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Tiny plastic fragments have been documented in virtually every ecosystem on Earth.
Scientists have mapped changes to the algae that forms on the surface of snow during the frozen continent's summer months.
Scientists from Denmark were studying a king penguin colony to assess its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
The record-breaking hole is the deepest ever drilled using hot water.
The team drilled for two days to get access to Mercer Subglacial Lake last month.
Scientists studied two crews who spent a winter in the most hostile place on Earth.
The results could transform scientists' understanding of how low temperatures can go on the Earth's surface.
The first member of the flock to spy the recording object goes in for a close-up, before a friend tries to hijack his spot.
The discovery opens up the tantalizing possibility that on other planets, life forms that need only atmospheric gas to survive exist, too.
Ice shelf thinning has accelerated in recent decades, with ice loss of up to 18 percent in vulnerable areas like the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas.
The bacteria, found in a subglacial lake, could be helping to limit the emission of methane into the atmosphere.
We can save the planet if world powers commit to peaking global emissions around mid-century and reducing them steadily thereafter.
Japanese whaling boats will return to the Antarctic next year despite international opposition, a government official announced Monday.