In a bit of good environmental news, NASA reports that the ozone hole over the South Pole has shrunk to its smallest extent since the anomaly was first discovered in 1982. Although international efforts in reducing the production of ozone-depleting compounds have been instrumental in allowing the ozone layer toread more

Researchers in Antarctica have discovered that the frozen continent’s ice shelves produce an audible sound when the wind passes over the surface snow, a haunting song from a landscape that remains alien to the majority of us. The researchers also found that the "song" changes as the surface conditions of the ice changes — meaning that this Antarctica aria might become useful in tracking the effects of climate change on the ice at the bottom of the Earth.