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The Polar Star makes a resupply trip to Antarctic research stations each year, but the journey is increasingly challenging for the aging icebreaker.
In a hidden lake far below the Antarctic ice, scientists found the bodies of tiny creatures. Photos reveal how they accomplished the deep dive.
A team drilled deep under the Antarctic ice sheet to a lost lake, and made a surprising discovery. They've now shared new footage of the effort.
Great-power competition is growing in the Arctic, but lawmakers want to cut funding for the US’s next icebreaker
A spending bill recently produced by the House of Representatives excludes funding for the US's next heavy polar icebreaker, which Democrats contend puts the US at a serious disadvantage in Arctic amid rising military competition and oil and gas exploration.
One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it’d mean our projections are way off
Warm waters are pooling underneath Antarctic glaciers in a way that's causing glaciers to melt more rapidly. This could slow ocean currents and lead to a rapid sea-level rise event. That pulse, as it's called, could cause seas to rise by more than 10 feet and trigger superstorms.
Antarctica’s new greenhouse can harvest vegetables even when it’s -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look
The German Aerospace Center's greenhouse in Antarctica just completed a harvest of vegetables in extreme conditions.
The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat — and for $750 million to finally build a new one
"If we wait another four or five years" to build a new icebreaker, the head of the Coast Guard said, "it's not going to get easier any time in the future."
The Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker has been fighting engine failure and flooding in the frigid Antarctic
The harsh conditions take a heavy toll on the 41-year-old icebreaker.
The US military is pushing to expand its icebreaker fleet — and eyeing Russia's moves in the Arctic warily.
A plume of hot mantle rock may be heating West Antarctica, creating lakes and rivers below massive ice sheets and contributing to sea-level rise.
The Coast Guard has been saying for years that it needs more icebreakers to keep up with activity in Arctic and Antarctic waters.