Antarctica

Antarctica
Wednesday, October 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Current ozone hole over Antarctica close to 2006 record

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.

Friday, September 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

“Better later than never”, Economist on Cristina Kirchner

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”.

Tuesday, September 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Oil drops to 100 USD; Saudis say market “well balanced”

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.

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chinese observatory in Antarctica's highest peak

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.

Wednesday, August 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Polar bears detected swimming in high seas miles from shore

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.

Sunday, August 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine economy suffering “fatigue”, admits government

Argentine cost are too high complain industry and farmers

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.

Thursday, July 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Penguins wash up closer to equator in Bahia State, Brazil

A young fellow holds up a penguin at the Porto da Lenha beach in Salvador

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.

Monday, July 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

An exhibition on South Georgia takes off in Cambridge

SPRI  in Cambridge

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.

Sunday, June 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Fossilized burrows of tetrapods found in Antarctica

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.

Sunday, June 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

SnoMotes rovers to help collect data on melting ice shelves

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.

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