Japanese icebreaker rescues stranded Aussie Antarctic researchers

Mar 7, 2016

Japanese icebreaker rescues stranded Aussie Antarctic researchers

The Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker Shirase has rescued 66 expedition members from Australia’s Mawson research station in Antarctica, the Australian government said Monday. The Shirase is now on its way to a different Australian Antarctic research base, some 2,300 km away, where the rescued ...

Nov 5, 2015

Snow mounts but Antarctic ice continues to melt

West Antarctica has been getting 30 percent more snow over the past century, but the extra powder has not spelled good news for the melting ice sheet, researchers said Wednesday. Instead, the snow is likely a result of heightened storm activity over warmer ocean ...