The Antarctic Ice Sheet may be hiding the world's largest canyon system
January 14, 2016, 11:48 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Scientists analyzing the subglacial landscape of East Antarctica discover hints of a canyon system 600 miles long and half a mile deep.
Scientists witness breathtaking polar sunrise over Greenland
April 12, 2014, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Scientist captures stunning sunrise during an aerial research mission to study polar ice in the Arctic circle.
Steering clear of disaster on the climate 'Titanic'
February 9, 2014, 8:15 p.m. by Karl Burkart
We have a few short years to shift our course and steer clear of a climate catastrophe. Will we get our priorities straight?
Plants resurrected after 400 years under a glacier
May 28, 2013, 10:49 a.m. by John Platt
As global warming causes glaciers to retreat, long-dormant plants could be reborn.
Arctic sea ice hits yearly max, but still dwindling
March 28, 2013, 11:15 a.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
Less Arctic ice means more of the ocean and atmosphere can warm from the sun, and this warming may steer cold systems further south.
NASA's IceBridge mission braves the Arctic
March 20, 2013, 11:40 a.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
In continued efforts to track changes in glacial and sea ice, NASA's IceBridge plane has begun collecting data in Greenland.
Antarctic science balloon shatters longest flight record
January 24, 2013, 8:40 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz
A weather balloon called the Super-TIGER cosmic ray detector has broken the record for the longest balloon-borne experiment in Antarctica, and is still going strong.