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Story By new item May 23, 2019

Story By "Embedded" PRI Reporter Asks the Question "Is Thwaites Glacier Doomed?"

NSF/OPP and the U.K.'s NERC: Natural Environment Research Councill are jointly supporting a five-year, 25 million dollar deployment of researchers to investigate the fate of Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier. Thwaites drains an area roughly the size of Florida or Great Britain, accounting for about 4 percent of global sea level rise - an amount that has doubled since the mid-1990s.

OPP Officials Attend Antarctic Search-and-Rescue Workshop May 16, 2019

OPP Officials Attend Antarctic Search-and-Rescue Workshop

Dr. Kelly K. Falkner was one of three U.S. Antarctic Program officials who attended an Antarctic Search-and-Rescue Workshop held this week in Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand.

Getting a Close-up Look at How Antarctic Ocean Vegetation Weathers Change May 10, 2019

Getting a Close-up Look at How Antarctic Ocean Vegetation Weathers Change

Alex Lowe, a postdoctoral student at Maryland's Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, scuba dives near NSF's Palmer Station, Antarctica. Lowe is part of a collaborative research effort involving scientists from University of Alabama, Birmingham, UA-Fairbanks, the University of Oregon, Eugene and Texas A&M University, IslandtoIce who are studying cold-water communities on the western Antarctic Peninsula and how they may be changing.

Giant Antarctic Sea Spiders Weather Warming by Getting Holey May 7, 2019

Giant Antarctic Sea Spiders Weather Warming by Getting Holey

Scientists have wondered for decades why marine animals that live in the polar oceans and the deep sea grow so large there, but nowhere else. And whether their size may make them more vulnerable to warming of polar waters. The prevailing theory - the 'oxygen-temperature hypothesis' - holds that animals living in extreme cold can grow to giant sizes because their metabolisms are very slow.

Really May 1, 2019

Really "Cool" Jazz

To help celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30, John Mark Piper, a fire lieutenant at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica volunteered his time and talents to play a number on the vibraphone in the station's Chapel of the Snows.

Underwater Sounds from McMurdo Station Apr 30, 2019

Underwater Sounds from McMurdo Station

The OPP-funded McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory collects sounds of life from the waters of McMurdo Sound, off NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica, with a high-definition underwater microphone 70 feet below the ice to document the under-ice soundscape at an unprecedented quality and over a longer duration than ever before.

