Antarctica

Antarctica
Thursday, January 29th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

China builds station on Antarctica's highest icecap

PLATeau Observatory on Dome A

China set up this week its third Antarctic research station, also the country's first on the continent's inland. Kunlun station was erected at Dome Argus (Dome A), the South Pole's highest icecap at 4,093 metres above the sea level, reports the Beijing press.

Wednesday, January 21st 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Antarctica's Wilkins Ice Shelf “hanging by a thread”

The continent of Antarctica is warming up in step with the rest of the world, according to a new analysis. Scientists say data from satellites and weather stations indicate a warming of about 0.6C over the last 50 years.

Tuesday, January 20th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Scientists to prove Patagonia Antarctic points' landmass link

A multidisciplinary team of Chilean scientists left for Antarctic as part of an ambitious project to prove at some point in the history of the World, probably 200 million years ago, South America's Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula were landmass linked.

Sunday, January 18th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Descendents of Shackleton's team reach South Pole

The explorers took 66 days to walk 900 miles across Antarctica

Three men with links to Sir Ernest Shackleton have reached the South Pole. Lt Col Henry Worsley, from Hereford, Will Gow, from Kent, and Henry Adams, from Suffolk, arrived on Sunday.

Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Successful trial in Antarctica of super pressure balloon

NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated over Antarctica a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research. The super-pressure balloon ultimately will carry large scientific experiments to the brink of space for 100 days or more.

Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Mini-sub seeks clues to sea levels below Antarctic ice shelves

An autonomous British yellow robot submarine has just set out on a mission which will see it plunge deep beneath Antarctic ice shelves to seek clues to world ocean level rises. The seven meter yellow sub will probe the underside of ice at the end of the Pine Island glacier, which is moving faster than any other in Antarctica.

Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

“Explorer” rescue operation honors for Chilean Navy

The Chilean Navy was presented with the International Maritime Organization, IMO, “Bravery at Sea” award for the prompt and effective rescue operation displayed during the emergency involving cruise vessel “Explorer”, which sank in Antarctica on November 22nd of 2007.

Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Monaco's Prince begins month long visit to Antarctica

Prince Albert with students of Chilean Antarctic Institute

Monaco's Prince Albert II spent the first two days of his month-long global warming awareness expedition to Antarctica visiting different country bases in King George Island. On Wednesday he's scheduled to fly over the area and return to Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile.

Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Inquiry into Ice Patrol HMS Endurance accident

HMS <i>Endurance</i> docked in the Falklands

The Portsmouth press carried a piece on the odyssey of Ice patrol HMS Endurance, now resting safely in the Falkland Islands, while a team of naval and civilian personnel is completing a full survey of the damage suffered.

Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Capsized yachtsman rescued by fellow competitor in C. Horn

Skipper Jean Le Cam

The French navigator whose yacht capsized in the extreme South Pacific during the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world race was rescued Tuesday night by his friend, a fellow competitor, after he was trapped inside the hull of his upturned boat in heavy seas for 16 hours

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