United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Monday for tighter regulation of Antarctic tourism as delegates from 47 countries began a review conference of the now 50-year-old Antarctic Treaty.
An ice bridge which held a vast Antarctic ice shelf in place shattered at the weekend and could herald a wider collapse linked to global warming, a leading scientist has warned. It's amazing how the ice has ruptured. Two days ago it was intact, said David Vaughan, a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey.
Retired general and former governor of Islas Malvinas, Mario Benjamín Menendez blamed Argentine Dictator Leopoldo Galtier for the South Atlantic conflict defeat to the British 27 years ago and stated that the former de facto president “didn’t realize we were being defeated”.
A controversial geo-engineering experiment that Greenpeace campaigned against has concluded, and researchers say their findings deal a major blow to the geo-engineering technique known as ocean fertilization.
Britain reaffirmed its commitment to preserve Antarctica for peaceful, scientific purposes and anticipated it would be presenting a “Strategic Vision for Antarctic Tourism” to help with conservation of its unique beauty.
Two more scientific studies show a large part of the Antarctic ice cap melting at a much faster rate than previously predicted.
Congress members from Argentina and Chile signed a statement supporting the full enforcement of the Antarctic Treaty and reiterated their common position against the United Kingdom’s announced intention of extending claims over the continental shelf.
A massive yet enigmatic mountain range as big as the Alps lying deep beneath Antarctica's ice has been surveyed in detail for the first time. The expedition, one of the most ambitious and challenging during International Polar Year, has captured the first clear picture of the mysterious Gamburtsev sub-glacial mountains.
Scientists and policymakers marked the official end of the International Polar Year (IPY) Wednesday at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva. The 60-country, 1.2 billion US dollars effort has seen knowledge about the poles - and their influence on the rest of the planet - increase hugely.
Argentina is expected to announce Monday a boost in resources and staff to its presence in Antarctica, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press. The event coincides with the 105th anniversary of Argentina's first landing in Antarctica and which in the local calendar is identified at the Argentina Antarctica Day.