Antarctica

Invasive species threaten Antarctica's fragile ecosystems as human activity grows and world warms

As glaciers melt, new areas are exposed, which allows non-Antarctic species greater opportunity to establish and possibly outcompete locals for resources, such as nutrients and precious ice-free space

published on : 20th November 2021

Global warming knocking at the door? UN confirms 18.3 degree Celsius record heat in Antarctica

The previous verified record for the Antarctic continent -- the mainland and its surrounding islands -- was 17.5C (63.5F) recorded at Esperanza on March 24, 2015.

published on : 1st July 2021

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

The floating ice shelf acts like a cork in a bottle for the fast-melting glacier and prevents its much larger ice mass from flowing into the ocean.

published on : 12th June 2021