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ANTARCTICA NEWS

Explained: Why Covid-19 in Antarctica is not an Indian worry yet

December 30, 2020 2:55 pm

Antarctica is uninhabited except for those manning the nearly 60 permanent stations established by several countries, including India, for carrying out scientific research.

Covid in Antarctica: No worries for the Indian team right now

December 23, 2020 7:51 pm

A new batch of scientists is slated to travel to Antarctica next month, to relieve those who are currently there, as happens every year. The people who are currently manning the Indian stations had travelled in December last year, before the outbreak of the pandemic..

Covid-19 reaches Antarctica, the last untouched continent

December 23, 2020 7:30 am

Chilean authorities announced that 58 people that were at two military bases in Antarctica or on a navy ship that went to the continent tested positive for the new coronavirus.

With first positive tests in Antarctica, no continent is untouched by coronavirus

December 23, 2020 1:09 am

The virus was detected in 26 members of the Chilean military and 10 maintenance workers stationed at the Base General Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Pacific isles, secretive states among last virus-free places

November 12, 2020 4:00 pm

Tonga, Kiribati, Samoa, Micronesia and Tuvalu among the Pacific Islands, Antarctica, North Korea and Turkmenistan are a few nations which have reported zero COVID-19 cases so far.

Scientists discover what may be the largest flying birds in history

October 28, 2020 3:05 pm

In a study published earlier this week, a team of palaeontologists said that they discovered what may have been the largest bird species in history. They identified the birds as pelagornithids, the fossils of which were recovered from Antarctica in the 1980s.

Vilas Jogdand, meteorologist & former leader of India's Antarctica expedition, dies

September 03, 2020 11:55 pm

With his rich experience in meteorology, Jogdand was among the recommended experts to participate in the upcoming Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA).

Ancient meteorite found in Antarctica can be key to discover mysteries of universe

August 25, 2020 4:00 pm

One of the best-preserved meteorites found by a team of Japanese and Belgian researchers is approximately the size of a golf ball can contain material that can be older than our solar system.   

Climate change is turning Antarctica's snow green

May 22, 2020 8:03 am

Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of “green snow” and it is becoming so prolific in places that it is even visible from space, according to new research published on Wednesday.

Climate Change is causing Greenland, Antarctica to melt 6 times faster than in the 1990s

March 18, 2020 12:28 pm

Greenland and Antarctica ice covers are melting six times faster than 1990s, will affect millions of people as sea levels could rise by 6.7-inch by 2100.

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In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

September 21, 2018 6:53 am

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date