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31 05 2020 | 07:58

Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame.

You may have heard about the hole in the ozone layer, which hovers over Antarctica. It has shrunk over time thanks to policies that curbed the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. In the nearly 40 years…

27 05 2020 | 09:41

Antarctica: tiny algae turning snow green 'could create new ecosystem' – video.

Antarctica is  turning green due to the climate crisis and the phenomenon is potentially offering sustenance to other species, according to the first large-scale algae map of the peninsular by…

25 05 2020 | 21:53

Meet the Experts: Isolation in Antarctica.

Cold, dark, remote, Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. Humans conduct research in Antarctic bases on a wide range of topics, from climate studies and astronomy to glaciology and…

25 05 2020 | 09:59

Antarctic Penguin Poop Emits Laughing Gas.

A colony of king penguins in Antarctica emit so much nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, in their poop that researchers went a little "cuckoo," while studying them, according to Agence France Presse,…

22 05 2020 | 08:42

Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green, say scientists.

Researchers map ‘beginning of new ecosystem’ as algae bloom across surface of melting snow. Scientists have created the first large-scale map of microscopic algae on the Antarctic peninsula as they…

21 05 2020 | 11:49

Last Antarctic sunset.

The 16th crew at Concordia research Station in Antarctica to spend a full winter at the facility, wave goodbye to the Sun as it descends below the horizon, not to return for four months. Sunday 3…

02 05 2020 | 07:03

Antarctica as a Solar Hub: Possible or Pipe Dream?

When it comes to ideal spaces for huge solar installations, there are common factors that make a location appealing.

27 04 2020 | 06:55

Microplastics found for first time in Antarctic ice where krill source food.

Researchers at University of Tasmania find 14 different kinds of plastic smaller than 5mm in an ice core from 2009. Small pieces of plastic have been detected in sea ice in Antarctica for what…

13 04 2020 | 07:43

Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic.

Rare hole is result of low temperatures in atmosphere and is expected to disappear. A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of unusually…

11 04 2020 | 14:39

Huge East Antarctic Glacier Especially Susceptible to Climate Impacts.

Denman Glacier in East Antarctica retreated 3.4 miles (5.4 kilometers) from 1996 to 2018, according to a new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California,…

07 04 2020 | 08:32

Antarctica was warm enough for rainforest near south pole 90m years ago.

Think of Antarctica and it is probably sweeping expanses of ice, and the odd penguin, that come to mind. But at the time of the dinosaurs the continent was covered in swampy rainforest. Now experts…

07 04 2020 | 08:09

Antarctica's Denman Glacier is sinking into the world's deepest canyon.

The glaciers of Antarctica are melting at unprecedented rates, and a giant canyon in the continent's rocky underbelly could make matters much worse.

16 03 2020 | 21:01

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected.

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate…

01 03 2020 | 13:45

Australia's wild summer sees blast of snow.

Tasmania snow concludes Australia's summer of extremes Snow has fallen in mountainous parts of Tasmania, rounding out a summer of dramatic weather changes in Australia. Watch the video here…

24 02 2020 | 05:47

Dramatic images show ice-less region of Antarctica following record-high temperatures.

The peninsula region experienced temperatures near 65 degrees Fahrenheit.  

16 02 2020 | 05:56

Climate change: How 1.5C degrees of global warming could change the world.

Leading climate scientists say in order to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a "climate catastrophe" urgent steps need to be taken now. Research by the UN Intergovernmental Panel…

14 02 2020 | 06:04

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Islan

13 02 2020 | 06:26

Research finds Antarctic penguin colonies declining due to climate change.

Research carried out by Greenpeace has found that chinstrap penguin colonies in the Antarctic have declined by as much as 77% in the last 50 years. Scientists surveying chinstrap penguin colonies…

08 02 2020 | 09:19

Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record of 18.3C. The Antarctic Peninsula is among the fastest-warming regions on earth.

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica. The reading, taken on Thursday by Argentine research base Esperanza, is 0.8C hotter than the previous peak…

15 07 2019 | 11:41

A World Without Ice.

Dahr Jamail on his book "The End Of Ice" and the significance of the many studies showing glaciers and sea ice around the world are melting at an unprecedented speed.