More snow than expected

New research, which has attracted a lot of publicity, shows that snowfall in Antarctica increased significantly over the last two centuries. Nonetheless, it's not enough to compensate for the rapid loss of ice-sheets formed over millions of years. Research results here.



Call to stop sale of krill-based products

Krill (tiny crustaceans) are fundamental to the oceans' food chains, but Antarctic krill are under threat from industrial fishing. Greenpeace has launched a call to stop the sale of krill-based health food products in the UK as part of its wider campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean.

Financial Times video about Antarctica

A surprising topic for the Financial Times but a great 4-minute introduction to Antarctica, why research is important and what it's like to spend time on a base there. See it here.