NASA said that the hole -- formed as a result of depletion of the crucial, radiation-shielding ozone layer -- covered an area larger than the continent of North America.
A new NASA study finds that the remains of the Larsen B Ice Shelf are likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.
The researchers discovered that the salty water beneath the Taylor Valley stretched from the coast to at least 7.5 miles beneath the surface.
West Antarctica, which has witnessed a 70 percent increase in the rate of loss from ice shelves over the last decade, is the worst affected.
New robotic “dolphin” technology has changed the way scientists collect data in isolated polar regions.
Scientists recently discovered the 100-year-old notebook of one of the first people to explore Antarctica.
The ice crystals were also found in other notothenioid fishes, swimming in relatively warmer Antarctic summer waters.
Sea ice in Antarctica its set to hit its highest level in recorded history, while Arctic ice could reach its sixth-smallest size.
A study published by environmental regulators has said that the ozone layer around the Earth is recovering.
Researchers studied satellite scans of a region spanning over 386,000 square miles, or more than three times the size of the state of Virginia.
Fossils found on Antarctica prove the Colossus could have played in the NBA.
Thousands more people are touring Antarctica, and it could negatively impact its environment.
Recent assessments have revealed that glaciers in Antarctica may have passed a point of irreversible retreat.
West Antarctica is on an inexorable path toward melting that will eventually raise sea levels, scientists say.
Climate change leads to more rainfall around Antarctica - and therefore more fresh water at the surface.
As conflict rages on every continent, Antarctica remains peaceful, but its massive Ross Sea is threatened by fishing, mining and pollution.