OSLO, Jan 15: Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels meters higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Antarctica grabbed his attention one fine day when he was surfing the Internet a year ago. How many Nepalis might have visited this mesmerizing continent, wondered Dr Badri Pokharel. Google search revealed that only three Nepali nationals had been to the coldest continent on earth by then.
Scientists have long known that rising temperatures are melting Antarctica's vast ice sheet, sending water into the Southern Ocean and raising sea levels around the world. But many were surprised last week by a new study showing that Antarctica's ice is melting three times faster today than just a decade ago.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Mountaineer Sanjay Pandit, who has already ascended the tallest peak in the world -Mountain Everest-as well as the tallest peaks in the Europe, Africa and South America among others, is setting his eye on Antarctica.