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Researchers: Antarctic ice sheet thinning continues to increase

The West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be shedding far more ice than a few years ago, according to climate research unveiled Wednesday. Previous research, conducted between 2005 and 2010, estimated that the ice sheet contributed 0.28 millimetres (0.1 inches) per year to the rise in global sea levels. But…

How cold is the coldest place on Earth?

Scientists have apparently spotted Dante’s Inferno, or at least its ice-lacquered ninth circle, found in a pocket in an Antarctic ice sheet…  …

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