Radar images capture new Antarctic mega-iceberg

Spacecraft that can see through cloud get their first good look at the frozen block known as A74.

March 1, 2021 ~5 min

Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base

An ice block approaching the size of London splits from the White Continent, close to Halley station.

Feb. 26, 2021 ~4 min

A68a iceberg: Science mission to investigate frozen giant

Scientists will send robotic vehicles under the colossal berg drifting in the South Atlantic.

Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Lake sediments on remote Marion Island tell the story of the Southern Hemisphere's westerlies.

Dec. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Antarctic place names recognise 'modern explorers'

Maps will feature peaks and glaciers named for British individuals who've advanced polar science.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~5 min

A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.

Dec. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Blue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia

The great whales are returning to the island that hosted the industry that nearly destroyed them.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Stirling pupils' penguin project pays off after new colony discovered

The Stirling High School students used satellite imagery and computer software to search for the birds.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~2 min

Gentoo penguins are four species, not one

Counting the birds as four species will help conservation efforts, and threats from climate change.

Nov. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Sir David Attenborough polar research ship set to begin sea trials

Four years in the making, Britain's new £200m polar ship has left the builder's yard for testing.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~6 min