Scientists have been watching a 90-mile rift grow along the Larsen C ice shelf. When the rift gets large enough, it will likely create an iceberg the size of Delaware, but scientists say it's still too early to blame this on global warming.
When we found out back in the 1980s that aerosol propellants and refrigerants were eating up the atmosphere's protective ozone layer, many people complained that we couldn't come up with suitable substitutes. But we did, people's hairstyles and fridges are fine, and scientists now say that nature is finally starting to heal the ozone layer.
Working conditions in the Antarctic have changed a lot since Robert Scott's expedition nearly one hundred years ago. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Freija Descamps, a Belgian physicist who is spending the winter at the South Pole.
There's an odd feeling of deja vu these days on the environment beat. First came the awful events in Japan with a nuclear disaster on a scale unseen since Chernobyl in the 1980s. Now comes news about atmospheric ozone that takes us back to the 80s as well
We are looking for a country that boasts the world's longest chain of barrier islands. There are 54 of them, forming a chain that extends over 355 miles along this country's South Atlantic coast. Question is, which country?
Floods in the Australian state of Queensland exacted a terrible toll last December and January. But one part of the Australian state welcomed the floods and is now thriving: The Outback. The World's Jason Margolis has more from Australia.