Chile is planning to double Antarctic scientific research funds this coming season 2007/08 revealed this week in Punta Arenas Jose Retamales, director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute.
Two British-based pilots completed this week a record-breaking helicopter journey to both the North and South Poles, touching down at the Texas airport they left more than five months ago.
Steadily growing tourism is beginning to have an adverse impact in Antarctica. This year, nearly 30,000 visitors are expected to make the trek to the southernmost continent, four times the figure just ten years ago.
A team of NASA and university scientists has found clear evidence that extensive areas of snow melted in west Antarctica in January 2005 in response to warm temperatures.
A Magellanic penguin whose natural habitat is the extreme south of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands has strayed thousands of miles and swam all the way to Peru's Paracas national reserve.
Two intrepid young Britons have won an Arctic sprint to the magnetic North Pole which they say should boost their chances of raising $495,000 for the United Nations refugee agency
Damages suffered by the Argentine icebreaker Almirante Irizar when fire broke out on board, are far more serious than originally announced and full repairs could take more than the estimated two years revealed this week the Buenos Aires press.
Argentina officially thanked this Monday Great Britain's cooperation offer in support of Argentine Antarctic activities.
Argentina has decided to accept the Brazilian offer of the polar vessel Ary Rongel for the coming Antarctic campaign 2007/08 next December which means the British option has been discarded.
Britain has offered Argentina support for its Antarctic operations following the recent fire that broke out in icebreaker Almirante Irizar and which could force the vessel out of action for almost two years.