Climate Change

Melting ice sheets may soon unleash 'climate chaos': Study

Antarctic-Greenland meltwater could destabilise the climate system and accelerate weather fluctuations in just decades.

Melting ice sheets may soon unleash 'climate chaos': Study

Global Warming

Greenland's ice melting rate reaching 'tipping point'

Study warns as global warming increases, Greenland is losing ice at a faster pace than ever before.

Greenland's ice melting rate reaching 'tipping point'

Antarctica

Melting away: Antarctica ice loss increases six-fold since 1979

Alarming new study shows 252 billion tonnes of ice per year is disappearing in areas once considered stable.

Melting away: Antarctica ice loss increases six-fold since 1979

Antarctica

Man completes first unaided solo trek across Antarctica

Colin O'Brady finishes 1,500km journey across the frozen continent without any assistance in 54 days.

US adventurer completes first unaided solo trek across Antarctica

Antarctica

Russia, China, Norway sink landmark Antarctic ocean reserve plan

Conservation groups lament missed opportunity to establish vast marine protection zone in the Weddell Sea.

Antarctica

Proposal could create world's largest protected area in Antarctic

Protection of two million square kilometres of pristine Wedell Sea under discussion in Australia this week.

Reporter's Notebook

Shooting Antarctica

As the future of the Weddell Sea is deliberated, cameraman Ben Mitchell looks back at his time on board the icebreaker Arctic Sunrise.

Opinion

Let's stand up for Antarctica

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to convince our governments to protect Antarctica. We shouldn't let it pass.

Alison Sudol

by Alison Sudol

Alison Sudol

Global Warming

Report: Antarctic ice melting faster than ever

Between 1992 and 2017, a total of 2.7 trillion tonnes of Antarctic ice melted equivalent to 7.5mm rise in sea levels.

Report: Antarctic ice melting faster than previously thought

Earthrise

Antarctic sanctuary: The Weddell Sea quest

We join Greenpeace on their Antarctica expedition as they fight for the creation of the world's largest protected area.

Environment

Antarctica - the world's last great wilderness

A warming climate and an ever-expanding commercial fishing industry are threatening Antarctica and its iconic creatures.

Antarctica - the world's last great wilderness

Antarctica

Antarctic underwater glaciers melting at 'extreme' rate

According to the study, 1,463sq km of ice melted between 2010 and 2016, an area slightly smaller than that of London.

Antarctic underwater glaciers melting at an 'extreme' rate

Environment

Conservationists: Krill fishing threatens Antarctic ecosystem

In the final part of Al Jazeera's series from Antarctica, Nick Clark takes a look at the impact of krill fishing.

Reporter's Notebook

Measuring human impact in the Antarctic

Scientists exploring one of the last remaining pristine areas of Antarctica to bolster case for creating sanctuary area.

Environment

Scientists investigate unexplored Antarctic sea floor

A group of scientists on board a Greenpeace expedition ship are trying to discover whether plastic pollution has reached the remote waters of the Antarctic.