Antarctica: News

24 Jul 2024

Paris

July 21 was world's hottest day in 84 years: Report

The Earth experienced its hottest day in at least 84 years on July 21 (Sunday), with the global average temperature reaching a record high of 17.09 degrees Celsius, as reported by the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

17 Jul 2024

ETH Zurich

Climate crisis can impact Earth's rotation and disrupt technology

A recent study has found that the ongoing climate crisis is gradually lengthening each day due to the melting of polar ice, altering Earth's shape.

17 Jun 2024

Canada

Explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship 'Quest,' found after 62 years underwater

The underwater wreckage of the ship 'Quest,' famously known for its association with renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton, has been discovered.

14 Jun 2024

Climate Change

Antarctic expedition cruise: Explore vast glaciers and wilderness

The Antarctic Peninsula is a realm of extremes, where towering icebergs and vast glaciers dominate the landscape.

30 May 2024

China

Not just Delhi, temperatures across the world are soaring 

In recent years, there has been a global trend of record-breaking heat, with many locations reporting their highest-ever temperatures.

23 May 2024

Indian Navy

Navy officer's daughter becomes youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest 

Kaamya Karthikeyan, a 16-year-old student from Mumbai, has set a new record by becoming the youngest Indian and the second youngest girl globally to scale Mount Everest from the Nepal side.

22 May 2024

Climate Change

Thwaites glacier's accelerated melting in Antarctica surprises scientists: Here's why

The Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, ominously known as the "Doomsday Glacier," is melting at a faster pace than scientists previously estimated.

08 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Antarctic expedition cruise: Explore vast glaciers and wilderness

An Antarctic expedition is a voyage to one of Earth's most secluded and pristine areas.

29 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Antarctic adventure: Take a journey to the ice-covered continent

Antarctica, the Earth's southernmost continent, is a unique travel destination known for its expansive icy landscapes and rich wildlife.

08 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Top global kayaking destinations for every paddler

Exploring breathtaking landscapes while kayaking offers an adventurous and immersive vacation activity for those seeking an active getaway.

01 Dec 2023

Lifestyle

How Antarctica's penguins manage to score 10,000 naps a day!

In the frigid expanse of Antarctica's King George Island, a remarkable discovery was made as scientists delved into the sleep patterns of chinstrap penguins.

29 Nov 2023

Global Warming

'Surprised by sudden deterioration': Glacier retreats 8km in 2.5 years

Antarctica's Cadman Glacier has seen a drastic retreat of 8km in just 2.5 years, after remaining stable for about five decades. Not only that, its ice shelf has also completely collapsed.

24 Nov 2023

Technology

After 30 years of slumber, world's biggest iceberg starts moving

The world's largest iceberg, A23a, which has been grounded in the Weddell Sea for over three decades, is finally on the move, per the BBC.

26 Sep 2023

Global Warming

Antarctic winter sea ice melts to record low

Antarctic sea ice has reached a record low this winter, covering only 16.96 million square kilometers, the lowest since satellite records began in 1979.

08 Aug 2023

Global Warming

Researchers warn extreme events in the Antarctic region 'virtually certain'

Ice loss, and heat waves among other extreme events in Antarctica, are almost 'certain' to become more frequent, signaling the need for urgent action to limit global warming to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

25 Apr 2023

Lifestyle

World Penguin Day: 5 interesting facts about these cutesy seabirds

Penguins are adorable and there's no denying this fact.

20 Apr 2023

Climate Change

Ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica increases five-fold since 1990s

Climate change impacts are getting more serious by the day. Loss of ice cover in Greenland and Antarctica has increased five-fold since the 1990s, as per Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise (IMBIE), which is funded by NASA and European Space Agency (ESA).

10 Mar 2023

Climate Change

Antarctic ice shrunk to record low: Should we be worried

The Antarctic sea ice cover reached its lowest in February this year.

20 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA shares photograph of a peculiar rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

NASA recently posted a picture of an iceberg in Antarctica, but it is not a conventional one.

