Global warming could have unprecedented consequences for one of the most unknown regions of the planet – the seabed of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

Methane (CH4) is a powerful greenhouse gas and plays a key part in global atmospheric chemistry. Natural geological emissions (fossil methane vented naturally from marine and terrestrial seeps and mud volcanoes) are thought to contribute around 52 teragrams of methane per year to the global methane source, about 10 per cent of the total, but both bottom-up methods (measuring emissions)1 and top-down approaches (measuring atmospheric mole fractions and isotopes)2 for constraining these geological emissions have been associated with large uncertainties.

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts

A vortex of air during the summer does the trick, but there are downsides, too

This colourful video tracks the behaviour of the ozone layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.

A new study by scientists at Portland State University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that the effects of climate change, which ar

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Antarctica ice sheet breaks off: But while the breaking off of the iceberg is worrisome, experts caution that the glaciers behind it are the bigger problem.

Arctic winter warming events, winter days when temperatures peak above minus 10 degrees Celsius, are becoming more frequent and lasting longer than they did three decades ago, a new research has fo

A new giant iceberg is about to be born.

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