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Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade,

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade, most definitive figures yet: Earth's largest ice sheet #Antarctica lost 219 billion tons of ice annually in 2012 - 2017.… Read more »

Ocean swells from storms cause the collapse ice shelves, when sea ice is reduced

Storm-driven ocean swells, during periods of reduced sea ice coverage, caused the collapse of five major ice shelves between 1995-2009,… Read more »

Three planet winter at the South Pole

Jupiter (left) & Mars (right) shine either side of the IceCube Lab at the South Pole… Read more »

Sun dogs on the northern horizon at Casey Station

Sun dogs are caused by ice crystals refracting sunlight, which create bright spots either side of the Sun.… Read more »

Australia will build first paved runway in Antarctica

Australia will build the first paved runway in Antarctica, 6km from Davis Station, providing year-round air access to the continent, and complementing the summer-only runway on hard ice at Wilkins.… Read more »

First egg at the Emperor penguin colony!

The first egg of the season has been spotted at the Emperor penguin colony at Dumont D’Urville Station… Read more »

The Tucker Sno-Cat - one of the ultimate snow vehicles

The four track Tucker Sno-Cat is one of the ultimate snow vehicles.… Read more »

Know your penguins! - there are 18 species

Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, though the Galapagos penguin live right on the Equator… Read more »

Aurora australis displays are intensifying in Antarctica

Curtains of green and purple aurora australis have been seen from Scott Base… Read more »

Byrd Glacier, one of East Antarctica’s largest glaciers

Byrd Glacier carries more ice to the Ross Ice Shelf than any other ice stream.… Read more »