Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

World / Science & Health May 20, 2020

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of "green snow" and it is becoming so prolific in ...

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

World / Science & Health Mar 12, 2020

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving a higher sea level that could bring annual flooding by 2100 in regions that now are home to 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometers-thick ice sheets atop land masses ...

Antarctica registers record temperature of 20.75 Celsius

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

Antarctica registers record temperature of 20.75 Celsius

Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday. Brazilian researcher Carlos Schaefer told AFP the reading at a monitoring station on ...

World Dec 10, 2019

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard "lost radio communication" Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile's Air Force said. It said 17 of those aboard were crew and the other 21 were passengers. A "dismayed" ...

Asia Pacific Nov 28, 2019

New Zealand apologizes for 1979 Antarctic plane disaster

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst peacetime disaster. On Nov. 28, 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901 was ...