Showing posts with label Antarctica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antarctica. Show all posts

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution - Greenpeace

Antarctic peninsula
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, according to environmental group Greenpeace.

Monday, August 14, 2017

91 Volcanoes Discovered Below Antarctic Ice Sheet

Antarctic Ice Sheet
A new study has uncovered almost one hundred previously unknown volcanoes hidden under the ice in Antarctica, which puts the icy continent on par with Eastern Africa and North America, the former known to house the largest volcano grouping on the planet.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Larsen C Iceberg: Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs in history has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, according to scientists who have been monitoring a growing crack for months.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bolivia says goodbye to part of an 18,000-year-old glacier

Saying goodbye isn't always sad, as is the case with two large pieces of ice taken from a glacier on Illimani, the second tallest mountain in Bolivia, which will be taken to Europe to preserve and decipher the 18,000 years of history frozen inside them.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Les Émirats projettent remorquer des icebergs de l’Antarctique jusqu’à leurs côtes

Fait-il trop chaud dans votre pays? Peur de manquer d’eau potable? Les Émirats arabes unis ont peut-être une solution! Le pays espère remorquer des icebergs de l’Antarctique jusqu’à ses côtes, pour en faire une source d’eau douce.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Antarctique: un iceberg géant sur le point de se détacher de la Barrière de Larsen

Pronostiqué comme une des ruptures les plus impressionnantes jamais enregistrées, le détachement d'un énorme iceberg pourrait provoquer une scission de l'ensemble du segment de glace Larsen C.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

China to build Antarctic astronomical observatory

China is near to building a South Pole Astronomical Observatory, according to four astronomers onboard the Chinese scientific icebreaker Xuelong (or Snow Dragon), which left the port of Shanghai Wednesday for China's 33th Antarctic Expedition.

Friday, October 28, 2016

New Zealand hails unanimous agreement on Antarctic marine reserve

The New Zealand government Friday hailed a breakthrough agreement to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea region of the Antarctic.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Antarctic Ice Hides 'Alien' Life on Bottom of Subglacial Lake

In early October, Russian scientists reported finding a unique bacterium in the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica. The discovered microorganism could provide a clue as to what life forms we can expect to encounter when we venture further out into space.

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Zealand researchers: Icebergs put Antarctic monitoring program at risk

Two huge icebergs are running dangerously close to key climate research equipment floating in the Antarctic Sea, according to leading New Zealand researchers.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Greenland's ice sheet from 40,000 feet

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday released a stunning image of Greenland's ice sheet taken from 40,000 feet by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team.

Friday, March 11, 2016

CO2 emissions pose huge threat to Antarctic ice sheet. Would raise the global sea level by about 60 meters

The world is on track for massive sea level rises resulting from the melting of an Antarctic ice sheet if carbon dioxide emissions continue as predicted, a leading New Zealand expert said Friday.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Australian icebreaker runs aground in Antarctica

The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis has run aground in Antarctica during a mission to resupply the Mawson Station after it broke free of its moorings in a blizzard.

Monday, February 15, 2016

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding

Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Threat of Sea Level Rise Intensifies as Antarctica’s Melting Ice Sheet at ‘Point of No Return’

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Russia's Il-76 cargo aircraft makes first landing on Antarctic ice airfield

The Ilyushin Il-76TD-90VD plane has for the first time landed on the ice airfield of Russia’s Novolazarevskaya station in Antarctica, the press service of the JSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of the United Aircraft Corporation - UAC) reported on Monday.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Mass gains of Antarctic ice sheet greater than losses (NASA)

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Australia's Tasmania, China agree to 'work together' on Antarctic expeditions

Australia's Tasmania will provide technical support for future Chinese Antarctic expeditions after delegates from the small Australian state reached an accord with Chinese officials on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Antarctic ice study provides new insight into climate change

New Zealand scientists said Tuesday they have made a breakthrough in measuring the loss of Antarctica's ice shelves, which could better assess the effects of global climate change.

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