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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders?

Rajendra Shende/TERRE Policy Centre/IANS

"The rift has accelerated since end of the last year", reported all the major news agencies in North America and elsewhere. "It may get close to a full break, never seen before in the history," they added.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Billion-year-old secret revealed: India used to be a part of Antarctica!

Billion-year-old secret revealed: India used to be a part of Antarctica!

 A group of geologists from India and Switzerland researching on evolution of the Earth's crust studied ancient rocks of the continental crust in the Eastern Ghats area and found important clues to the formation of the continents.

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.

Climate change alert! Warm Antarctica spells bad news for penguin colonies

Climate change alert! Warm Antarctica spells bad news for penguin colonies

Adelie Penguin is one of the two natives of Antarctic penguins- the other being the emperor penguin- and it inhibits the full extent of the continent.

Opal-studded meteorite points towards evolution of water on Earth!

Opal-studded meteorite points towards evolution of water on Earth!

Earlier, there were claims of the source of Earth's water being found in meteorites and a new discovery has strengthened that belief.

Why is the Antarctic Ocean unaffected by global warming? Puzzle solved!

Why is the Antarctic Ocean unaffected by global warming? Puzzle solved!

The solution lies in the unique ocean currents that envelope Antarctica.