Antarctica's record of being the last place on earth untouched by COVID-19 has reportedly ended, after at least 36 people stationed at Chile's General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelm research base in Antarctica recently tested positive for the virus.
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The calving event is expected to take place on the Larsen D ice shelf within the next month.
Tiny plastic fragments have been documented in virtually every ecosystem on Earth.
Researchers say the anomalies recorded in Antarctica may be the result of cosmic rays being reflected back after hitting subsurface features.
At the world's southernmost city, while coronavirus slams the world, the tall ship Bark Europa set sails an epic saga of 80 days at sea, a journey that hasn't been done since the beginning of the 19th century.
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.
Preserved roots, pollen, and spores from the forest were found in an ice core taken from near the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers in West Antarctica
The unusual red coloring can cause snow to melt faster.
Channels of warm water are merging under Thwaites glacier, new research shows.
On February 6, the temperature at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula reached 18.3 degrees Celsius.
Four years-worth of satellite data shows three calving events in Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the most recent of which took place at the weekend.
Researchers have detected novel viruses in samples of glacial ice, suggesting global heating could lead to the re-emergence of historic pathogens. But the science is uncertain.
The 27 January marks the first time the Antarctica mainland was seen with human eyes. Two hundred years later and it approaches a tipping point of irreversible glacial melt.
Findings come over 30 years after the Montreal Protocol was introduced.
"The climate is changing..." said Xavier Fettweis, a climatologist at the University of Liège in Belgium.
Scientists discovered the depth of the trench while creating BedMachine, the most accurate map of Antarctica's land to date.
A draws on the expertise of 15 researchers from different disciplines to predict what a warming world will mean for the Earth's polar regions.
Floating ice shelves that encircle mainland Antarctica have been thinning in recent years, but the effect this has had on ice loss from the continent's interior has remained unclear.
An expert told "Newsweek": "The planet will transition into a different state, possibly with some other life forms coming to dominate, or possibly with some surviving humans creating a different civilization."
The latest findings are significant when it comes to our understanding of how glaciers will be impacted by man-made global warming.
Rare atmospheric phenomena called sudden stratospheric warming started at the end of August.
A large iceberg has broken away from Antarctica's Amery ice shelf, in a natural process scientists call a "calving" event.
This is the first time researchers have attempted to map out the number of lakes lying on the surface of the ice sheet during peak melt season.
Scientists at the EU's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service who track the size of the ozone hole in the Antarctic reported that it is expected to be atypically small this year.
Thwaites Glacier—which is about the same size as Florida—contains enough ice on its own to raise global sea levels by about two feet if it all melts.
The snow contained substantial quantities of dust-enriched with iron-60—which isn't naturally produced on our planet.