11 Nov 2022

Pacific Ocean

A-76A, the world's largest iceberg, is drifting toward its grave

A-76A, which is the world's largest iceberg, has drifted away from its icy home in Antarctica.

18 Aug 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 picturesque accommodations in Antarctica that you should check out

Antarctica, the southernmost continent of Earth, spells adventure for tourists despite being the world's most isolated region.

12 Aug 2022

Global Warming

Antarctic glaciers are shedding ice alarmingly faster than previous estimates

We know that Antarctica has been changing in an unprecedented way, losing more ice than ever. However, a NASA-led study based on satellite imagery has found that the ice continent has lost more ice than previous estimates.

How Royal Enfield Himalayan reached the South Pole

Chennai-based Royal Enfield is celebrating its 120th anniversary in style.

20 May 2021

European Space Agency

World's largest iceberg breaks off from the Antarctica

An enormous slab of ice, almost four times the size of New York City, has broken off the coast of Antarctica, becoming the largest iceberg currently afloat in the world.

COVID-19 has reached Antarctica, the last untouched continent

The coronavirus pandemic has reached Antarctica, which had thus far been free of the deadly virus.

01 Sep 2020

Instagram

Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn welcome their first child

Ed Sheeran is now a dad! He has shared this happy news on his Instagram handle today.

07 Jun 2020

Tasmania

This place has the cleanest air on Earth

In urban regions, human activities have dealt a serious blow to the environment.

16 Dec 2019

South Africa

Cool facts about penguins you should know

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

14 Dec 2019

South Africa

Five cool facts about penguins you should know

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.

20 Jan 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Meet Aparna Kumar, first female IPS-officer to reach South Pole

They say impossible actually means "I am possible" and Aparna Kumar has proved it. Last Sunday, Kumar became the first female IPS officer to conquer the South Pole.

03 Jul 2018

Abu Dhabi

To meet water-demands, UAE eyeing to tow icebergs from Antarctica

The threat posed by depletion of water resources is real. While conserving water and harvesting rain-water are suggested to evade a crisis, a firm in UAE has set on an astounding path.

02 Apr 2018

BBC

Her family wanted her married. She went to Antarctic instead

Meena Rajput, a 37-year-old British-Indian woman, is on her way back from a three-month expedition in the Antarctic, documenting its unique wildlife to create earth's largest protected area, an ocean sanctuary.

56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica

Fifty-six-year-old ISRO scientist Mangala Mani had never visited a place with snow. And temperatures in Antarctica can fall to a chilling -90 degrees Celsius.

03 Nov 2017

India

First Indian "under-ice mooring" in Antarctica to be launched soon

A 43-scientist team from Goa-based National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) is reportedly undertaking the first Indian "under-ice mooring" expedition to the Southern Ocean in December.

12 Aug 2017

Food

106-year-old cake still edible, but would you eat it?

Conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust have uncovered a British fruitcake that is 106 years old from Antarctica.

12 Jul 2017

World

1 trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

One of the ten biggest icebergs ever recorded by scientists has split off from Antarctica's Larsen C section of the Larsen ice shelf.

26 Jun 2017

India

India is creating its own 'Antarctica Law'

Antarctica might be an almost uninhabitable, ice-covered landmass now but with the rise in world's population, soon there will come a day when it'll see more human presence, over-exploitation of fisheries and perhaps criminal activities.

20 May 2017

Climate Change

"Antarcticans" gather at the National Polar Science Seminar

At a conference in Sada, nestled in the quiet town of Vasco in Goa, gathered a congregation of "Antarcticans", a term used for people who have explored the desolate continent.

14 Dec 2016

World

Remembering the first expedition to the South Pole

14 December, 1911 was the first time an expedition successfully reached the South Pole.

29 Oct 2016

Vladimir Putin

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctic Ocean

Delegates from the European-Union and 24 nations have agreed to create the world's largest marine protected area in Antarctica's Ross Sea.