Benjamin Bomfleur can't help but laugh a little when talking about this latest, record-setting discovery."A 50-million-year-old worm sperm from Antarctica?" he said between chuckles. "Who would have thought that's possible?"And yet, what...
Date: 07/15/2015 | Off the Wire
There's been a lot of news lately about the losses of ice from the planet's two gigantic ice sheets, Greenland and Antarctica. And not surprisingly, some people have found it very stunning — simply because the volumes of ice involved sound so huge.For instance, after I...
Date: 07/05/2015 | Nation & World
The frozen fringes of western Antarctica have been melting 70 percent faster in the last decade, raising concern that an important buttress keeping land-based ice sheets from flowing to the sea could collapse or vanish in coming decades, a new study shows.
Date: 03/27/2015 | Nation & World
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth.
Date: 02/28/2015 | Nation & World
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker was towing a fishing boat out of heavy ice in Antarctica on Saturday after the vessel was stuck there for three days with 26 people aboard.
Date: 02/13/2015 | Nation & World