Photo: Antarctica ice melting, scientists

Antarctica Glacial Melting

A team of international scientists heads to Chile's station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica, in January 2015. Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice sheets slowly thaw, water pours into the sea, 130 billion tons of ice (118 billion metric tons) per year for the past decade, according to NASA satellite calculations.