China sends research expedition to study
ecnsChina sends research expedition to study AntarcticaITAR-TASSBEIJING, October 30. /TASS/. Chinese research icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) with the 31st research expedition left Chinese city of Shanghai for the Antarctica on Thursday, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The expedition is mainly tasked to ...Chinese scientific expedition heads for Antarcticaecnsall 11 news articles »
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:06 am
Antarctica safe from mining 'indefinitely',
Yahoo!7 NewsAntarctica safe from mining 'indefinitely', scientist tells Hobart polar law forumYahoo!7 News"I fear that if we need the minerals, they will start mining Antarctica," he said. Professor Mortensen said there was not doubt about the affect mining would have on the Antarctic environment. "It [would be] spoiling the nature, polluting the sea maybe ...and more »
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:40 am
An Ill Wind Blows in Antarctica, Threatens
An Ill Wind Blows in Antarctica, Threatens Global FloodingScientific AmericanThe world's biggest reserves of above-water ice are in Antarctica, and understanding the rate at which the ice sheet will slough into the sea could help researchers refine sea level rise forecasts. Current projections would see 2.6 percent of the world ...and more »
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:13 am
Plans to build world's largest marine
FirstpostPlans to build world's largest marine reserve off Antarctica coast set to fail ...FirstpostWellington, New Zealand: A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time. The countries that make decisions about Antarctic fishing finish a 10-day ...China And Russia Block International Plan To Create Antarctic Ocean SanctuaryHuffington PostChina and Russia thwart plan for Antarctic ocean sanctuaryReutersChina, Russia blocked plan for giant Antarctic sea reseve, activists sayCTV NewsPhys.Org -Rapplerall 145 news articles »
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:27 am
Cool apprenticeship up for grabs in
3News NZCool apprenticeship up for grabs in Antarctica3News NZIn Antarctica on New Zealand's Scott Base, which is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an apprentice to spend three months working on internationally renowned research facilities. Antarctica NZ chief executive Peter Beggs says the gig is ...Antarctic Apprent-ICE: An opportunity of a lifetimeScoop.co.nz (press release)Search begins for Antarctic Apprent-ICEVoxyall 3 news articles »
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 4:55 pm
In the news: Opponents bar marine reserves
Focus on climate Opponents bar marine reserves for Antarctica
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:44 pm
China and Russia thwart plan for Antarctic
By Morag MacKinnon PERTH Australia - China and Russia have thwarted an international attempt to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica as both nations eye the region’s rich reserves of fish and krill. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) wound up a 10-day meeting in Hobart, Australia on Friday without the consensus needed for a deal ...
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:20 am
Plans for Antarctic marine reserves fail
Two marine reserves proposed for Antarctica failed to win approval at international talks in Australia on Friday, campaigners said, adding the decision left one of the world's last untouched wildernesses vulnerable. Australia had hoped for support for its joint French and European Union plan for a Marine Protected Area (MPA) to protect biodiversity in East Antarctic waters after it drastically ...
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:29 am
Adventure Life Announces the Beginning of
Adventure Life reminds travelers that the Antarctica travel season is now beginning! Don't miss your chance to explore the mysterious Great White Continent. (PRWeb October 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12283143.htm
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:16 am
Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:55 am
Reflections: Understanding our own ‘ghost
Decades back, anthropologist Loren Eiseley in an essay, “The Ghost Continent,” visited the idea that “every man contains within himself a ghost continent – a place circled as warily as Antarctica was circled 200 years ago by Capt. James Cook … he ...
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:00 pm
China and Russia have thwarted an
China and Russia have thwarted an international attempt to create the world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica as both nations eye the region's rich reserves of fish and krill. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources ...
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:58 pm
Tectonic event led to burst of animal life
The study integrated geological evidence from five present day continents - North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Antarctica - to ascertain the paleo-geography of that critical time. The study appeared in the journal Geology.
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:25 pm
Antarctica wildernesses vulnerable as
NASA's Digital Mapping System (DMS) camera image shows heavily compacted first-year sea ice along the edge of the Amundsen Sea in Antarctica October 16, 2009 in this image released on October 16, 2014. Source: REUTERS/NASA/Handout SYDNEY - Two marine ...
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:47 pm
Australia confident of Antarctic marine
SYDNEY: Australia said Saturday it was confident its plans for a marine reserve to protect biodiversity in East Antarctica would succeed next year, after international talks in Hobart failed to agree on the measure. The Commission for the Conservation of ...
Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:12 pm
Antarctic team digs deep to predict climate
Nancy Bertler and her team took a freezer to the coldest place on Earth, endured weeks of primitive living and risked spending the winter in Antarctic darkness, to go get ice — ice that records our climate's past and could point to its future.
Posted on 5 April 2013 | 5:19 pm
Antarctica concerns grow as tourism numbers
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labeled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters.
Posted on 15 March 2013 | 10:37 pm
Japanese whaling ship, protesters' boats
An anti-whaling activist group accused a Japanese whaling vessel of intentionally ramming two of its ships Wednesday in waters near Antarctica. Japan's Fisheries Agency, however, insisted the protesters were responsible for the collisions.
Posted on 19 February 2013 | 10:29 pm
Team braves wet, cold retracing Shackleton's
It's been lauded as one of the greatest survival stories of all-time.
Posted on 10 February 2013 | 9:38 pm
Australia protests to Japan about whaling
A support vessel for the Japanese whaling fleet is sailing in Australian waters in pursuit of anti-whaling activists, Australia said after protesting to the Tokyo government.
Posted on 31 January 2013 | 6:02 pm