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Antarctica Ice

A Delaware-Size Chunk Of Ice May Soon Detach From Antarctic Shelf

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green

A massive crack in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves has grown exponentially in recent months, and scientists worry a break-off could destabil...

Scientists May Have Just Found The World's Largest Canyon

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science

There may be a secret landscape complete with a vast canyon hidden beneath the Antarctic ice sheet -- and the canyon might just be the largest in the ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began with all sorts of madness. College hoops' March Madness began on Thursday, and if I had a bracket it would no doubt already be busted. Weather madness broke out on Friday, the first day of spring, with a snowstorm on the East Coast. More serious meteorological madness descended as Senator Mitch McConnell launched a national effort to thwart new EPA regulations on coal-fired carbon emissions. This comes as new data showed that the rate of melting on Antarctica's East Ice could lead to a world sea-level rise of at least 11 feet and that -- spring snowstorms aside -- 2014 was the warmest year on record. On Friday, HuffPost's Sam Stein interviewed President Obama, who, when asked about managing stress, said he takes "the long view." It's a perspective we'll need -- combined with short-term political urgency -- if we're going to tackle climate change. To do otherwise is true madness.

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 a...

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...

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.

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...