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West Antarctic ice melt rate tripled, finds NASA
Washington, Dec 3 : A detailed 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of glaciers there has tripled during the last decade.
Antarctic ice yields century-old notebook of early explorer
Wellington, Oct 20 : The summer thaw in Antarctica has revealed a century-old notebook from one of the frozen continent's early European explorers, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust announced Monday.
Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA
New York, Oct 8 : Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said.
Changing Antarctic waters may lead to abrupt rise in global sea level
Melbourne, Oct 04 : A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.
Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level
Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has revealed that that fresh water from melting glaciers is the reason behind rise in the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica.
Melting Antarctic ice sheet raising sea-level faster
London, Sep 1 : Fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2 cm more than the global average of 6 cm.
Antarctica's 'first-of-its-kind' map unveils secrets of sea life
London, Aug 25 : New Antarctica atlas, which is first of this magnitude since the publication of the Antactic Map Folio Series 45 years ago, has helped marine biologists from across the world in finding thousands of new species in the ocean.
Antarctica's 'most complete satellite image' finally available for ...
Washington, Aug 19 : A new most complete map of Antarctic has been made available for everybody, which could be very helpful for climate research.
Antarctica may lift sea level sooner than previously thought
Washington, Aug 14 : A new study has revealed that Antarctica may raise the sea level faster than previously thought posing threat to the coasts and coastal megacities.
Antarctic ice melt may accelerate sea level rise
London, Aug 14 : The ice discharge from Antarctica could become the largest contributor to sea level rise much sooner than previously thought, says a study.
2010 Chile earthquake triggered icequakes in Antarctica
Washington, Aug 11 : A new study has revealed that Antarctica's frozen ground is receptive to seismic waves from distant earthquakes after the researchers found out that 2010 Chile earthquake was the reason behind icequakes in Antarctica.
37m yr old fossil of 'giant penguin' found near Antarctica
London, August 3 : Researchers have discovered a fossil, which provided the proof that 'colossal penguins' existed around 37 to 40 million years ago, on a small island near Antarctica.
Antarctic winds speeding up ice melt
Melbourne, July 8 : Changes in the winds blowing over Antarctica are warming the waters under the continental ice shelf, says a new study.
A mountain named Mt. Sinha
By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 6 : Back in November, Akhouri Sinha, an Indian-American research scientist, was looking for some information to write a few words on the death of his team leader on an expedition to Antarctica in the seventies.
This 'water bear' can survive even in space!
Melbourne, July 5 : A tiny new species dubbed 'water bear' has been discovered in Antarctica and members of this species can survive in space, researchers said.
Volcanoes beneath Antarctic ice sheet melting glaciers
New York, June 10 : Not only climate change, subglacial volcanoes below the West Antarctic ice sheet are also contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier - a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica's Pine Island Bay, a study suggests.
Now, cell phones to ring even on Antarctica
New York, June 10 : How about planning your next trip to Antarctica? No, this is not a joke as the earth's southernmost continent, with bone-chilling weather, can now boast of a "cell phone service".
Antarctica's ice sheet loss doubled since last survey
Washington, May 20 : A three year survey has revealed that Antarctic is losing ice sheets twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
What has stopped Antarctica from warming
Melbourne, May 13 : The secret to why Antarctica is not warming as much as the other continents, and why Australia faces more droughts lies in strengthening of ocean winds due to climate change, a study said.
Melting of small area of ice on East Antarctica shore could mean 10 ...
Washington, May 6 : Researchers have said that the if a small area of ice on East Antarctica shore melts it could lead to 10 foot rise in sea-levels.
Ancient Antarctica was as warm as today's California coast
Washington, Apr 22 : Using a new way to measure past temperatures, scientists have claimed that parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat.
Japan asked to revoke whaling permits in Antarctica
The Hague, April 1 : The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Japan to "revoke" its permits for whale hunts in Antarctica since Tokyo failed to meet the requirements for the "purposes of scientific research" laid out in international law.
Japan's whaling not for sceintific research, rules ICJ
London, March 31 : The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday asked Japan to stop its whaling programme in the Antarctica.
Scientists seek more regional cooperation on Antarctica
Buenos Aires, March 30 : Scientists and government authorities asked for more international cooperation to preserve Antarctica.
West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago
Washington, March 27 : 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.
Volcanoes sustained life during ice ages: Study
Washington, March 11 : It is difficult to associate volcanoes with preserving life but that is true - heat from volcanoes helped cold Antarctica's plants and bugs survive ice ages, a study suggests.
Four new compounds threatening ozone layer: Study
London, March 10 : In a new threat to the depleting earth's protective ozone layer, three previously unknown chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one related compound appear to be slowing down the recovery of ozone hole over Antarctica, an alarming research shows.
Meteorite on earth another proof of water on Mars
Washington, March 2 : After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, NASA scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water.
Projected big thaw of Antarctica's sea ice may harm area's unspoiled ...
Washington, Feb. 28 : Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica's Ross Sea's recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.
Gas cloud where stars are born spotted
Washington, Feb. 21 : A team of researchers, using a telescope installed at the driest place on Earth - Ridge A in Antarctica - have identified a giant gas cloud that appears to be in an early stage of formation.