Antarctic expedition to drill vulnerable ice shelf

A NASA-funded team of scientists is to drill into a rapidly-thinning Antarctic glacier to try and establish the effect its melting will have on sea levels.

Antarctic ozone layer still has big hole

There's still a considerable hole in the Antarctic ozone layer, say scientists, with this year's peak the ninth largest in the 26 year record.

Himalayas and Antarctic could be best places for solar power

It's natural, perhaps, to associate solar power with the hot places of the world.

NASA maps Antarctic ice flow

NASA-funded researchers have discovered new ice formations moving across Antarctica, after creating the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow.

Horde of killer crabs invades Antarctic

"It’s like a scene out of a sci-fi movie," says the team – millions of king crabs marching up from the deep waters of the Antarctic to conquer territory they haven't visited for hundreds of thousands of years.

Antarctic images show ice sheet forming in unexpected way

The Antarctic ice sheet is forming and reforming in a completely different way to what was previously believed, a new study has revealed.

There's whiskey in the Jar-O!

The Canterbury Museum has thawed a crate of rare whiskey which had laid trapped under Antarctic ice for nearly 100 years.