China has come to the rescue of Argentina's Antarctic effort with the icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) scheduled to call in Buenos Aires next January 25 and load 200 cubic meters of general cargo for Argentine bases.
HMS ENDURANCE breaking through the ice North of James Ross Island, the ship is currently transferring scientist to Mount Haddington where they will be carrying out ice drilling for the next 2 months.
Brazil's government managed petroleum corporation Petrobras is involved in Antarctic research and development sponsoring the renewal of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, and the acquisition of research equipment for the Oceanographic Support Ship Ary Rongel.
Western Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula have lost billons of tons of the continent's ice mass which means the Antarctic ice sheet is shrinking and at a rate that has increased dramatically between 1996 and 2006 according to a report published in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience.
Venezuela prepares to move into Antarctica following the naming of a Presidential Commission on Antarctica with the purpose of advising President Hugo Chavez on an official policy on the matter.
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has arrived in Antarctica on the historic first passenger flight linking the white continent with Australia.
Two Americans from Kansas City fulfilled their goal of running a marathon in one of the coldest places in the world, Antarctica. The feat was completed last December leaving for Antarctica from Punta Arenas and returning back home on Christmas Day, reports the Kansas press.
Chile's Minister of Defence Jose Goñi together with the commanders of the three services and Carabineros called in Punta Arenas before flying to Antarctica on Thursday.
Britain has yet to decide whether it will claim Antarctic territory sea bed but the UK remains and will remain fully committed to environmental protection of Antarctica, following on the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty one of the great successes of international relations in the last fifty years, said British Ambassador in Argentina John Hughes.
Ireland wants an immediate ban on Brazilian beef imports into the European Union due to concerns that the country's produce does not meet the standards of the bloc, Irish farm minister Mary Coughlan said on Wednesday.