Previous News Stories

OPP Provides the Logistics That Helped Make Disneynature's Penguins Film a Reality
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
What Bones and Feathers From an Ancient Adelie Colony Tell Us About How Penguins Adapt to Change
Kelly K. Falkner: "A New and Exciting Age in Polar Science"
Follow Adelie Penguins on the Journey into the Long Polar Night
Spacewalk of Astronaut Christina Koch, Former Antarctic and Arctic Science-support Specialist
Study Says Krill, Which Help Make Up the Base of the Antarctic Food Chain, Are Moving South
Glacier "Tree Rings" Could Hold Clues for Planet's Future
The Multimessenger Diversity Network: Astrophysics Joins Efforts to Broaden Participation in STEM
Astronomy (Again) Makes its Mark at the South Pole
International Space Station Welcomes Three New Crewmembers
SALSA Time-lapse Video
University of Minnesota Researcher Recognized for Her Work on Arctic and Antarctic Digital Mapping
Modernization of NSF's Logistics Hub in Antarctica Ready to Move Forward
McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory Releases Recording of Antarctic Orca Sounds
A Force of Nature, a Marvel of Logistics
Rolling Stone, Rolling Ship: A Correspondent on the Way to Antarctica Shares a Firsthand Experience of the Notorious Drake Passage
"Dressed For Success" in the Antarctic
"Cold Pursuits: A Scientist's Quest to Uncover Antarctica's Hidden Secrets" -- The Wall Street Journal
Ensuring a Massive Antarctic Telescope "Keeps Its Cool"
Ocean-drilling Expedition Will Unveil Climate History of a Globally Significant Ice Sheet
USA Today Goes to an Antarctic "Expert" for First-hand Tips on How to Survive, and Even Thrive, in Cold Weather
A View From the Palmer Research Station in Antarctica
Science Magazine Names IceCube Neutrino Discovery as One of 10 Finalists for 2018 Breakthrough of the Year
50 Years Of Weddell Seals
Hands-On Learning in the Antarctic
"Sources Sought" for Replacement of Pier at Antarctica's Palmer Station
Wright Brothers Day
Ambassador to Chile Visits Research Vessel
Palais Awarded Richardson Medal
Two Contract Employees Die in Antarctica
A Presidential Commemoration
Spreading the Word About Antarctic Science
On the Eve of Antarctica Day: Conservation and Preservation
Building a Balloon Launcher
Aerial Surveys in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
"Turkeys" Trotting at McMurdo Station
NSF Supports NASA's IceBridge
Nearly 50 Years Ago, Women Broke an Antarctic Barrier
Armistice Day Ceremony Commemorates Military Contributions to Peaceful Exploration of Antarctica
An Unprecedented Window Opens into a Lake Buried Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet
VIDEO: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Antarctic Style
Art Imitating Life, Captured in Art
An Ancient and Dormant Volcano Buried in the Ice Has Created a 6,000-year Record of the Motion of an Antarctic Ice Sheet
Contractual Employee Dies at NSF's Palmer Station
LIVE ON REDDIT, Oct. 25: Mike Lucibella, Editor of the Antarctic Sun
SOUND FILE: Antarctic Ice Shelf "Sings" as Winds Whip Across its Surface
A South Pole Record
Weather Disrupts Early Antarctic Research Season Airlift
Rapid, Widespread Changes May be Coming to Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Antarctic Dinosaur Extends its Range into Ohio
A Next-generation Camera for the South Pole Telescope
OPP-funded Researchers Create the Most Accurate Antarctic Map Ever
Palmer Pier Upgrade in Final Planning Stages
Diving Robots Find Antarctic Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide in Winter
McMurdo's Satellite Tracking Station is a Critical Link in Global Observing Network
Researchers Recover Two-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice, Containing a Trove of Pollen, Dust and, Possibly, DNA
Relentless Nature at Work in Antarctica
DEADLINE August 6th: Research Community Encouraged to Participate in Survey on the Future of Antarctic Science Vessels
A Significant Polar Birthday
Reconstructing Antarctica's Prehistoric Past
NSF Press Conference Highlights Groundbreaking Neutrino Discovery
Previously Unsuspected Volcanic Activity Confirmed Under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier
