Calif. girl, 12, set to run 7 marathons on 7Soon she'll she'll be able to mark South America and Asia on her running shoes and next year she goes to Europe and yes, Antarctica to finish the challenge. In January, 10-year-old Nikolas Toocheck of West Chester, Pa., finished the White Continent ...
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:11 am
Smelting, mining ‘caused pollution inThe first lead pollution in Antarctica occurred as a result of industrial emissions more than 20 years before explorers reached the South Pole, scientists have discovered. Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first man to set foot on the pole in December ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:06 pm
Australia's mining pollution beat Scott andIce cores covering a 410-year period show lead pollution in Antarctica increased six-fold in the late 1880s. Photograph: Michael Studinger/EPA We know elements of the story. It was 1911, as Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen raced to the South Pole.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:00 pm
Kolkata: Space Theatre Offers a Peek intoKolkata: The vast blue and white expanse of Antarctica, the least explored continent on earth, has now come alive at a space theatre in Kolkata. The first of its kind dome-shaped space theatre at the Science City in Kolkata is now screening the Australian ...
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:39 pm
What’s Really Happening In Antarctica?Environmentalists and some climate scientists are now attributing much of Antarctica’s rapidly growing sea ice coverage to a processing error in the satellite data. The massive growth of Antarctica’s ice sheets has confounded scientists for years now ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 6:00 pm
Antarctic team digs deep to predict climateNancy 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 numbersAcross 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' boatsAn 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'sIt'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 whalingA 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