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Carbon Emissions Are Chilling The Atmosphere 90 Km Above Antarctica

While greenhouse gases are warming Earth's surface, they're also causing rapid cooling far above us, at the edge of space.In fact, the upper atmosphere...

Scientists Discover The South Pole Is Warming 3x Faster Than The...

The South Pole has warmed three times faster than the rest of the planet in the last 30 years due to warmer tropical ocean...

The Forgotten American Explorer Who Discovered Huge Parts of Antarctica

The early-1900s exploits of intrepid explorers like Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton captured the public imagination. With the benefit of cameras and deft handling...

Boaty McBoatface Just Helped Solve a Deep-Sea Mystery

The internet was a purer place in 2016, and there's no more perfect distillation of that truth than the spontaneous, crowdsourced effort to name...

Seals With Sensors Help Solve the Mystery of Antarctica’s Giant Sea...

Scientists studying the vast, remote waters encircling Antarctica frequently enlist the help of elephant seals, sticking sensors on their heads that collect data on...

Seven Newly Named Glaciers Honor the Satellites That Helped Discover Them

Glaciers and other icy landscapes are often named after the scientists who first set eyes on them. But it isn't just human eyes spotting...

Trailblazing Engineer Irene Peden Broke Antarctic Barriers for Women

Originally told she could not go to Antarctica without another woman to accompany her, Peden now has a line of cliffs on the continent...

Icebergs can be emerald green. Now we know why.

Seen in stunning pictures from either of Earth's Poles, icebergs are most often white-blue objects. But like an artist willing to experiment with whatever...

‘Rarest Penguin On Earth’ Caught On Camera In Antarctica

New footage from BBC America shows what just might be a one-of-a-kind emperor penguin. Unlike its famous black and white counterparts, this one is...

Scientists Have Detected an Enormous Cavity Growing Beneath Antarctica

Antarctica is not in a good place. In the space of only decades, the continent has lost trillions of tonnes of ice at alarming...