The cause and concerns over red snow in Antarctica

News: Recently, snow around Ukraine’s Vernadsky Research Base, located off the coast of Antarctica’s northernmost peninsula, has started to take on a red tinge Facts: Cause:  The red tint in the snow is caused by the microscopic Chlamydomonas nivalis algae which produce the tinted sunscreen to keep themselves warm. Concern: As the snow becomes darker… Continue reading The cause and concerns over red snow in Antarctica

Antarctica to lose an iceberg 30 times the size Manhattan

NASA scientists have been observing two enormous cracks in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf which are accelerating towards each other. When they converge, a piece of ice about 1709 square km in size could break off the ice shelf. The Brunt Ice Shelf borders the Antarctic coast of Coats Land between Dawson-Lambton Glacier and Stancomb-Wills Glacier… Continue reading Antarctica to lose an iceberg 30 times the size Manhattan