Construction Begins on Information Technology and Communications Primary Operations Facility at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica
New Method of Gauging Ice-Sheet Movement May Improve Predictions of Sea-Level Rise
Change of Command for U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star
What Research on the Earth's Saltiest Lake, in the "Natural Laboratory" of Antarctica, Might Tell us About Water on Mars
VIDEO: Midsummer? Midwinter? It's All Relative
The Changing Face of Polar Oceanography
For Nearly a Quarter of a Century, Supporting a World-Class Classroom in Antarctica
Antarctic Blue-Water Sailing
PODCAST: Supporting Science in a "Washing Machine"
In Honor of Memorial Day
Ultraviolet Radiation Giving Antarctic Microbes Mixed Messages
VIDEO: The First Journey to This World
Antarctic Program Photographers Score Highly in Nature's Annual Photo Contest
Newly Collected Fossils Offer a Glimpse Into Prehistoric Antarctica
On Earth Day, Scouring the Sea Bottom... at the Bottom of the World
US and UK Join Forces to Understand How Quickly a Massive Antarctic Glacier Could Collapse
VIDEO: How Quickly Could a Massive Antarctic Glacier Collapse?
On World Penguin Day
Population of the Most Abundant Creature in Antarctica's Polar Desert Reportedly Declining
Researchers with Antarctica's McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research Site
Maj. Gen. German Has Antarctic Glacier Named After Him
A Window Opens Into Antarctica's Frozen Ocean
OPP Volunteers at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo
Palmer Station Celebrates 50 Years of Antarctic Discovery
VIDEO: N.Y. Air Guard Flies Unique Aircraft in Support of Polar Science
Flying to Safety
That Which Remains... From a Global Extinction
Circumnavigating the "Pole Hole": How Scientists "Ground Truth" an Ice-Detecting Satellite Before it Flies
The Presidency and Antarctica
A First-Hand Account of a Uniquely Antarctic New Year Ceremony
Atmospheric Observations at the South Pole
NPR Host Gets Tips from Antarctica for How to Stay Warm During the Bomb Cyclone
"Learning By Doing" at the Bottom of the World
Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has History of Instability
PolarTREC Teachers Celebrate Antarctica Day in Two Separate Events, One Live From the South Pole
Testing a Space-Communications Technology in Antarctica That May One Day have Applications in Polar Research
Antarctic Detector Offers First Look at How Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks
Thanksgiving Greetings From One of the U.S. Antarctic Program's Military Partners
How to Cater a Thanksgiving Dinner for 900... in Antarctica
Antarctic Seal Research Featured in Children's Book
Intensifying Winds Could Increase East Antarctica's Contribution to Sea Level Rise
NASA's IceBridge Launches 2017 Antarctic Flights, Which Will be Supported in Part by NSF's Office of Polar Programs
Year-to-Year Changes in Penguin Populations Difficult to Understand and Predict, Researchers Say
VIDEO: Change-of-Command Ceremony at the 109th Airlift Wing, Which Supports NSF Polar Science.
Spending the Antarctic Winter Learning to Become Proficient Radio "Hams"
Scientists Scour Antarctica for Ancient Life
Looking for a Few Good Firefighters
The Ice Detectives
Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Moves to New NSF Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on August 31, 2017
Hidden River Once Flowed Beneath Antarctic Ice
Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Head of NSF's Office of Polar Programs, on the Death of Charles R. Bentley
Extreme Melt Season Leads to Decade-Long Ecosystem Changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Methane-Eating Bacteria in Antarctic Lake May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory Featured in New York Times Magazine Piece on Global Repositories
The Prehistoric Forests of the Frozen Continent
VIDEO: The World's Most Remote Independence Day Celebration?
VIDEO: A Harsh Winter Storm at Antarctica's McMurdo Station
President Trump's Midwinter's Day Message to the Antarctic Community
'Skibird' Navigator Shares Antarctic Flying Experience in a Children's Book
OPP-Funded Study: Widespread Melt in West Antarctica Documented During Unusually Warm Austral Summer
