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'Waterfall' of microbes in Antarctic sea floor leads to discovery of methane leak

Scientists believe there is a massive amount of methane stored below the ocean floor in Antarctica. The discovery, published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, marks the ...

Clusters of microbes are seen on the bottom of the ocean floor in the Ross Sea, indicating a methane seep, as a crack in the ice above lets in light, in Antarctica, in this handout photo taken in 2016. Antarctic Methane Seeps/Andrew Thurber/Handout via REUTERS

South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years

So fast, in fact, that Kyle Clem and other climate researchers began to worry and wonder whether human-driven climate change was playing a bigger role than expected in Antarctica.

South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years

Antarctica was home to frogs before freezing

When paleontologist Thomas Mörs was peering into a microscope while sorting through tiny 40 million-year-old fossils unearthed on Seymour Island near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, he came ...

Paleontologists working at the site on Antarctica's Seymour Island where fossils of an Eocene frog were discovered are seen in this photo released on 24 April 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Six-fold jump in polar ice loss since 1990s

Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, ...

Six-fold jump in polar ice loss since 1990s

Record temperatures spark fresh concern for Antarctic ice

As Antarctica became the latest place on Earth to smash its high temperature record, new studies are alerting humanity to the risks of continuing to warm the continent that is home to enough frozen ...

Record temperatures spark fresh concern for Antarctic ice

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse wows across Asia

Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse Thursday.Annular eclipses occur when the Moon is not close enough to the Earth to ...

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse wows across Asia

The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logbooks

On 14 November 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands.Exhausted and half-starving, Melville was ...

The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logbooks

Tourists swim among penguins at Antarctica

"It's like getting stabbed," a tourist exclaims, as he plunges into the three-degree Celsius (37-Fahrenheit) water, all under the intrigued gaze of a group of penguins.All around Half Moon Island, ...

Tourists swim among penguins at Antarctica

Antarctica, 'heart of the Earth' needs protection: expert

It may be remote and uninhabited but Antarctica is suffering from man's activities, says the director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute, Marcelo Leppe, in an interview with AFP.- Why is Antarctica ...

Antarctica, 'heart of the Earth' needs protection: expert

Antarctic marine sanctuary talks deadlocked for 8 yrs

A multinational effort to create giant marine sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect fragile ocean ecosystems has failed for an eighth straight year, officials said ...

Antarctic marine sanctuary talks deadlocked for 8 yrs
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