ANTARCTIC

  • Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA October 8, 2014

    New York: Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the...
  • Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice January 2, 2014

    A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the New Year trapped in ice, the expedition leader said on Thursday. The helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon will take all the passengers...
  • 19yrold sets record for fastest Antarctic to South Pole trek December 26, 2013

    A 19yearold student in UK has set a new world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the south pole, after completing the arduous trek in just 18 days. Parker Liautaud, a Geology and Geophysics student at Yale University, has also become the youngest man to have...
  • South Pole turning into waste dump February 10, 2013

    Berlin: The South Pole is turning into a waste dump, with leftovers from experimental setups slowly decomposing. Mounds of rubbish, discarded oil cans, car batteries and some dangerous chemicals litter the South Pole, according to a report. "We have a genuine waste problem in the Antarctic," says HansUlrich Peter of the...
  • 15 distinct regions identified in Antarctica June 15, 2012

    Sydney: Scientists have identified 15 distinct regions of Antarctica and its nearshore islands, based on the geography, geology, climate, flora and fauna of the icefree areas, including the biologically distinct Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions. Australian Antarctic Division terrestrial biologist Aleks Terauds, who led the study, said this is the first time...
  • Scientists track penguin poop from space June 3, 2009

    London, England: Call it a case of high tech meeting low tech, really the lowest of tech. British scientists are using pictures from highpowered satellites to pinpoint emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. The penguins are difficult to pick up on sea ice, because of their natural camouflage that helps them blend into...
  • Ozone hole in Antarctic sets record October 20, 2006

    Washington: This year's Antarctic ozone hole is the biggest ever, US government scientists said on Thursday. The socalled hole is a region where there is severe depletion of the layer of ozone, a form of oxygen in the upper atmosphere that protects life on Earth by blocking ultraviolet rays from the...