Ancient Ice from Greenland and Antarctica: the Story it Tells About Climate
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Participant O'Boyle Featured in Massachusetts Gallery Showing
Adelie Penguins Sport New Tags, Long-Term Tagging Project Notes "Dramatic" Uptick in Populations
The So-Called "Doomsday Glacier" and How NSF-Funded Scientists Hope to Learn More About Its Fate
VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA: Digital Immersion Into the Fate of Antarctic's Ice and What it Means to the Rest of the World
Lyle McGinnis, International Geophysical Year Antarctic Researcher, Dies at 86
NSF-Funded Researchers Solve the Century-Old Mystery of Blood Falls
NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Encourages Observation of May 8-12, 2017 National Safety Stand-Down
Former NSF Director Colwell to Receive Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award
VIDEO: "What Lies Beneath"... Antarctic Ice is Pretty Amazing
"Citizen Scientists" Sought to Count Seals in Satellite Images
Photographer Shaun O'Boyle Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Polar Glaciers May be Home to Previously Undiscovered Carbon Cycle
VIDEO: Launching a New Era of Small Boating at Palmer Station
Smithsonian Honors Aircrews That Flew 2016 Medical-Evacuation Flight to NSF's South Pole Station
VIDEO: A Massive Ice-Bound Detector Searches for Infinitesimally Small Particles
NSF-Funded Researcher James McClintock Discusses With NPR Host Changes at NSF's Palmer Station
Ecological Society of America Honors Antarctic Researcher Diana Wall
Pioneering Women in Antarctica
Video: A Teacher's Tour of NSF's South Pole Station
U.S. Icebreaker to Visit New Zealand
Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists
2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled
Change of Name for the Division of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences, to Office of Polar Programs
National Science Foundation Evacuates Patient from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
New Study Reveals West Antarctica's Largest Glacier May Have Begun Retreating as Early as the 1940s
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Visit NSF Antarctic Research Stations
Sixty Years Of South Pole Flights
NSF, U.K. Jointly Support Research Into Fate of Massive Antarctic Glacier
Season of Intense Melting in Antarctica Offers Insights Into Continent's Future
Analysis of Fossilized Antarctic Bird's 'Voice Box' Suggests Dinosaurs Couldn't Sing
Mars' "Wharton Ridge" Named in Honor of Astrobiologist Bob Wharton
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty
2016-2017 Antarctic Science Planning Summary Now Available
NSF, NASA Sign Collaborative Agreement to Support Human Health Research in Polar Environments
GOES-3 Satellite Decommissioned After Linking Antarctica to the World For More Than 20 Years
A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration
Little Pieces of Outer Space on the Frozen Continent
Research Shows Antarctic Lakes Are a Repository For Ancient Soot
Early Career Researchers Publish New Insights Into Antarctic Subglacial Lakes
Changing Ocean Chemistry May Threaten Antarctic Food Chain
A New Runway for McMurdo Station is Named
NSF Awards $35 Million to University of Wisconsin-Madison for Continued Operation of IceCube Neutrino Observatory
South Pole Medical Evacuation Mission Concludes Safely (Updated June 23, 2016)
Sunset at South Pole
NSF/National Center for Atmospheric Research Gulfstream V (GV) Aircraft Flies Over ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Time-Lapse Video Records the 2016 Resupply of McMurdo Station
Antarctic Detector Confirms Observation of Cosmic Neutrinos
Previously Unknown Microbial 'Drama' Playing in the Southern Ocean
Surprisingly High Geothermal Heating Revealed Beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Planet-sized "Virtual Telescope" Expands to South Pole to Observe Black Holes in Detail
Antarctic Ice Core Reveals How Climate Changes in North Atlantic Moved South
Discovered Under Antarctica: Salty Aquifer and Potentially Vast Microbial Habitat
New Priorities: 2016 NSF Budget AIMS to Rebuild McMurdo and Palmer Stations
Forest for the Trees: New Fossil Flora in Antarctica
