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West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:29

Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

Antarctic moss brought back to life after being trapped in ice for 1,500 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:41

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and Reading University have shown that moss can come back to life and continue to grow even after being frozen in Antarctic ice for over 1,500 years.

How global warming affects oceans

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 12:16

A new study has shown how climate change has put a freshwater lid on the Antarctic ocean, trapping warm water in ocean depths.

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.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:15

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.

Chinese sailors throw bottles into Antarctic Ocean: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:32

Lovesick crew members on the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long marked Valentine`s Day by throwing bottled notes into the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Ocean, state media reported on Wednesday.

China opens fourth Antarctic research base

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:29

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

`Alien species threat to Antarctic environment`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:35

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

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 03:46

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 19:10

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.

Antarctic ship rescue set to start: Authorities

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 06:39

Rescuers are expected to launch a complex operation using a Chinese helicopter to airlift passengers from a Russian ship ice-bound in Antarctic seas as weather improves, Australia`s maritime authority said on Thursday.

Sir Ernest Shackleton`s 1914 expedition pics found in Antarctica

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:59

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators have found a box of 22 exposed but unprocessed negatives, which were frozen in a block of ice for nearly a century.