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.
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.
March 01, 2020 2:01 pm
“Red snow” or “watermelon” is a phenomenon that has been known since ancient times. Now, it raises concerns about climate change.
February 29, 2020 9:28 am
Because of the red tinge, such ice in Antarctica is often dubbed "watermelon snow".
February 15, 2020 8:52 am
Indian scientists on a South African vessel are in Antarctica, midway through an expedition across the Southern Ocean. What are they studying, what are its implications for world climate and Indian monsoon?
December 31, 2019 9:02 am
Malavath Poorna at the age of 13 years and 11 months had scaled Mt Everest, making her the youngest girl in the world to achieve the feat.
December 02, 2019 8:05 am
Travelling to Antarctica is not cheap, and no commercial flights operate to the region, therefore almost all tourists take cruise ships.
July 29, 2019 3:50 pm
While the study focused on one tidewater glacier, the new approach should be useful to researchers who study melting at other tidewater glaciers around the world, which would help to improve projections of global sea level rise.
May 22, 2019 8:11 am
The expedition, meanwhile, took the Indian team 99 days instead of the usual 60 days or so. Their ship was anchored near Bharati Maitri station, as the ice sheet had become thicker after the blizzard and ship didn’t have the capacity to break it and make its way through.
January 15, 2019 1:46 pm
The pace of melting rose dramatically over the four-decade period. From 1979 to 2001, it was an average of 48 gigatonnes annually per decade. The rate jumped 280 per cent to 134 gigatonnes for 2001 to 2017.
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