Pole Heat Waves Raise a Red Flag!

Pole Heat Waves Raise a Red Flag!

Image by Danielle Barnes on Unsplash By Anya Rothman-Cimino, age 10 Both the northern and southern poles experienced unprecedented heat waves over the same weekend in March. “This Antarctic heat wave definitely changes what we thought was possible for Antarctic...
Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

By Anneliese Smudde, age 10 On February 9, Antarctica saw its highest temperature on record at just over 69 degrees Fahrenheit, according to researchers at Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. This temperature broke a record heat of 63.5 degrees recorded just three...

Antarctic Tourism May Harm the Environment

By NYLU AVERY BERNSHTAYN, age 9 National Geographic Explorer ship taking tourists to Antarctica. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons A new PLOS Biology report reveals that tourism may increase the rate of environmental damage in Antarctica. As Earth’s southernmost continent, it...

Massive Subglacial Trench Discovered in Antarctica

By EMILY HERNANDEZ, age 11 PHOTO: Christopher Michel In January 2014, a team of British scientists discovered a massive ice trench in West Antarctica, and named it the Ellsworth Trough. An ancient subglacial trench* that is deeper than the Grand Canyon, it was...