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Climate change, warming the waters of Antarctica, is creating an environment for predatory crabs to return to an area they inhabited millions of years ago. (2009-09-21)
Antarctica's hidden landscape shaped by rivers in warmer era
Antarctica's hidden landscape of mountains and valleys was formed by rivers -- rather than glaciers as was previously thought -- before the continent became covered in a thick ice sheet, research shows. (2018-11-19)
Ocean winds keep Antarctica cold, Australia dry
New Australian-led research has explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts. (2014-05-11)
Antarctic ice loss
Professor Jonathan Bamber at the University of Bristol and colleagues estimated the flux of ice from the ice sheet into the ocean from satellite data that cover 85 percent of Antarctica's coastline. (2008-01-13)
Cold colony vulnerable to environmental challenge
Owners of the Antarctic territories may be ill-prepared to face a major environmental challenge to the continent, according to an academic from Queensland University of Technology in Australia. (2007-10-18)
Antarctica's coldest, darkest season draws Montana State University researchers
John Priscu of Montana State University and his team of researchers are in Antarctica during a different time of year than normal. (2008-03-07)
Plant-eating dinosaur discovered in Antarctica
For the first time, the presence of large bodied herbivorous dinosaurs in Antarctica has been recorded. (2011-12-19)
Antarctic study shows central ice sheet is stable since milder times
Central parts of Antarctica's ice sheet have been stable for millions of years, from a time when conditions were considerably warmer than now, research suggests. (2017-05-05)
New Zealand aircraft to fly mission to USA McMurdo Station
A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) cargo plane will fly to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to transport several USA citizens to New Zealand, some of whom require medical attention that cannot be provided in Antarctica. (2001-04-19)
Advice from research: Market visiting rights to Antarctica
Tourism on Antarctica is increasing and that can form a threat for the vulnerable South Pole area. (2008-09-26)
More ice loss through snowfall on Antarctica
Stronger snowfall increases future ice discharge from Antarctica. Global warming leads to more precipitation as warmer air holds more moisture -- hence earlier research suggested the Antarctic ice sheet might grow under climate change. (2012-12-12)
Is Antarctica becoming more like Greenland?
Antarctica is high and dry and mostly bitterly cold, and it's easy to think of its ice and snow as locked away in a freezer, protected from melt except around its low-lying coasts and floating ice shelves. (2018-11-20)
Long thought silent because of ice, study shows east Antarctica seismically active
Half of Antarctica has long thought to be seismically dormant, but a Drexel University researcher tripled the number of recorded earthquakes by monitoring for just one year. (2018-06-04)
Professor's Antarctica research shows potential king crab invasion
Dr. Aronson's research finds predatory crabs poised to return to warming Antarctic waters and disrupt the primeval marine communities that have lived there for millions of years. (2012-08-24)
Antarctic snow inaccurate temperature archive
According to Dutch researcher Michiel Helsen, annual and seasonal temperature fluctuations are not accurately recorded in the composition of the snow of Antarctica. (2006-02-15)
New Dinosaur Finds In Antarctica Paint Fuller Picture Of Past Ecosystem
A team of Argentinean and U.S. scientists has found fossils of a duck-billed dinosaur, along with remains of Antarctica's most ancient bird and an array of giant marine reptiles, on Vega Island off the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. (1998-02-06)
Dust may settle unanswered questions on Antarctica
Dust trapped deep in Antarctic ice sheets is helping scientists unravel details of past climate change. (2009-03-29)
A call to better protect Antarctica
With visitor numbers surging, Antarctica's ice-free land needs better protection from human activities, leading environmental scientists say. (2014-06-17)
Antarctic coastline images reveal 4 decades of ice loss to ocean
Part of Antarctica's coastline has been losing ice to the ocean for far longer than had been expected by scientists, a study of satellite pictures has shown. (2016-06-01)
Mediterranean sun seekers should thank Antarctica
Europeans who enjoy sunning themselves on the shores of the Mediterranean should thank Antarctica for their good fortune. (2004-07-20)
Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt
Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. (2017-07-17)
Nothing special about seismic activity in Antarctica
Mysterious as the frozen continent may be, Antarctica is no different from any other landmass when it comes to the frequency of earthquakes, according to Penn State geoscientists. (2002-05-30)
Divide the Antarctic to protect native species, propose experts
An international team of scientists have published the first continent-wide assessment of the Antarctic's biogeography, and propose that the landmass should be divided into 15 distinct conservation regions to protect the continent from invasive alien species. (2012-06-13)
Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age
A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations. (2015-03-01)
Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species
Antarctica is not as isolated from the rest of the world as scientists have thought, new research reveals, with potential for drifting plastics to create problems in the continent in future and new species to colonise there as the climate warms. (2018-07-17)
Melting of east Antarctic ice sheet could cripple major US cities
Instability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet signals increased risk of rising sea levels. (2017-12-13)
Rosetta: OSIRIS' view of Earth by night
This striking composite of Earth by night shows the illuminated crescent over Antarctica and cities of the northern hemisphere. (2007-11-15)
Major international conference on Antarctica to be held at UC Santa Barbara this month
More than 400 scientists from over 35 countries will come to the University of California, Santa Barbara from Aug. (2007-08-14)
World's largest volcanic range may lurk beneath Antarctic ice
West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on earth, research has revealed. (2017-08-14)
Antarctic Treaty Meeting moves to protect frozen continent from non-native species
Important new measures to protect Antarctica -- the world's last great wilderness -- from invasive non-native species have been agreed at a meeting of Antarctic experts in Edinburgh. (2006-06-28)
Kelp's record journey exposes Antarctic ecosystems to change
A 20,000 km journey by kelp through what were thought to be impassable barriers created by polar winds and currents has significant implications for how Antarctic ecosystems will change with global warming. (2018-07-16)
Earth orbit changes key to Antarctic warming that ended last ice age
New research from an ice core taken from West Antarctica shows that the warming that ended the last ice age in Antarctica began at least two, and perhaps four, millennia earlier than previously thought. (2013-08-14)
This week from AGU: New atmos. ripples, Antarctic ice shelf melt, Cold drones, & 4 papers
This Week From AGU: New atmospheric ripples, Antarctic ice shelf melt, Drones in the cold, and 4 new research papers. (2016-01-20)
Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica
Scientists have discovered the fossils of an iguana-sized reptile, which they named 'Antarctic king,' that lived at the South Pole 250 million years ago (it used to be warmer). (2019-01-31)
NASA study: Mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet greater than losses
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. (2015-10-30)
Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers
The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. (2012-12-06)
New data show much of Antarctica is warming more than previously thought
Scientists have long believed that while the world was getting warmer, most of Antarctica was getting colder. (2009-01-21)
UCSB scientists propose Antarctic location for 'missing' ice sheet
New research by scientists at UC Santa Barbara indicates a possible Antarctic location for ice that seemed to be missing at a key point in climate history 34 million years ago. (2009-08-25)
NSF-managed US Antarctic Program recognized for its search-and-rescue efforts
The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the US Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the Antarctic. (2014-05-14)
Study explains early warming of West Antarctica at end of last ice age
West Antarctica began emerging from the last ice age about 22,000 years ago -- well before other regions of Antarctica and the rest of the world. (2013-08-14)
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