King George's Island, one of the northern-most points of Antarctica, was once a popular whaling and sealing base, but is now is home to small outposts of scientists from twelve countries. The Russian and Chilean
It's hard not to appreciate the utopian intentions of an entire continent formally dedicated to science and international peace. There was a brief, shining moment in human history where crazy things like
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The news out of Antarctica is often less than positive - unprecedented ice loss in the Antarctic Peninsula, collapsing ice shelves, threats to wildlife. But it also provides some reasons for hope, and some inspiring stories. So,
Seems there are two surefire, telltale signs for bad news in the science world these days--the pairing of the words 'new report' and 'polar ice'. The story, it seems, never reveals itself to be anything like 'New Report on Polar
With all the focus on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melting, we could always take a small bit of comfort in knowing that the eastern part of the continent was comparatively stable. New research published in Nature Geoscience
There aren't too many good un-anticipated consequences when it comes to climate change, but here's one: Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have discovered that in areas of open water left exposed by rapid ice melting around
David Burdeny is an architect and interior designer. He is also a skilled photographer.
His iceberg series shows that these frozen giants are far more than platforms for penguins: They are floating sculptures that are becoming increasingly endangered.
There's some good news/bad news on the melting Antarctic ice sheets being reported over at New Scientist. Though the West Antarctic ice sheet probably won't entirely collapse into the ocean all at once (that's the good
When nature sets its mind to survive, it does so in a variety of means. Adaptation, however, is one of its primary weapons. Natures adaptability is all around us, whether we choose to take notice or not. If anything is going to see