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Research has identified how microplastics are being found in the Antarctic, by testing seawater samples they found that paint and varnish are the most prominent source of microplastics in the region's sea.
Here, The Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), discuss how the Cold regions of the Earth are facing climate change consequences.
Astronauts need mental health strategies that work as they drift in space with isolation, confinement and strange light-dark cycles - so they go to the Antarctic.
Researchers dug a bore hole 900 metres into the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, where they found something unexpected - "strange creatures" living in those -2.2°C depths.
According to a team of researchers from the University of Leeds, the rate at which ice is disappearing across the globe is speeding up.
New research highlights how a network of marine protected areas could help defend essential breeding areas for Antarctic penguins.
Shin Sugiyama, Institute of Low Temperature Science from Hokkaido University provides a fascinating look at the mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet driven by ice-ocean interaction.
An international team of researchers found that the largest Antarctic ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.
Arthur L. DeVries, from the University of Illinois provides a comprehensive insight into a unique marine species flock, the Antarctic notothenioid fishes
Oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, Louisa Casson, explores the importance of protecting the Antarctic Ocean
Arthur L. DeVries at the Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois provides an expert insight into antifreeze proteins in polar fishes
Yamanouchi & H. Enmoto from the National Institute of Polar Research explore the abrupt and potentially worrying changes in the Arctic today
Giant Antarctic iceberg A-68 broke off from the Larsen Ice Shelf in July and is set to fully break free after months of little movement
Researchers have discovered that the sea ice surrounding the Antarctic is thicker than previous estimations. Using groundbreaking 3D mapping, scientists analysed an area of ice spanning 500,000 metres squared. In two expeditions led by scientists from the UK, USA, and Australia, the survey discovered that ice thickness averaged between 1.4m and...