The “Davis” station is the southernmost Australian research station in Antarctica and is getting older. It is now to be renewed.
Just a few kilometres from McMurdo are the Dry Valleys. Hidden in the very back of Taylor Valley is another spectacular natural wonder, Blood Falls.
Albatrosses and petrels spend a lot of time at sea and need more protection there, especially from the effects of international fishing.
Using a system of multiple stereoscopic cameras, Australian researchers are studying krill swarms in Antarctica.
The Arktika-M-1 satellite was launched on February 28, 2021 and is the first of ten Arktika satellites that Roscosmos plans to put into orbit over the next few years.
During glacial periods, the sea level falls, because vast quantities of water are stored in the massive inland glaciers. New calculations have resolved the discrepancy.
The long-awaited calving of a giant iceberg near the British station Halley VI has now happened.
An Icelandair Boeing 767-300 flies from Reykjavik, with a stopover in Cape Town, to Antarctica to supply the Norwegian Troll Research Station.
Turkey plans to build its own station in the southern part of the Antarctic Peninsula and has submitted its plans.
A team of researchers has discovered a huge impact crater in Antarctica with the help of satellites. This could be the largest meteorite crater on Earth.
Soot and other polluting aerosols from the Indian subcontinent make it to the Arctic within seven days and pollute large areas there.
February 22, 1904 is a memorable day in Argentine polar exploration. That’s when Argentina took over the “Orcadas” station and has held it since that date.
A collapse of the Earth’s magnetic field, caused by the reversal of the magnetic poles, caused mass extinctions and climate changes 42,000 years ago.
Scientists sequenced DNA from the teeth of mammoths. These are said to be up to 1.6 million years old and probably belong to a new species of mammoth.
Over the last three years media reported again and again about the iceberg A-68. What is hidden behind the letter-number-combination you can read in this report.
Icebergs do not simply melt away, but do so irregularly and, above all, much faster than previously thought.
A weakening of the Arctic polar vortex has caused weather turbulence in the northern hemisphere since the beginning of the year.
Far below the Filchner-Ronne ice shelf, researchers have discovered a previously completely unknown underwater world.
Manganese probably plays a more important role in the occurrence of phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean than previously thought.
Marine construction and shipping are making the oceans noisier and noisier. A study now shows that far more animal species are affected by this noise in their behaviour.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus could be introduced into Antarctic wildlife, but the risk is low and can be greatly reduced by taking measures.
The “Vernadsky Research Base” celebrated the 25th anniversary. In 1996, Ukrainian polar explorers raised their flag over the former British “Faraday Station” for the first time.
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey want to study the effects of the giant A-68a in more detail, which has now broken up into several icebergs.
The Arctic Ocean was covered by up to 900 m thick shelf ice and was filled entirely with freshwater at least twice in the last 150,000 years.