Extraordinary plan to save the West Antarctic ice sheet

Melting Antarctic ice sheets could lead to massive rises in sea levels, threatening some of the world's great cities such as New York which are built near the ocean. Can these cities be saved? Some scientists at the Potsdam Institute for…

60th anniversary of signing of the Antarctic Treaty

It's 60 years since the Antarctic Treaty dedicated the continent to peace and science. And earlier this month, 29 nations signed the Prague Declaration reaffirming their commitment to these goals. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained…

Picturing Antarctica - exhibition at ORBN building Brussels

Some more photos from the vernissage and exhibition of Mireille's Antarctic photos at the EU's ORBN building. The exhibition continues over the summer. If you work for the EU institutions you're very welcome to visit it.

Antarctic sea ice in dramatic decline since 2014

When it comes to sea ice, the focus is often on the decline in the Arctic. But a new scientific report shows that the Antarctic sea ice has shrunk massively since 2014. In fact, the "average annual extent means Antarctica lost as much sea…