Starting next Monday and operating from Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile NASA will fly its largest aircraft, --a DC-8, a 157-foot-long airborne laboratory-- to study changes in Antarctica’s sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers as part of its Operation Ice Bridge.
Magallanes University Ozone Monitoring Laboratory has detected for the second time this year a considerable advance of the Antarctic Ozone Hole over this region in the extreme south of Chile.
Four years after a negligent Czech citizen, Jiri Smitak, accidentally started a huge fire in the world famous Torres Del Paine national park in far southern Chile, part of the destroyed area is being replanted in native forest trees.
The company behind Iceland's fin whaling industry is planning a huge export of whale meat to Japan. This summer, Hvalur hf caught 125 fins - a huge expansion on previous years.
The thinning of ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica is far more extensive than was previously thought, according to new research published online in the British journal Nature.
US president Barack Obama has led the way as world leaders and industry chiefs seek to build momentum for a new international deal on climate change. Mr Obama told a United Nations summit on greenhouse gas emissions that the US was determined to act on global warming.
Uruguay denied on Monday Argentina's claims at the International Court of The Hague that a pulp mill on a river separating the two countries is polluting the air and water, saying it meets environmental protection standards.
This summer's melt of Arctic sea ice has not been as profound as in the last two years, scientists said as the ice began its annual autumn recovery. At its smallest extent this summer, on 12 September, the ice covered 5.10 million sq km.
“A Penguin’s World” is a new title by the publishing house Design In Nature who specialize in aspects of nature and the environment, especially that of the Falkland Islands. This book portrays those amazing birds, penguins, a species, which are a feature of the Falklands and where they breed in large numbers.
The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica this year should reach 25 million square kilometers, or two million square kilometers less than in 2008, announced Wednesday the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).