Antarctica

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study

PARIS - Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday.

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study

PARIS - Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday.

Environment, Environment 22 May 2015

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study

PARIS, May 21 - Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday.

22 May 2015

NASA finds Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration

LOS ANGELES - The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to a NASA study released on Thursday.

15 May 2015

NASA finds Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration

LOS ANGELES - The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to a NASA study released on Thursday.

Study shows acceleration in decline of Antarctic ice shelves

WASHINGTON - Satellite data from 1994 to 2012 reveals an accelerating decline in Antarctica's massive floating ice shelves, with some shrinking 18 percent, in a development that could hasten the rise in global sea levels, scientists say.

Environment, Environment 26 Mar 2015

Australian ship makes emergency return to Antarctic station

SYDNEY - The icebreaker 'Aurora Australis' was forced to return to Antarctica on Thursday, to evacuate a seriously ill Australian expedition member, just two days after leaving him on Davis Station to spend the winter in Antarctica.

19 Mar 2015

Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June

DAVOS, Switzerland - A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will take place on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica, former U.S. vice-president Al Gore and pop star Pharrell Williams announced on Wednesday. | Video

Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June

DAVOS, Switzerland - A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will take place on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica, former U.S. vice-president Al Gore and pop star Pharrell Williams announced on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2015

Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution

OSLO, Nov 10 - Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technology is revolutionizing data collection in remote polar regions, scientists said on Monday.

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Myanmar appeals for international assistance for flood relief

YANGON - Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains. | Video