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.
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.
It's natural, perhaps, to associate solar power with the hot places of the world.
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.
"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.
The Antarctic ice sheet is forming and reforming in a completely different way to what was previously believed, a new study has revealed.
The Canterbury Museum has thawed a crate of rare whiskey which had laid trapped under Antarctic ice for nearly 100 years.