BICEP2 and Planck Joint Study: Gravitational Waves Remain Elusive
Big Load: Cargo Operations Begin in McMurdo with Arrival of the MV Ocean Giant
NSF-Funded Antarctic Drilling Team is First to Sample Ice Sheet "Grounding Zone"
Unmanned Vehicle Provides First 3-D Images of Underside of Antarctic Sea Ice
Antifreeze Proteins in Antarctic Fish Prevent Both Freezing and Melting
Antarctic Insect's Newly Sequenced Genome is Smallest to Date
Confirmed: Subglacial Lake Holds Viable Microbial Ecosystems
New Chapter Begins: 2014-15 Antarctic Field Season Kicks Off
Getting Busy: Flights Headed to McMurdo Station This Month For 2014-15 Field Season
Radar Surveys and Data Models Indicate Eventual West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse
Antarctic Telescope May Have Provided the First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation
Return to Duty: Icebreaker Polar Star Returns to McMurdo
Antarctic Contract Employee Dies at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
NSF-Managed U.S. Antarctic Program Recognized For Search-and-Rescue Efforts
Southern Solstice: Midwinter Day 2014
Fond Farewell: Last of Summer Crew Departs South Pole Station
Program Lets U.S. Students Experience Antarctic Science at Chilean Station
New Sea Anemone Species Discovered in Antarctica
From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: First Evidence of Extrasolar Neutrinos
Reaching a New Low: Record Negative Temperatures Recorded in East Antarctica
Early-Career Investigator Discovers Current Volcanic Activity Under West Antarctica
IceCube Observatory Provides First Indication of Extrasolar Neutrinos
Two Results From Instruments at the South Pole named "Discoveries of the Year"
New Mode of Discovery: South Pole Telescope Detects Pattern in Big Bang Afterglow
Season Opener: Two-Phase Winfly Operation Prepares McMurdo for 2013-14
Measurements of Antarctic Ice-Shelf Melt Help Refine Climate Change Models
Geological Feature on Mercury Named for Antarctic Research Vessel
Antarctic Ice Core Sheds New Light On How the Last Ice Age Ended
Giant Iceberg Calves From Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf
Former USAP Participants Land Spots on Latest Astronaut Class
New Zealand Coroner Rules January Plane Crash Killed Antarctic Crew
NSF-Supported Antarctic Science Documentary Is Also a Teaching Tool
Midwinter Day 2013
Two-month Time-lapse Video of Antarctic Ice Goes Viral
NSF Releases Plan to Guide Development of its Largest Antarctic Research Station
New Study on Carbon Dioxide Absorption in Antarctic Seas
Predator and Prey: Researchers Hunt for Answers to Dynamics of Ross Sea Ecosystem
IceCube Neutrino Observatory Reports First Evidence For Extraterrestrial Neutrinos
Recent Antarctic Climate, Glacier Changes at the "Upper Bound" of Normal
NSF Responds to Panel's Suggestions for Improving Antarctic Science and Logistics
NSF-funded Telescopes Discover Bursts of Early Universe Star Formation
Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Investigates Melting Polar Ice
Antarctic Ice Core Contains Unrivaled Detail of Past Climate
Johns Hopkins Scientist Says Ozone Thinning has Changed Ocean Circulation
U.S., New Zealand Search-and-Rescue Teams Recalled From Antarctic Crash Site
Loss of Three Canadian Aircrew Members in Antarctica Is Confirmed
NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet
Wreckage of Aircraft Located High in Antarctic Mountain Range
NSF Cooperating with Italy, New Zealand in Search for Downed Plane in Antarctica
Search For Life About to Begin in Lake Under the Ice
Study Finds Portions of West Antarctica Are Warming Twice as Fast as Thought
Trio of Complex Antarctic Science Projects Reach Significant Technological Milestones
WAIS Divide Team Drills Historic Replicate Ice Core in West Antarctica
Camp Site from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic Exploration Found
Ancient Microbes Survive Beneath the Icy Surface of Antarctic Lake
International Study Provides More Solid Measure of Shrinking in Polar Ice Sheets
Magical Realism: WISSARD Project Poised to Explore Subglacial Lake Whillans
Explosive Event: South Pole Telescope Eyes Birth of First Massive Galaxies
Boomerangs and Bad Weather: Storms Delay First Planes to McMurdo Station
