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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 20 : The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been debunked.

Giant Antarctic iceberg set to break away, say Swansea researchers
New York, Jan 6 : An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, according to Swansea University scientists.

Early noctilucent ice clouds formed over Antarctica
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : The sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere, shows data from NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM).

A century after their adventure, Antarctic heroes help make discovery
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.24 : The research, which says area of sea ice around Antarctica has barely changed in size in a century, was contributed by the heroes of Antarctic exploration.

Climate change may shrink Adelie Penguin range by end of century
California, July 9 : Climate has influenced the distribution patterns of Adelie penguins across Antarctica for millions of years. The geologic record tells us that as glaciers expanded and covered Adelie breeding habitats with ice, penguins in the region abandoned their colonies.

Pervasive ice retreat in West Antarctica
California, June 23 : Along the Bellingshausen Sea coast of West Antarctica, ice has been retreating inland being lost to the sea.

Why Antarctica isn't facing global warming threats?
Washington D.C., May 31 : Guess why Antarctica is not melting down even after such drastic human-driven climate change.

Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles
California, May 21 : Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been increasing slightly, in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice occurring in the Arctic Ocean? A new NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are responsible.

Antarctic melt can double sea-level rise
Washington D.C, Mar 31 : A new study has revealed that if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, a melting Antarctica will bring a massive sea-level rise, pushing it almost 50 feet by 2500.

Study claims Antartic birds can recognise individuals
Washington D.C., Mar. 26 : Just like crows, magpies and mockingbirds, brown skuas living in Antarctica can also recognise individual people.

Study claims Antartic birds can recognise individuals
Washington D.C., Mar. 26 : Just like crows, magpies and mockingbirds, brown skuas living in Antarctica can also recognise individual people.

Whales killed during 'scientific' expedition to Antarctica: Japan
London, Mar. 24 : Japan has confirmed that whales were killed during its most recent scientific expedition in the Antarctic region.

Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away
Washington D.C, Mar 11 : Sea level rise is likely to be a problem too big to handle as a new study suggests that geoengineers will not be able to pump away the rising tides.

Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away
Washington D.C, Mar 11 : Sea level rise is likely to be a problem too big to handle as a new study suggests that geoengineers will not be able to pump away the rising tides.

NASA takes part in Airborne Study of Southern Ocean
California, Jan 27 : A team of scientists has launched a series of research flights over the remote seas surrounding Antarctica in an effort to better understand how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.

Harsh Vardhan says procurement of all research equipment for ...
New Delhi, Sept.28 : Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, that processes for procurement of all the required equipment for research at Antarctica will be expedited.

Govt. to accelerate procuring equipment for Antarctica research
New Delhi, Sept. 28 : Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, said that government would speed-up the process of procuring all the required equipment for research at Antarctica.

Burn up rest of Earth`s fossil fuels and Kolkata drowns
Washington D.C, Sept 12 : If we were to burn all of the planet's fossil fuel reserves, we would be kissing Antarctica goodbye.

NASA sees 1 metre sea level rise ahead
Melbourne, Sept 7 : NASA has recently revealed that sea levels will rise by a metre over the next 100 to 200 years as satellite images show large sections of Greenland and Antarctica are vanishing at a much faster rate than previously thought.

'UFO' spotted in Antarctica triggers speculations of aliens on Earth
London, June 16 : A black mark, being interpreted as a UFO, was recently spotted in Antarctica, triggering speculation that aliens might have landed on Earth.

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'
Washington, May 22 : A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'
Washington, May 22 : A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

10k-yr-old Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is nearing its end
Washington, May 15 : A new NASA study has found that the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

Russian surgeon stuck in Antarctica camp self-operated appendix to ...
Washington, May 8 : A Russian surgeon, stuck in a remote base camp during Antarctic mission was forced to operate to remove his own appendix.

Saltwater discovered in inhospitable Antarctic region hints at ...
Washington, Apr.29 : Researchers have recently found evidence of salty groundwater in Antarctica's Dry Valleys, which provided strong support for the idea that Mars, an environment that resembles Antarctic, may have similar aquifers beneath its surface that could support microscopic life.

Antarctica's floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two ...
Washington, Mar.27 : A new study has recently revealed that Antarctic's ice shelves have shrunk by as much as 18 percent in over nearly two decades.

Increased snowfall in Antarctica due to global warming can offset sea ...
Washington, Mar.17 : A new study has recently revealed that increased snowfall in Antarctica caused due to global warming can offset global sea level rise.

Warm ocean water causing significant melting of Antarctic glacier
Washington, Mar 17 : A team of researchers have discovered a valley underneath East Antarctica's most rapidly-changing glacier that delivers warm water to the base of the ice that is causing significant melting.

Aviation experts claim missing flight MH370 was deliberately flown ...
London, Feb 24 : Aviation experts have claimed that missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was intentionally flown towards Antarctica by someone in the cockpit.

Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease
Washington, Feb. 11 : NASA's new study has revealed that increasing Antarctica's sea ice cannot cover up for Arctic's declining sea ice.