As surface temperatures rise, ice sheets are melting at record rates and sea levels are rising. But maybe not as fast as predicted. To predict sea level changes, scientists look to Earth’s distant past, when climate conditions were similar to today, and investigate how the planet’s ice sheets responded then to warmer temperatures brought on… Read more

A new Antarctic biodiversity study reveals the region is more diverse and biologically interesting than previously thought. Recent investigations have shown the continent and surrounding ocean are rich in species, which are also very highly diversified into a variety of distinct ecological regions that differ greatly from each other. Says study leader Professor Steven Chown… Read more