Jan 22, 2017

Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to break apart

A chunk of ice half the size of Jamaica which is breaking away from West Antarctica is now attached to its parent ice shelf just by a thread, scientists reported Friday. Covering 5,000 square kilometers (1,900 square miles) and nearly 100 stories deep, the ...

Massive Antarctic ice block set to break off

Jan 7, 2017

Massive Antarctic ice block set to break off

A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported Friday. A slow-progressing rift suddenly grew by 18 kilometers (11 miles) at the end of December, leaving the finger-shaped chunk — ...

Kerry becomes America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Nov 12, 2016

Kerry becomes America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday became the highest-ranking U.S. government official to visit Antarctica, citing the global risks of climate change and the importance of taking aggressive action to counter it. An ardent champion in the fight against climate change, Kerry’s historic ...

Kerry to become America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Nov 5, 2016

Kerry to become America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

John Kerry, an ardent champion of the fight against climate change, will become the first top U.S. diplomat to visit Antarctica, where the world’s largest protected marine reserve was just created. The State Department announced Friday the itinerary for Kerry in what will be ...