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World’s biggest iceberg moving beyond Antarctic waters

Iceberg A23a split from the Antarctic’s Filchner Ice Shelf in 1986, but it became stuck to the ocean floor and had remained for many years in the Weddell Sea

Paris polar summit: Melting ice takes center stage

Recent studies have shown vital ice sheets are melting at unprecedented rates. Scientists, politicians and NGOs are gathering in Paris for a Polar Summit.

Antarctica has lost 7.5tn tonnes of ice since 1997, scientists find

Study finds more than 40% of ice shelves have shrunk, with millions of tonnes of freshwater entering ocean

The Deepening Mystery: How Sea-Ice Retreat is Influencing Marine Life

Increasing Arctic sea ice melting allows sunlight to penetrate deeper into the ocean, affecting marine zooplankton’s migratory behavior.

‘Polar bear capital of the world’ soon to be overrun with record number of bears due to shifting sea ice

The Canadian town of Churchill has already had more than four times as many polar bear visitors this year compared with the same time last year, and many more could soon be on the way.

10 Ways the World Would Radically Change if Antarctica Melted

Scientists believe the melting of all the ice in Antarctica is no longer a far-away possibility but a coming certainty. The magnitude of this event would be staggering.

Antarctic sea ice levels dive in ‘five-sigma event’, as experts flag worsening consequences for planet

Antarctic sea ice has usually been able to recover in winter. But this year, sea ice has not returned to expected levels during winter