The footage comes courtesy of the Adélie penguins in Terre Adélie, Antarctica
A century after Shackleton's 'Endurance' sank, mountaineer Rebecca Stephens and her daughter followed in his wake on a luxury expedition cruise
Totten Glacier has a 5km wide valley beneath its ice shelf that could enable warm water to reach its base
A new study predicts a doubling of ice flow melt by 2050 and possible ice shelf collapse by 2100.
New studies show what experts say is the direct consequence of global warming on Magellanic penguins in South America
A failure to respond to an order from the ship's captain may have played a critical role in the operational fiasco that led to the stranding of the Akademik Shokalskiy in thick Antarctic sea ice on Christmas Eve.
Current ice models are suggesting the glacier has become unstable, and this recession will continue
Much of the United States is currently in the grip of a polar vortex, a system of dense air producing plummeting temperatures and swathes of freezing weather, bringing some parts of the country to a halt and causing chaos in others.
Passengers on a climate change research ship stranded in Antarctica are likely to ring in the New Year on the ice-trapped vessel – as a rescue helicopter on a nearby Chinese ship waits for the weather to clear.
It has not been, we must report, a vintage year for facial hair. The prize for the annual Beard of the Year has had to be shared between The Choir's Gareth Malone, actor John Hurt and rugby player Geoff Parling.
The Chinese vessel has been forced to retreat after a failed attempt to reach the ship. A French vessel has already launched an abandoned rescue attempt
Glad to see someone managed a Christmas getaway
Race has echoes of Captain Scott’s famous battle with Roald Amundsen to reach the bottom of the world
Student achieves goal of setting new record for fastest-ever unsupported walk from edge of Antarctica to South Pole
China does not have any territorial claims, but has been boosting its presence along with a growing band of nations
Movements are similar to flowing traffic on a congested motorway - but can work in any direction