Antarctica

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

By Eric Betz | January 18, 2018 2:34 pm<p>The JOIDES team snapped this image on their transit through the ice near Antarctica. <i>(Credit: JOIDES</i> …

Climate Change

Malcolm Turnbull urged to pressure Japan over whaling during security talks

Greens say Australia should not deepen security ties until whaling in Southern Ocean stops<p>As Malcolm Turnbull meets with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, on Thursday, the Greens are calling on the government to refuse to deepen Australia’s security ties with Japan until it stops whaling in …

Malcolm Turnbull

Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole

This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the …

South Pole

World's largest wildlife reserve in Antarctica 'five times the size of Germany' to protect marine life

Greenpeace has decided to petition governments and is collecting signatures.<p>1 of 2<p>Greenpeace, stirred by a proposal from the EU, has started a …

Oceans

Melting Glaciers Sound Surprisingly Like Rice Crispies

In Antarctica, you can do more than see the impact climate change is having on the icy landscape. You can hear it, too.<p>And it turns out it that …

Environment

Coping with climate stress in Antarctica

Some polar fish can cope with warming or ocean acidification, but not both together<p>Some Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able …

Climate Change

Opinion: Goodbye to an unrealistic climate goal

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seems to think restricting global warming to below 1.5 degrees is not realistic anymore. What …

Climate Change

Tasmanian scientists study a krill's 'sound signature' to help estimate populations

Scientists in Hobart are experimenting to capture the sound of Antarctic krill in a bid to better determine how many are swimming in the Southern …

Ecology

NAVY ENGINEER: I SAW ANCIENT RUINS, ALIENS, AND TOP-SECRET BASES IN ANTARCTICA!

<b>The letter recounts experiences where the anonymous Navy officer (who refers to himself as “Brian”) recounts his bizarre and extraordinary</b> …

Aliens

What we learned about climate in 2017 – and why it’s terrifying

Pearson added that: “What keeps cryosphere scientists up at night are irreversible thresholds, particularly West Antarctica and Greenland. The …

Climate Change

Fuel Trucks in Antarctica

Today’s Passport Video – Content Aware Awesomeness<p>You may notice a bunch of Antarctica photos lately! Well I have about 150 I have never processed, …

Travel Photography

Lanternfish reveal how ocean warming impacts the twilight zone

<b>A new study from the British Antarctic Survey shows how lanternfish, small bioluminescent fish, are likely to respond to the warming of the Southern</b> …

Oceans

More Clare in Antarctica

Stu and Clare<p>During survival training, Stu and Clare took a break for her to hold the white rose for his photo project. I took this photo of them …

Travel Photography

Russia Reveals That Antarctica Is Not What We Thought It Is!

This big reveal was apparently top secret because Russia and USA both were aware of what Antarctica really is and they never told the truth until now.<p>…

Russia

Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.<p>The draft, of a report due for publication in October, said …

Climate

Video: Riding a Cruise Ship Through the 'Bomb Cyclone'

Normally we don't think about a Caribbean cruise as being much of an adventure, but it can turn into quite the experience when your cruise line – in …

Southern Ocean

Future El Niños Could Spell Trouble For Antarctica's Most Vulnerable Ice Sheet

There’s a mad scramble underway in the scientific community to learn everything possible about the imperiled West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIC), whose …

Climate Change

Is The Oberoi Mumbai The Best City Hotel In The World?

Part of the territory that comes along with running a travel site is staying in hotels. We’ve stayed in more hotels than you could easily count, on …

Hotels

CSIRO dives deeper than ever before for climate answers with new Argo submersible

Scientists will use sea robots to investigate deeper into the Southern Ocean than ever before in the pursuit of information about the climate.<p>A team …

Climate Change

Hard and slow work in the Doldrums in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

by Volvo Ocean Race 9 Jan 13:56 GMT 9 January 2018<p>Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 08 on board MAPFRE, Sunset without wind, flying …

Sailing

Chinese scientists discover microplastics in Antarctic waters

Chinese scientists on the latest Antarctic expedition have - for the first time - discovered the presence of microplastics in Antarctic waters, …

News (China)

Life

One NASA comm system doesn't just enable data from spacecraft to reach Earth – it provides internet and even telemedicine to researchers at the South …

Telehealth

NASA detects strange electric-blue clouds over Antarctica

NASA’s AIM spacecraft is monitoring a vast ring of electric-blue clouds circling high above Antarctica.<p>These are noctilucent clouds (NLCs), made of …

Astronomy

Antarctic Ice Shelves Affected Greatly By Strong El Niño, Study Finds

Warmer waters flowing to Antarctica from the Pacific Ocean as a consequence of El Niño cause a lot more melting of Antarctic ice shelves than fresh …

Global Warming

Penn State Live: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences: A Career on Ice

Don Voigt knows something about extremes. As a long-time research associate for Penn State’s Ice and Climate Exploration group, he spent a good bit …

Penn State

Haunting Words from One of the Most Daring Antarctic Adventures of All Time

Frozen

Ancient air, trapped in ice | Cosmos

The layers of eternal ice trapped in the southern polar ice cap form an archive of the atmosphere, in which not only dust particles and solids but …

Climate Change

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

<b>Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice.</b><p>Scientists have shown how ice shelves - the floating fronts of marine-terminating glaciers - respond to the El Niño phenomenon.<p>The warming of tropical …

Climate Change

Cryovex and Karen: to Antarctica for new space technology

Following on from the expedition to Greenland at the end of 2016 as part of an international effort to develop new space technology to monitor our …

Space

South Atlantic Abloom : Natural Hazards

On December 28, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite (top) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging …

Oceans