Antarctica

British explorer dies on record Antarctica solo trip

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LONDON A British explorer who was trying to become the first person to cross Antarctica unsupported and unaided has died after falling ill just 30 miles (50 km) short of completing his mission, his wife said on Monday.

Antarctic icebergs have surprise role in slowing warming: study

OSLO The biggest icebergs breaking off Antarctica unexpectedly help to slow global warming as they melt away into the chill Southern Ocean, scientists said on Monday.

Environment, Environment 11 Jan 2016

Ruffling the feathers: scientists formulate bird family tree

WASHINGTON They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross.

07 Oct 2015

Ruffling the feathers: scientists formulate bird family tree

WASHINGTON They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross.

07 Oct 2015

Southern Ocean soaks up more greenhouse gases, limits warming

OSLO The vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica has started to soak up more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in recent years, helping limit climate change, after signs its uptake had stalled, a study said on Thursday.

Environment, Environment 10 Sep 2015

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.

22 May 2015

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.

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Taiwan quake kills at least 12, fells apartment block

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials said. | Video