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10 05 2022 | 07:50

Why are Himalayan glaciers melting faster than ever?

Numerous researchers and scientists say the Himalayan glaciers are shrinking far more rapidly than glaciers in other parts of the world – a rate of loss some describe as “exceptional”.

26 05 2021 | 08:54

Arctic Warming 3x Faster Than Earth's Average Rate, Study Finds.

Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important…

26 05 2021 | 08:33

The world’s largest iceberg broke off Antarctica’s Renn Ice Shelf. Named A-76, it heads into the Weddell Sea and is 5-times larger than New York city.

An enormous iceberg broke off the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica, moving into the Weddell Sea. It is over 4,300 square kilometers in size and is now the largest iceberg in the world. The iceberg is…

20 05 2021 | 13:35

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly.

While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials this week in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other…

13 04 2021 | 12:24

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’.

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists. More than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding …

13 04 2021 | 09:22

Scientists Identify Tipping Points for Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier for First Time

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier is currently losing more ice than any other glacier in Antarctica, but could it collapse entirely?

03 03 2021 | 10:51

Giant crack frees a massive iceberg in Antarctica.

A giant iceberg, more than 20 times the size of Manhattan, just split off from Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. This dramatic breakup comes after a major crack formed on the shelf in November 2020 and…

28 11 2020 | 07:01

Lorde urges climate action ahead of new book on Antarctica trip.

New Zealand singer says Donald Trump, Great Thunberg and California wildfires spurred her to visit before it turns ‘to slush’ The singer Lorde has written an impassioned entreaty for the world to…

16 11 2020 | 07:33

Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: science fights to keep it that way.

The giant land is the only place on Earth not touched by Covid. A British team is on a mission to protect it while also doing vital research Rothera on Adelaide Island, the British Antarctic Survey…

16 11 2020 | 07:17

World’s Largest Iceberg Could Collide With Island Home to Penguins and Seals.

The world's largest iceberg could collide with South Georgia Island, posing a major risk to the wildlife that call it home.

10 11 2020 | 10:07

Melting of Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf at 40-year record high, study says.

Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf experienced its highest rate of melting since records began 40 years ago from 2019-2020, a new study has found. The unprecedented melt at Larsen C, which is…

02 11 2020 | 06:44

Attenborough records safety announcements for polar ship named for him after ‘Boaty McBoatface’ title ditched.

The £200m research vessel was named in honour of the veteran BBC broadcaster after the government ditched the title picked in a 2016 public poll. The Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s new polar ship…

25 10 2020 | 10:34

Protect the Antarctic Peninsula — before it’s too late.

Banning fishing in warming coastal waters and limiting tourism and construction on land will help to protect marine mammals and seabirds.

10 10 2020 | 09:12

Antarctica could melt 'irreversibly' due to climate change, study warns.

The change will take thousands of years, but we only have a century to stop it. Antarctica contains more than half of the world's freshwater in its sprawling, frozen ice sheet, but humanity's…

09 10 2020 | 15:31

Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Is One of the Biggest in 15 Years.

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is one of the largest and deepest in the past 15 years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Tuesday.

25 09 2020 | 10:31

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds.

Research says melting will continue even if temperature rises are limited to 2C. Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause sea level rises of about two and a half metres around the world, even…

17 09 2020 | 18:25

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Is Starting to Crack.

Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier has been called the "Doomsday Glacier." Thwaites and its neighbor, the Pine Island Glacier, are among those in West Antarctica most influenced by the climate crisis.

17 09 2020 | 18:10

Hidden rivers of warm water threaten vast Antarctic glacier.

Sea levels could rise more than two feet if just this one glacier collapses. One of the largest, most unstable glaciers in Antarctica is sliding into the ocean. That's due, in large part, to hidden…

15 09 2020 | 11:11

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain.

Water seeping into fissures in Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, accelerating rise of sea levels. British scientists have mapped cavities half the size of the Grand Canyon that are allowing warm ocean…

15 09 2020 | 11:02

Sea level rise from ice sheets track worst-case climate change scenario.

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…