Skip navigation

Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt Sparks Seafloor Sponge Boom

When the Larsen A ice shelf in Antarctica disintegrated almost two decades ago, the influx of sunlight breathed new life into the marine environment below. But now, the benthos, or seafloor life, is changing much more rapidly than scientists thought possible, according to a new study. Full story

Swamplike Waterways Found Under Antarctic Glacier

A sprawling network of low-lying canals, similar to a swamp, hides under Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, a new study finds. Full story

Ice Above Lake Vostok Includes DNA From Animals

Microbes that live inside fish intestines are among the array of life that appear to have been found in ice drilled from above Lake Vostok, the deepest lake buried beneath Antarctica's ice sheet. Full story

Large Antarctic Crater Created by Underground Flood

The buried lakes under Antarctica's ice cap can unleash massive floods, just like glacial lakes on land, scientists are starting to realize. One recent deluge sent as much water as is in Scotland's Loch Ness flowing under the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, near the Cook Ice Shelf, a new study reports. Full story

Midwinter's Day Gets Big Bash in Antarctica

As the Northern Hemisphere enjoys the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, researchers overwintering in Antarctica are celebrating midwinter. Full story

Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt Mostly From Below

When iceberg chunks break off of floating ice shelves, it can serve as dramatic proof of melting — and this traditionally has been considered the main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. But new research reveals a disconcerting finding that is invisible to the naked eye: These i Full story

Sponsored Links

Articles

Naked Continent: See Antarctica De-Iced

Antarctica's Ecosystem Is 33 Million Years Old

Earth's Mantle Affects Sea Level Rise Estimates

New Deep-Sea Fish Species Found in Antarctica

Amazing Antarctic Video Brings Ice to Life

Scientists find Antarctic ice is melting faster

US Pushes for Antarctic Marine Protections

Potential New Antarctica Bacteria Actually Contamination

What Antarctica Looked Like Before the Ice

Antarctica's Bizarre Creatures Come to Life Online

Video

  The struggle of early Antarctic exploration

Modern-day expeditions to Antarctica are a more pampered escape than the harrowing ordeals they once were, but a couple men remember the heroes of previous expeditions a little better than most. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

  Antarctica among fastest warming regions

A recent study found that global temperatures are warmer now than at any time in the last 4,000 years -- and getting warmer. With that in mind, NBC's Kerry Sanders recently traveled to the bottom of the earth, to Antarctica, where this warming trend is already having a big impact.

  What’s it like to camp out in Antarctica?

NBC’s Kerry Sanders and producer Nery Ynclan reveal what it’s like to camp out on a sheet of ice in Antarctica, zipped up in a bivy sack.

  The importance of Antarctica’s icebergs

NBC’s Kerry Sanders takes a look at the Antarctica's stunning icebergs and discusses what would happen if they all melted at once.

  Researcher discusses ice and changing climates

Geologist Norman Lasca speaks with NBC’s Kerry Sanders about global warming and its impact on Antarctica’s glaciers and icebergs.

advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison in Antarctica
Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison in Antarctica

Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison in Antarctica, in this December 12, 2009 file photo. Sea levels could rise by 2.3 metres for each degree Celsius that global temperatures increase and they will remain high for centuries to come, according to a new study by the leading climate research

Belgian Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Elisabeth and classmates visit the exhibition "Inside the Station" in Brussels
Belgian Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Elisabeth and classmates visit the exhibition "Inside the Station" in Brussels

Belgian Crown Prince Philippe , Princess Elisabeth and her classmates visit an exhibition on the Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica entitled "Inside the Station" in Brussels May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Closon/Pool (BELGIUM - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)

Belgian Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Elisabeth and her classmates visit the exhibition "Inside the Station" in Brussels
Belgian Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Elisabeth and her classmates visit the exhibition "Inside the Station" in Brussels

Belgian Crown Prince Philippe , Princess Elisabeth and her classmates visit an exhibition on the Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica entitled "Inside the Station" in Brussels May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Closon/Pool (BELGIUM - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)