By Alexandria Herr, Shannon Osaka, and Maddie Stone In 2019 an international team of scientists published a commentary in the celebrated science journal Nature, sounding the alarm of a planet in crisis — and calling for transformative change. “We are in a state of planetary emergency,” they wrote, departing from the usual sterility of scientific writing. “The stability and […]
Iceberg twice the size of New York City set to break off Antarctic ice shelf Scientists are unsure what this could mean for the future health and stability of the Brunt Ice Shelf. Previously stable for about 35 years, a crack in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf recently started accelerating northward as fast as 4 kilometers […]
A new superior resolution map of Antarctica has become available The photo is the Larsen ice shelf.
the ice crack that’s captivating the world. One of the world’s biggest icebergs ever is poised to break off from an Antarctic ice shelf, but scientists say it’s still hanging on by a 12-mile “thread.” They also aren’t sure when the now 110-mile crack will finally break open the rest of the way, creating a […]