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1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands: Study

Just 160 kilometres (100 miles) away in the west Antarctic, the same species is in decline due to sea ice melt blamed on global warming, they said.

Mar 02, 2018, 17:22 PM IST

NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

The ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions has long since been under scientists' radar and has been losing ice at a rapid pace.

Dec 31, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Antarctica iceberg twice the size of London adrift at sea

The iceberg is expected to pass through the British territories of South Georgia and South Sandwich Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Sep 18, 2017, 23:45 PM IST

Secret life may be under warm Antarctic caves, say scientists

Forensic analyses of soil samples from these caves have revealed intriguing traces of DNA from algae, mosses and small animals, researchers said.

Sep 08, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Global warming boon for Antarctic, may double marine life growth

Researchers at British Antarctic Survey in the UK deployed heated panels on the seabed on the Antarctic Peninsula to observe the effect on local marine species.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Trillion tonne Antarctic iceberg has lost more pieces post separation – NASA unveils incredible images!

NASA's Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on Landsat 8 satellite captured a new snap of the 5,800 square kilometre iceberg that split off from the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf on July 10-12.

Jul 30, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice

Expeditioners stationed at Australia`s Davis station marked midwinter`s day by taking a chainsaw to the ice, cutting a small pool and taking a dip in water with a temperature of -1.8 degrees Celsius (28.76 Fahrenheit).

Jun 21, 2017, 16:05 PM IST

Antarctic ice sheets in a stable condition now, says study

Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Northumbria studied rocks on slopes of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica, whose peaks protrude through the ice sheet.

May 07, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Satellite data shows Antarctic ice rift spreading

The new branch of the rift is 15 km long, researchers from Swansea University in the UK found. Last year, the rift was growing fast. Now, just 20km of ice is keeping the 5,000 square km piece from floating away.

May 03, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

China draws digital 3D topographic map of Antarctic seabed

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

Apr 17, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2017, 13:33 PM IST

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.

Feb 16, 2017, 22:52 PM IST

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. 

Feb 06, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

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.

Dec 18, 2016, 16:33 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2016, 11:48 AM IST

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.

Nov 24, 2016, 19:22 PM IST

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.

Nov 19, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2016, 21:11 PM IST