Drones to offer faster, cheaper monitoring of Antarctica’s ecosystems

Their job will be to take pictures of fat seals and I’m so, so envious.

Antarctica once had a forest and researchers are trying to figure out why it disappeared

Antarctica hasn’t always been the icy wasteland it is today.

Ozone hole at its slimmest after 30 years of international effort, keeps shrinking

The warmer temperatures seen in latter years helped keep its size in check.

Unless coal is phased out by 2050, Antarctica’s melting ice sheet could drive a massive surge in sea level rise

Some countries are already planning to phase out coal by 2030 but it’s not enough.

Gaping hole larger than the Netherlands opens up in icy sea off Antarctica

Scientists caution that it’s too early to involve climate change in this instance.

Another iceberg, quadruple the size of Manhattan, breaks free from Antarctica

Not good. No, not good at all!

Researchers find warm oasis beneath Antarctica’s frozen wasteland

You could wear a T-shirt in these caves under the Antarctic.

Untouched 106 year old fruitcake found in the Antarctic — it’s probably still edible

No one touched it for more than a century, not even the penguins.

Scientists find 91 new volcanoes miles beneath Antarctica’s thick ice sheet

Exciting but scary news at the same time.

It’s so hot that Antarctica is going green, as global warming triggers moss explosion

When we said ‘Go green,’ this really wasn’t what we had in mind.

Antarctica’s Blood Falls sheds its secrets

As is often the case, more questions arose after the mystery was solved.

Antarctica is covered in hundreds of meltwater rivers and streams, and we had no idea this was happening

This could have been going for decades but scientists are worried nevertheless.

Thousand-year-old penguin poop points to devastating colony collapse at the hand of volcanic eruptions

Gentoo penguins are prolific poopers, much to the delight of some scientists.

Green ice spotted in Antarctica’s Ross Sea triggers new expedition for April

An effect of warming climate, or just a string of coincidences?

In 2015, record temperatures in Antarctica were 17.5°C (63.5°F). Yes, you read that right

Next time you go to Antarctica, pack your shorts.

The surprisingly colorful underwater ecosystem beneath Antarctica’s sea ice

Simply stunning!

Startling NASA photo reveals 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

It looks like we’re moving closer to a dramatic break-up.

British researchers on the hunt for world’s oldest ice

As the Antarctic spring comes to an end and the “summer” enters into force, a team of geoscientists is seeking 1.5-million-year ice.

West Antarctic ice sheet is melting from the inside, signaling an accelerated collapse

The ice shelf is far more fragile than we hoped.

World’s largest marine reserve established in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica

A great victory for wildlife.