South Pole Telescope Discovers Galaxy Cluster Creating Stars at Record Pace
Blue Ribbon Panel Recommends Logistical Improvements to Support Antarctic Science
Antarctic Medical Evacuation - August 2012
Remote Siberian Lake Holds Clues to Arctic--and Antarctic--Climate Change
Ancient Global Warming Allowed Greening of Antarctica
LARISSA Project Studies Ecosystem Changes Since Larsen Ice Shelf Collapse
Scientists Determined First-ever Census for Emperor Penguins
IceCube Neutrino Observatory Provides New Insights Into Origin of Cosmic Rays
Antarctic Research Stations Observe Winter Solstice
NSF Office of Polar Programs Director Karl Erb Retires
Mission Complete: South Pole Telescope Finishes Five-Year Survey
Airborne System Allows Antarctic Researchers to Look Beneath the Surface
To the Rescue: USAP Research Vessel Transports Victims of Ship Fire to Safety
NSF Awards Antarctic Support Contract to Lockheed Martin
South Pole Anniversary: Norwegian Prime Minister's Visit Honors Roald Amundsen
South Pole Website Celebrates a Century of Science
NSF Director Subra Suresh on the Ice
Without Pier: McMurdo's Missing Ice Dock is Located
Antarctica's Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains Mystery Solved
Pine Island Glacier: A Scientific Quest to Determine What's Causing Ice Loss
NSF Funds RAPID Grants to Study Effects from New Zealand, Japan Earthquakes
Antarctica Rocks!
Pacific Tsunami Creates Icebergs in Antarctica
University of California Irvine Studies Find Different Reasons for Global Methane Riddle
West Antarctic Puzzles Bring Together Polar Researchers at Annual Workshop
Rift Spotted in Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf Before Upcoming Expedition
Antarctic Ozone Hole Should Start Healing, While Arctic Hole Getting Worse
Fossilized Pollen Reveals Climate History of Northern Antarctica
Ocean Currents Speed Melting of Antarctic Ice
First Flights Arrive in McMurdo
South Pole Winter Airdrop
New Booklet About Antarctic Science Useful to Teachers Across Disciplines
AGAP Scientists Gain New Understanding of Ice Sheet Dynamics
National Science Foundation Transports two Norwegian Expeditioners to Safety
Break-up of Sea Ice in McMurdo Sound Brings Wildlife Sightings
Glacial Stream Offers Insight into Evolution of Dissolved Organic Matter
Last Plane of 2010-2011 Summer Field Season Leaves McMurdo
WAIS Divide Project Completes Five-year Effort to Retrieve 3,331 Meter Ice Core
NSF, University of Wisconsin-Madison Complete Construction of the World's Largest Neutrino Observatory
Message from Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation
NSF's Nathaniel B. Palmer Sails with Sweden's Oden to Study Antarctic Peninsula Ecosystem
NSF Signs $34.5-million Operating Agreement with University Of Wisconsin as Antarctic Neutrino Detector Nears Completion
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits U.S., New Zealand Antarctic Programs
IceCube and Its Frozen Secrets
Marine Ecology Project Unites Four Generations of Scientists
Arrival of Basler Aircraft Marks the End of Winter Isolation at South Pole
Summer Season Begins at USAP's McMurdo Station
Scientists Track Seal Hunt During Winter Night
USAP Researcher Receives Prestigious Prize for Discovery
USAP Researchers Process Important Samples at National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)
2010 Winter Fly-in (Winfly) Flights to Utilize Night-Vision Goggles
Satellite Used in Polar Research Enters Retirement
Antarctic Shoal Breaks the Ice
First USAP Flight Since March Lands in Antarctica During Winter Night
Discovery of Seafloor Ridge by Robotic Sub Offers Insight into Ice Loss in Antarctica
Palmer LTER (Longer Term Ecological Research) Scientists Monitor Climate Change
Researchers Hunt Down Antarctic Microbes
Antarctica's Soil Reveals Its Past Climate
Deconstruction of the Dome
Stiff Sea Ice Forces LARISSA Science Cruise to Reassess Project Priorities
U.S. Antarctic Program Personnel Send Midwinter's Greetings
Life at a Remote Field Camp
South Pole Experiences Warmest Year on Record in 2009
Through the Looking Glass: Scientists Peer into Antarctica's Past to See Future Climate
State of the Antarctic: New SCAR Report Shows Continent Undergoing Major Changes
Women Mark 40 Years of Working in the U.S. Antarctic Program
