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Antarctica Ice

Antarctic Sea Ice Just Hit A New Maximum

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The donut of sea ice encircling Antarctica is hovering around its yearly winter maximum area, an...

Antarctic Ice Shelf On Brink Of Unstoppable Melt

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, May 4 (Reuters) - Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw...

The Naked Continent

Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

From Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: The hidden face of Antarctica, concealed for more than 30 million years beneath thick ice, is reve...

Antarctica Without Ice?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green

Key: Higher altitudes appear in reds and yellows; lower altitudes appear in greens and blues. When most people think of Antarctica, they think of...

Antarctic Seals Survive Massive Iceberg Break

Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

From Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: After an enormous iceberg called B-15 broke off from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, it released chunks of ...

Antarctica Once Home To Rainforest

Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

Scientists drilling off the coast of Antarctica made a startling discovery recently that could hold clues to the Earth's future -- especially if clima...

New Study Explains Cause Of Antarctic Ice Melt

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica's massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That...

Mysterious Antarctic Lakes Move Up To 5 Feet Every Day

Posted 02.01.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet's Andrea Mustain: Researchers recently uncovered a startling phenomenon -- a set of teardrop-shaped lakes in Antarctica that my...

From Antarctica to Bangladesh: The Story of Rising Seas

Al Gore | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Al Gore

Here in Antarctica, it's easy to feel isolated from the rest of the world. But as I look at this exquisite continent buried deep under the ice, it's troubling to think about what will happen as this ice melts ever more rapidly.

Surprising Glacial Discovery

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — When it comes to ice, scientists are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "bottoms up." Those massive ice sheets in Antarctica ...

Antarctica Falling Apart? Scientists Assess Iceberg News

LiveScience | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Recent news of mammoth icebergs the size of small U.S. states breaking off Antarctica may sound dire. But those events mostly represent business as us...