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Prince Harry's South Pole trek postponed due to bad weather
Washington, Nov. 19 : Prince Harry's charity trek to the Antarctica, alongside US and Commonwealth teams, has been deferred by a day because of chilly weather conditions, it has been revealed.
'Smoldering' volcano found under one kilometer of ice in West ...
Washington, Nov. 18 : Researchers have discovered a smoldering volcano under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica.
First Antarctic airborne campaign to monitor ice and land begins
Washington, Nov 17 : With the arrival of NASA's aircraft and scientists at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the agency's Operation IceBridge has begun its 2013 Antarctic field campaign.
Antarctica ice may contain tiny bubbles of air from 1.5mln years ago
Wellington, Nov. 12 : A new research has suggested that tiny bubbles of air buried deep in the Eastern Antarctica ice may contain the Earth's atmosphere as it was 1.5 million years.
Prince Harry, actor Dominic West training like 'crazy' for South Pole ...
Washington, Nov. 11 : Prince Harry, 'True Blood' actor Alexander Skarsgard, and '300' star Dominic West are training hard for their upcoming charity trek to the Antarctica, alongside US and Commonwealth teams.
ESA's out-of-fuel GOCE satellite disintegrates after entering Earth's ...
Washington, Nov. 11 : ESA's GOCE satellite that re-entered Earth's atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica, disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported.
Ancient Antarctica ice may reveal Earth's climate from about 1.5m yrs ...
Washington, Nov. 6 : Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth's climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years, almost twice as old as the oldest ice core drilled to date.
China to build new Antarctica station
Beijing, Nov 1 : China is planning a new research station in Antarctica, the state oceanic administration said Friday.
Antarctic Ozone hole slightly smaller than average in 2013
Washington, Oct. 26 : The ozone hole, which forms every year in the stratosphere over Antarctica, is slightly smaller in size than average this year, according to NASA satellite data.
Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average this year
Washington, Oct 26 : The ozone hole that forms each year in the stratosphere over Antarctica was slightly smaller in 2013 than average in recent decades, according to NASA satellite data.
Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average
Washington, Oct 26 : The hole in Earth's protective ozone layer in Antarctica this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said.
Oz warns of increasing militarisation on Antarctica by China and Iran
Melbourne, Oct. 21 : China and Iran are increasing their militarization objectives in the Antarctica region, Australia has warned.
US to suspend Antarctic research during shutdown
Washington, Oct 9 : The US National Science Foundation (NSF) said it will suspend its research programmes in Antarctica if the US government shutdown continues for another week.
Channels found beneath Antarctic ice shelf to predict future of ...
Washington, Oct. 7 : Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.
'Elusive' signals from universe moments after Big Bang found
Washington, Oct. 2 : Astronomers used telescope in Antarctica and ESA's Herschel space observatory to detect a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, which could reveal the first moments of the Universe's existence.
Antarctica's Deep Lake harbours 'promiscuous' microbes
Washington, Oct. 1 : Antarctica's Vestfold Hills, Deep Lake, which became isolated from the ocean 3,500 years ago by the Antarctic continent rising, have provided scientists a unique niche for studying the evolution of the microbes that now thrive under such conditions.
Brazil's Antarctic station to come alive again
Sao Paulo, Sep 22 : Brazil's scientific station in Antarctica will arise from its ashes in the coming months with the rebuilding of the centre for climate-change research which was destroyed by fire last year.
Strong westerly winds behind dramatic increase in Antarctic sea ice ...
Washington, Sept 19 : Despite warmer air and oceans, there's more sea ice in Antarctica now than in the 1970s, a new study suggests.
Underwater melt behind 90pc of Antarctica's ice loss
Washington, Sept 16 : A new study suggests that more ice leaves Antarctica by melting from the underside of submerged ice shelves than it was earlier believed, which accounts for as much as 90 percent of ice loss in some areas.
Warm ocean water main culprit behind melting ice shelf
Washington, Sept. 13 : Researchers have said that warm ocean water, and not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier's floating ice shelf in Antarctica and could be blamed for increased melting of other ice shelves.
Humpback whales spend winter in Antarctica
Washington, Sept. 10 : Researchers have found that not all Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrate towards the equator at the end of the Antarctic summer.
Ozone layer's depletion will cease in time: Academic
Wellington, Sep 5 : The opening in the earth's stratospheric ozone layer over Antarctica is closing slowly and should recover completely in the later half of this century, though its effect on global climate change is still uncertain.
Ice sheet in West Antarctica existed 20 million years earlier than ...
Washington, Sept. 5 : A new research has showed that an ice sheet located on West Antarctica existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought.
Ice melt from icebergs to have massive impact on sea level rise
Washington, July 23 : Stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean, which could worsen sea level rise, according to new findings.
Global warming 5 million years ago may have raised sea levels by 20m
Washington, July 22 : Global warming caused 5 million years ago may have melted parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets and caused sea levels to rise by about 20 metres.
Huge ice sheets melting 'at rate of 300bn tonnes a year'
Washington, July 15 : Massive ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland are losing around 300 billion tonnes of ice every year, new research has indicated.
How Antarctica's ice sheet formed 12 mln years ago
Washington, July 13 : A team of scientists from the US and UK has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming.
Subglacial water system under West Antarctican glacier mapped
Washington, July 10 : Scientists have used an innovation in radar analysis to map the subglacial water system under West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier.
'Uninhabitable' Antarctica lake surprisingly found to harbour life
Washington, July 7 : Scientists had believed that Lake Vostok, which is buried under a glacier in Antarctica, and is so dark, deep and cold that it was a place which was totally uninhabitable.
Scientists to retrace 100-year-old Antarctica expedition
Sydney, June 4 : Scientists will retrace Sir Douglas Mawson's 1911-14 expedition to gthe Antarctica in November, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) announced Tuesday.