Antarctica

  • Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home 04-01-2014 04:40 PM

    An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday after it was halted for a second potential rescue operation. The Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese ship's helicopter...
  • All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice 03-01-2014 04:09 PM

    A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried the passengers in small...
  • MV Akademik still stuck in Antartica, commuters to be airlifted 01-01-2014 08:27 PM

    A Russian ship with 74 researchers and crew members has been stranded near Antarctica for nearly a week. Many rescue missions have failed. Now the authorities are trying to get to the commuters on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy by air. ...
  • Trapped ship passengers to celebrate New Year in Antarctic ice 31-12-2013 11:43 AM

    Fog and heavy snow mean passengers on a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for over a week are likely to ring in the New Year trapped in the ice, as a rescue helicopter on a nearby Chinese ship waits for the weather to clear. The helicopter on board the Snow...
  • Cracking ice bodes well for Antarctica ship rescue 30-12-2013 03:39 PM

    Ice that has trapped a Russian ship with 74 people on board in Antarctica appeared to be cracking up on Sunday, raising hopes for a rescue as a powerful Australian icebreaker approached the stranded vessel. The ice-bound ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, left New Zealand on November 28 on a privately...
  • Earth records 'soul crushing' temperature of minus 94.7 Celsius in Antarctica 10-12-2013 03:14 PM

    Newly analysed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold. The record is minus 94.7 Celsius (135.8 degrees Fahrenheit). A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when...
  • Prince Harry gears up for Antarctica trek 23-11-2013 12:41 PM

    Britain's Prince Harry has praised the courage of wounded servicemen and women who are gearing up for a race across Antarctica to the South Pole. Harry will join a team of four injured British soldiers in the 200-mile (320-kilometer) Walking With the Wounded charity trek. Three days ahead of the...
  • Antarctic summer ice melting ten times faster 15-04-2013 02:22 PM

    London: Antarctic summer ice melt is now occurring 10 times faster than it did 600 years ago, with ice loss speeding up the most since mid 20th Century, new research has warned. The 1000-year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction published in the journal Nature Geoscience, shows that summer ice melting has...
  • UK Woman begins solo Antarctic crossing on skis 26-11-2011 02:04 AM

    Caracas: A 33-year-old British adventurer set out on skis on Friday to attempt a historic solo crossing of Antarctica. Felicity Aston aims to become the first woman to make it across the frozen continent alone. She expects the journey of more than 1,000 miles (1,700 kilometers) will take about 70...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights 12-06-2011 07:54 PM

    Wellington: Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage engines. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said all the airline's flights in and out of the southeastern city...
  • Week one: CJ's video diary from Antarctica 23-06-2009 04:07 PM

    A Citizen Journalist Kartikeya Singh sends a video diary from Antartica. ...
  • Massive ice shelf collapsing off Antarctica 27-03-2008 10:38 AM

    Jamshedpur: Middle-order batsman Saurabh Tiwary and seamer Rahul Shukla have been omitted from the Jharkhand Ranji team ahead of its last league match against Goa, beginning at Keenan stadium here from on Monday. While Tiwary was replaced by batsman Ashish Yadav, left-arm seamer Jaskaran Singh would take the place of...
  • Antarctica antics: Groping Santa, bloody brawls 09-01-2008 08:48 AM

    Colombo: Muttiah Muralitharan is doubtful for Sri Lanka's World Cup semifinal against New Zealand on Tuesday. Captain Kumar Sangakkara says Muralitharan is carrying multiple injuries and "we have to monitor how he goes." Muralitharan strained a hamstring in the last group match against New Zealand. Sangakkara says the world's leading...
  • Antarctic ice sheet is thinning 29-03-2007 07:47 PM

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  • Ice melting seeding up in Antarctica 23-03-2007 02:30 PM

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  • Secret life found in Antarctica's ice 26-02-2007 11:52 PM

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  • Tides speed up Antarctica ice slide 21-12-2006 01:14 PM

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