Latest Chilean Antarctica Stories
As temperatures warm along Antarctica’s outer fringes, it allows for invasive plants and organisms to be carried in inadvertently by visiting scientists and tourists, putting the pristine ecosystem at risk, researchers have found.
Researchers have found evidence to suggest that many creatures common to Antarctica may be threatened by even the slightest temperature increase.
On Antarctic research bases, chefs rely on imported and often frozen food in order to feed crewmembers.
President Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday was a major cause for celebration by US geologists working in Antarctica, who praise the Obama administrationâ€™s stronger focus on science.
Warm, snow-free airstrips in Antarctica have attracted some unwelcome visitors, a group of birds that are now a dangerous threat to planes.
Harsh weather, remoteness and even elephant seals in Antarctica can become an obstacle for people living on the continent.
Scientists say the Antarctic Peninsulaâ€™s most fearsome land predator is a reddish bug called the Rhagidia mite.
Scientists in Britain have discovered a new global warming threat to marine life in Antarctica -- breakaway icebergs that destroy any life in their path.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Antarctica on Friday to see firsthand the impact of climate change and the melting of glaciers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A crew member of an Antarctic research ship was missing and presumed dead after apparently falling overboard in rough weather, the National Science Foundation said on Tuesday. The foundation's research vessel Laurence M.