Antarctica may be the coldest place on Earth, but that doesn't mean life won't find a way to survive. Researchers recently found a rich microbial ecosystem living underneath Antarctica's thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.
Antarctica's ice discharge could become a major contributor to the global sea level rise within this century, adding up to an extra 37 centimeters, which is more so than previously thought, according to a new study.
The formation of the Antarctic ice sheet during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was the result of decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, and not continental breakup like a widely held theory suggested, according to new research.
Humanity's influence on the world reached the South Pole even before the first explorers first set foot on the region's untouched ground, according to a recent study.
Antarctic fur seals are being born smaller and breeding less, experts are reporting. This, they say, is a direct result of changing climate conditions in their natural habitats.
Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, according to new research. A simple processing error in satellite data could be to blame for this overestimation.
Changing climate conditions impact all sorts of marine life along the West Antarctic Peninsula, from single-celled algae to penguins, sending ripples through the food chain, according to a recent long-term study.
Changing Arctic winds may be contributing to rising global sea levels, according to a new study.
Contrary to what other recent reports have said, a new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) says that emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century, and marching towards extinction due to climate change.
Scientists have been growing increasingly concerned about penguins, worried that melting ice sheets and warming temperatures were leaving the flightless birds with no place to go. However, according to a recent study, penguins may actually be more willing to adapt to a changing environment than previously thought.
Human activity is the latest issue threatening Antarctica; only this time it's the continent's ice-free land that's in trouble.
As the planet continues to warm, with no relief in sight, massive losses of sea ice in Antarctica have left icebergs free to roam for most of the year, and these out-of-control boulders are bashing into shores and killing Antarctic species, new research has found.
Earth's mantle under Antarctica is moving at such a rapid rate it is changing the shape of the land, a new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters explained.
Yet another melting ice formation in Antarctica may dump so much water into the ocean that it could trigger an unstoppable rise in sea level for thousands of years to come, a new study published in Nature Climate Change revealed.