Antarctica's point of no returnSatellite observations show that West Antarctica's ice has now entered a state of “unstoppable collapse”. But it is still within our control to limit the degree of ice melt and sea level rise, says Anders Levermann. Recent satellite observations have ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 9:17 pm
ARRL VEC Conducts Remote Exam Session WithThe ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) administered several Amateur Radio examination elements to applicants at Amundsen-South Pole Station in Antarctica -- the home of KC4AAA. The examination was the first administered under new FCC rules which ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 11:33 am
Antarctica ice controversyScientists have been monitoring Arctic sea ice using satellites since 1979. Yale Climate Connections, a climate news and information service and part of the Yale Center for Environmental Communication affirms that close to 580,000 square miles of Arctic ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 7:47 am
Is Antarctica really getting icier? Maybe,Sea ice cover around Antarctica may not be growing as quickly as previously believed, with flawed analysis of satellite data a possible cause of the overestimation, a new study indicates. While sea ice in the Arctic is retreating at a significant rate ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:17 am
Antarctic Ice Growth: An Illusion?On July 21, 1983, Vostok, the Russian research station in Antarctica, got down to -89.2 C. That was thirty-one years ago, and at the time was the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Even for Vostok, which has winters reaching below -60 C ...
Posted on 22 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