Antartica

Extreme isolation: world’s last virus-free corners hold tight
World

Extreme isolation: world’s last virus-free corners hold tight

A coronavirus-free tropical island nestled in the northern Pacific may seem the perfect place to ride out a pandemic —…
Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica
World

Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica

Global warming is to blame for Argentine Antarctica recording its hottest day since readings began, Greenpeace said on Friday. Temperatures…
Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica — but it’s normal
World

Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica — but it’s normal

A more than 600-square-mile iceberg broke off Antarctica in recent days, but the event is part of a normal cycle…
Plans for world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctic blocked
Environment

Plans for world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctic blocked

  A plan to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters was shot down when a key conservation…
Scientists find Antarctic ice is melting faster
Environment

Scientists find Antarctic ice is melting faster

The summer ice melt in parts of Antartica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers…
Record melt from Greenland ice sheet in 2010
Environment

Record melt from Greenland ice sheet in 2010

Paris--Greenland's ice sheet, feared as a major driver of rising sea levels, shed a record amount of melted snow and…
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