Stunning Drone Footage From Beneath The Ice Of Antarctica

Scientists use a range of techniques—from satellite observations to drilling holes—to measure sea ice thickness. Usually, such efforts look down at the sea floor. But, by equipping an underwater drone with upward-looking sonar, researchers were able to create the first high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice. » 11/25/14 2:40pm 11/25/14 2:40pm

100-Year-Old Notebook From The Ross Sea Party Recovered In Antarctica

More than a century after Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition, the photographic notebook of George Murray Levick – a surgeon, zoologist, and photographer on that voyage – has been discovered at Scott's final expedition base at Cape Evans, on Antarctica's Ross Island. » 10/25/14 8:30am 10/25/14 8:30am

Antarctic Ice Sheets Are Collapsing -- But When Will Sea Levels Rise?

Yesterday, newly-published scientific evidence revealed that the west Antarctic ice sheet is "collapsing." In fact, this ice melt is pretty much inevitable, and will mean up to 4 inches of sea level rise. What most news stories left out, though, was the timeline for this change to our shorelines. » 5/13/14 4:20pm 5/13/14 4:20pm

The Unstoppable Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

A new study indicates that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in a state of irreversible decline. Over the past 40 years, the flow of glaciers into the sea has sped up. As a result, the sheets are thinning, melting the ice faster than we thought it would. Soon, sea levels will be rising. » 5/12/14 4:11pm 5/12/14 4:11pm