finds Earth's oceans only 67% healthy

World's first ever Ocean Health Index has rated the Earth's oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: Study

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers have said.

Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt

Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN`s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

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.

China opens fourth Antarctic research base

China has opened a fourth Antarctic research base, authorities said here Saturday.

`Alien species threat to Antarctic environment`

Ecosystems in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands are being irreversibly changed by alien plant and animal species introduced through human contact, a leading Antarctic researcher warned Tuesday.

US icebreaker heads to Antarctic to help stuck ships

US icebreaker Polar Star was on Saturday set to sail for the Antarctic to assist a Russian vessel trapped in heavy ice and a Chinese ship which went to its aid, officials said.

Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home

An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday, leaving behind another two icebreakers trapped in pack ice.