New Wind Farm to Help Power U.S., New Zealand Research Stations in Antarctica
British NSF-funded Researchers Deploy Automated Submarine
New Evidence Demonstrates Climate Warming Affects Ice Sheet Stability
Climate-related Changes on the Antarctic Peninsula Being Driven from the Ecosystem
ANDRILL Research Indicates Remarkably Warm Period in Antarctica 15.7 Million Years Ago
NASA Flies to Antarctica for Largest Airborne Polar Ice Survey
International Polar Year (IPY) LARISSA Project Planned for 2009-10 Field Season in Antarctic Peninsula
Study Provides Insight into Evolution and Extinction of Vanished Elephant Seal Colony
Main Field Season Under Way as Planes Bring in Hundreds of People to McMurdo
Antarctica's IceCube Telescope is Wisconsin-made
Winter Fly-in 2009
Improved Data Communications for South Pole Science
Arctic and Antarctic-themed Activities to Bring a Breath of Polar Air to Baltimore
Research at the Ends of the Earth
U.S. Antarctic Program personnel send Midwinter's Greetings
NSF Plays Major Role in Evacuation of Injured Australian from Antarctica
Karl A. Erb, NSF's Polar Programs Director, on the Death of Martin A. Pomerantz
International AGAP Team Poised to Probe One of Antarctica's Last Unexplored Places
Air Force Makes First Night Landing on Southernmost Continent
Antarctic Fossils Paint a Picture of a Much Warmer Continent
A Single Boulder May Prove that Antarctica and North America Were Once Connected
New Antarctic Ice Core to Provide Clearest Climate Record Yet
Scientific Balloons Achieve Antarctic Flight Record
Penguins Helped and Hurt by Changing Climate
Robert Falcon Scott: The Pioneer Who Died for the South Pole
Antarctica's Sea "Babies" in Limbo
A Bright Spot of Life on the Icy Continent
Vistas, Science and Staying Warm at the South Pole
Antarctic Ice Shelf Disintegration Underscores a Warming World
NSF Dedicates New South Pole Station
Explorers Club to Honor NSF-Funded Researchers and Glaciologist
Using Penguin Remains to Measure Antarctic Ice Movement
Researchers and Science Teacher to Explore Antarctica
Locked in Antarctic Glaciers, Ancient Microbes May Return to Life
Erb Honored by French Republic for International Scientific Contributions
New Undersea Images Challenge Prevailing Ideas About the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Antarctic Icebergs: Unlikely Oases for Ocean Life
Palmer Station, Antarctica Celebrates Earth Day With an Underwater Clean Up
International Polar Year Web Portal Offers Email Alerts for Educators
Report Offers Guidance on How to Safely Explore Vast Aquatic Systems Buried Under Antarctic Ice
International Polar Year (IPY) Funds Research and Exploration by Teachers, Students, and the Public
Landmark Completion of South Pole Telescope to Help Scientists Learn What the Universe is Made of and How it Got Here
Students Help Design a Remotely Operated Vehicle for Antarctic Research
NPR Science Friday - Audio Programs on Antarctic Science
NSF Commemorates 50th Anniversary of First Flight to Land at the South Pole
New Lunar Meteorite Found in Antarctica
Alaskan Storm Cracks Giant Iceberg to Pieces in Antarctica
Alaskan Storm Plays Role of Butterfly for Antarctica
Chemical Cause of Ozone Hole Discovered 20 Years Ago This Month
Polar Melting May Raise Sea Level Sooner Than Expected
Impact of Climate Warming on Polar Ice Sheets Confirmed
NASA Mission Detects Significant Antarctic Ice Mass Loss
Two New Lakes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet
Students, Faculty Depart For Antarctica
Hamilton College 2006 Antarctic Expedition: Weekly Journals
Irresistible Force Meets Immoveable Object
Arctic, Antarctic Melting May Raise Sea Levels Faster than Expected
Polar Neutrino Observatory Takes a Big Step Forward
NSF Launches New Web Portal for International Polar Year
Crew Member Lost at Sea
McMurdo Fish May Prove to be New Species
South Pole Skylab Transition Keeps Sci Techs On the Move
What's The Dirt? Researchers Track Soil Movement and Land Erosion in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Cargo, Fuel Safely Unloaded at Antarctic Research Station
Icy Overland Trip May Add Ground Vehicles to South Pole Supply Missions
DNA Studies Show Microevolution in Penguins
Digging Dinosaurs