Stories tagged: Antarctica
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Earth’s ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988
NASA says the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Key Antarctic glacier just lost a piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan
An enormous Antarctic glacier has given up an iceberg over 100 square miles in size, the second time in two years it has lost such a large piece in a …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
As Trump mulls Paris climate deal, Antarctica could soon break off a Delaware-sized iceberg
A long-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica’s largest floating platforms of ice, appears to be nearing its endgame.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica
China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Bright spot: Antarctica’s ozone hole is starting to heal
WASHINGTON – Antarctica’s ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds. In a triumph of international cooperation over a man-made environmental problem, research from the United States …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
Extreme freeze, thaw at poles stymies experts
A recent report stated that Antarctic sea ice covered its largest area recorded since satellite mapping began in 1979. The new record is 19.44 million square kilometers as of Oct. …
Sun., April 24, 2011
Out & About: Rare namesake born at Wild Horse Island
For the first time in more than a century, a wild horse has given birth on Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island.
Wed., Feb. 25, 2009
World in brief: Antarctic melt faster than thought
Antarctic glaciers are melting faster than previously thought, which could lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels, scientists said today. A report by thousands of scientists for the 2007-2008 …