On Friday the Spanish Navy oceanographic vessel Las Palmas calls in Punta Arenas to officially begin Spain's Antarctic 2008/09 season. The vessel left from Cartagena last October 8 for the twelfth Antarctic season incursion and will be operating from Punta Arenas.
British researchers have found that the Arctic icecap is now shrinking at an unprecedented rate even in winter, a development that could mean that the summer icecap may vanish within a decade.
The 2008 ozone hole over Antarctica is larger both in size and ozone loss than 2007 but is not as large as 2006, according to the European Space Agency.
The recent announcement of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to consider a proposal for a settlement with defaulted sovereign bond holders and other orthodox approaches to economics have merited an article from The Economist, Better later than never.
Crude oil fell to a five-month low in New York and Brent oil in London dropped below 100 US dollars a barrel as traders remained confident that the OPEC meeting in Vienna would not decide to reduce production.
China will set up a new observatory station in Antarctica at the region's highest peak within two years an official from the Polar Research Institute of China announced in Beijing reports the country's news agency Xinhua.
An aerial survey by United States government scientists in Alaska's Chukchi Sea has recently found at least nine polar bears swimming in open water, with one at least 60 miles from shore, raising concern among wildlife experts about their survival, reports Science Daily.
The Argentine economy seems to be suffering of fatigue according to the latest official reports and which had been anticipated by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner earlier in the week.
Penguins from frigid waters near the bottom of the world are washing up closer to the equator than ever before, Brazilian wildlife authorities said Wednesday.
An exhibition entitled Governing South Georgia: A century of managing marine resources opens at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) in Cambridge next July 16th and by early 2009 should visit the Falkland Islands before finally ending in Grytviken.