Antarctic iceberg could break away
A huge ice shelf attached to Antarctica, known as Larsen C, may be about to break away.
Massive Antarctica iceberg heads for ocean
A huge iceberg half the size of Greater London that broke from an Antarctic glacier last year is now heading for the open ocean, as this Nasa video shows.
Chinese helicopter rescues stranded Antarctica passengers
The rescue of a team of 52 passengers who were left stranded in Antarctica over Christmas and the New Year began on Thursday, after a Chinese helicopter successfully landed on a makeshift helipad.
Trapped Antarctic ship: second rescue bid fails
An Antarctic blizzard thwarts an Australian icebreaker’s attempt to rescue the MV Akademic Shokalskiy from sea ice. Seventy-four people have been trapped on it for a week.
East Antarctic ice sheet ‘vulnerable’ to climate changes
The world’s largest ice sheet may be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought, according to new research.
Final letter from Antarctic explorer Captain Scott
A last letter from the Antarctic explorer Captain Scott is being put on display, 101 years after he died.
Drilling deep below the Antarctic for new life
Braving temperatures of minus 40 degrees, a small team of British researchers today starts drilling through three kilometres of the Antarctic in search of life-forms new to science.
Antarctica: what lies beneath?
Scientists are drilling two miles beneath Antarctica to reach a lake cut off from the world for 500,000 years. It could reveal clues to the earth’s past climate as well as new life forms yet unseen.
Shrinking ice: rapid rate of polar melt revealed
The planet’s polar ice sheets are melting three times faster than they were in the the 1990s, a 20-year study of satellite records says.
Captain Scott – 100 years on
The granddaughter of one of Britain’s greatest tragic heroes, Captain Scott, makes an impassioned plea for people to remember his famous expedition as “more than a race to the South Pole”.
Soldiers race to the South Pole over Christmas
As two British teams recreate Scott and Amundsen’s legendary race to the South Pole, Channel 4 News records a special Christmas message from them.