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.
For the first time paleontologists have found fossilized burrows of tetrapods -- any land vertebrates with four legs or leg-like appendages -- in Antarctica dating from the Early Triassic epoch, about 245 million years ago, according to a paper from a research funded by the US National Science Foundation and involving several US universities.
US researchers from the universities of Georgia and Pennsylvania have created specially designed robots, called SnoMotes which will help collect information on the world's ice melting shelves in the Arctic and Antarctica.
THE annual International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) conference was held in Punta Del Este, Uruguay this year.
Unity, a more agile membership structure and the fact that for the first time all Antarctic ship operators belong to IAATO are some of the outstanding results of the latest general assembly of the organization which this time was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
A US federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to decide by May 15 whether polar bears should be listed as a threatened species because of global warming. The decision was hailed by conservation groups which have been hounding the US government on the issue for years.
Japan blamed the failure of its whaling fleet to net little more than half its target catch this year to relentless interference from environmentalists and described the situation as regrettable.