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China draws digital 3D topographic map of Antarctic seabed

China draws digital 3D topographic map of Antarctic seabed

The map was made on the expedition in Antarctica using multi-beam sonar.

333 whales killed by Japan as part of annual Antarctic hunt

333 whales killed by Japan as part of annual Antarctic hunt

The fleet set sail for the Southern Ocean in November, with plans to slaughter 333 minke whales, flouting a worldwide moratorium and opposition led by Australia and New Zealand.

Antarctic region home to nearly six million penguins, not 3.6 as previously thought!

Antarctic region home to nearly six million penguins, not 3.6 as previously thought!

The research also estimates the amount of prey (krill and fish) needed to support the Adelie penguin population.

Climate change winning? Scientists confirm receding Antarctic sea ice has hit record low!

Climate change winning? Scientists confirm receding Antarctic sea ice has hit record low!

The sea ice is likely to decrease further as it usually melts to its smallest for the year at the end of February in the summer of southern hemisphere, researchers said.

ISRO's SCATSAT-1 data reveals sea ice cover in 2016 is lowest ever recorded

ISRO's SCATSAT-1 data reveals sea ice cover in 2016 is lowest ever recorded

The Ku-band Scatterometer on-board SCATSAT-1 is ISRO’s second space borne scatterometer similar to OSCAT on-board Oceansat-2. 

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

With 2015 ending in the nations of the world putting up a united front against climate change in Paris, the entire course of 2016 was all about making the world aware of its devastating effects, while also initiating their respective strategies to reduce carbon footprints.

Rapid Antarctic ice melt being triggered by warm water, say researchers

Rapid Antarctic ice melt being triggered by warm water, say researchers

A massive conduit of hot water was detected last year, measuring around 10 kilometres wide and 1 kilometre deep in front of the western side of the Totten Glacier.

Antarctic Ice Sheet plays pivotal role in climate variability

Antarctic Ice Sheet plays pivotal role in climate variability

The discovery may be a step ahead in explaining why sea ice in the southern hemisphere has been on the rise despite warming of the rest of the Earth.

Antarctic has barely changed in size in last 100 years, claim scientists

Antarctic has barely changed in size in last 100 years, claim scientists

According to estimates by climate scientists at the University of Reading in London, Antarctic has lost only 14 per cent summer sea ice since the early 1900s.

Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic at record low, says report

Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic at record low, says report

While record low sea ice is nothing new in the Arctic, this was a surprising turn of events for the Antarctic, the report said.

First round-the-world scientific expedition to explore the Antarctic to measure climate change

First round-the-world scientific expedition to explore the Antarctic to measure climate change

The main stage of the expedition will leave South Africa's Cape Town on December 20 and return on March 18.

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.

Giant observatory comes up 8,000 feet beneath Antarctic

The world`s strangest observatory has come up 8,000 feet beneath the Antarctic ice at South Pole.