Study co-led by China’s BGI-Research reveals how huge genome size helps tiny shrimp-like creatures survive in icy polar waters.
The pencil-shaped Icefin explored cracks in the Thwaites ice shelf, which got its nickname because of how much its collapse may contribute to rising sea levels.
The latest scientific assessment shows recovery in progress more than 35 years after every nation in the world agreed to stop producing ozone-eating chemicals.
Thai marine biologist Suchana Chavanich says research in Antarctica could help humanity prepare for the effects of climate change.
Launched to measure the height of water on more than 90 per cent of Earth’s surface, allowing scientists to track the flow and identify high-risk areas as climate change worsens droughts, flooding and coastal erosion.
Fiann Paul is set to lead a team of six ocean rowers, and hopes to become a ‘badass’ by notching up some world firsts in journey honouring Harry ‘Chippy’ McNish.
A US think tank says relations with Russia will shape China’s activities and influence in the Arctic, but could also create uncertainties.
A government report detailed ‘predatory’ culture at the stations, including unwelcome requests for sex and display of pornography.
Frozen Planet II, BBC’s new nature documentary voiced by David Attenborough, paints a beautiful portrait of the Earth’s polar regions as it addresses urgent climate change concerns.
Last month saw the lowest extent of Antarctic sea ice on record for July, following record low levels for June too, according to a satellite monitoring group.
International team reconstructed over 60 million years of evolutionary history by analysing genomes of living and recently extinct species and fossil data.
Explorers have found one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, deep in the icy sea off Antarctica.
Australia’s China critics believe so, but analysts say Canberra is making a long overdue investment in scientific research and environmental protection.
The unvaccinated workers at the La Esperanza base, all of whom are asymptomatic, were airlifted to Buenos Aires as a precaution.
A team of researchers is sailing to Antarctica on a US$50 million mission, which will see the vessel Boaty McBoatface probing under the melting ice mass.
Some 16 of the 25 workers at the Princess Elisabeth Polar Station have tested positive for Covid-19.
The rare astronomical spectacle was witnessed by a handful of scientists and thrill-seekers – and countless penguins.
Design to be finished by 2025, ministry says, while ‘significant breakthroughs’ also expected in building huge salvage ship.
The iceberg measures around 4,320 square kilometres, about the size of the Spanish island of Majorca.
White Desert Camp combines opulence with adventure with a private jet flight from Cape Town to the continent’s only luxury hotel, served by a private chef and offering a whole range of unclimbed peaks to explore
Animals looking like sponges and possibly other unknown species found on boulder on sea floor, in complete darkness and freezing temperatures.
The wallet contained a Navy identity card, driving licence, reference card for what to do in case of a biological or chemical weapons attack – and a ration card for beer.
The pandemic has finally reached every continent on Earth.
Two ice runways are being built to allow planes to land at Australia’s Davis station and fly the patient out.
China says it wants to be a leader in ecological governance, but has sided with Russia to block proposed protected areas in the Southern Ocean.