New York: Antarctica, the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent, has often been referred to as a stable ‘sleeping giant’, but increasingly extreme temperatures, together with unusual rain and ice shelf shifts, remind us that it must not be taken for granted, the UN Weather Agency (WMO) warned on Friday.
London, Apr 25 (UNI) Thousands of emperor penguin chicks drowned when the sea-ice on which they were being raised was destroyed in severe weather.
Washington, Feb 1 (IBNS): A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported in a new NASA-led study of the disintegrating glacier.
New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica.
London, Jul 13 (IBNS) : A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg and one of the largest ever recorded, has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea, media reports said.
New York, Jan 6 (IBNS): An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, according to Swansea University scientists.