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  • Sunday, February 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    British Science Minister off to learn in Antarctica

    On the eve of International Polar Year, Britain's Science and Innovation Minister Malcolm Wicks is visiting the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera research station this week. During the visit, the Minister will have an opportunity to see first-hand the prestigious Government-funded facility that carries out world-leading research into global environmental issues.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Crippled Japanese whaler in Antarctica again on the move

    A Japanese whaling ship which was crippled by a fire and laden with fuel begun moving away from Antarctica under its own power, confirmed on Sunday an official from Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research following on reports from the New Zealand press.

  • Friday, February 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Nordkapp en route to Buenos Aires; “no traces of pollution”

    Cruise Nordkapp at Deception Island

    The Norwegian flagged Nordkapp which ran aground in the South Shetlands Islands at the end of January has caused no environmental damage and “no traces of pollution have been found at or around Deception Island” according to a release from the Norwegian Coastal Voyage cruise company.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen cruise Antarctica in super yacht

    Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the world's richest man is currently on an Antarctica cruise in one of the largest and most luxurious private super-yachts belonging to his associate Paul Allen.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    HMS Endurance to the rescue

    Ice patrol ship HMS Endurance has assisted with the rescue of 280 passengers and 50 non-essential crew from a cruise ship damaged off the Antarctic peninsula.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Polar First helicopter fliers land in Buenos Aires

    Bell Helicopter 407 flying over Antartica

    The Polar First helicopter pilots, Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill arrived on Sunday at the Don Torcuato airfield, north of Buenos Aires. They will stay in Argentina's capital until February 13, while the Bell helicopter is serviced.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Edmund Hillary returns to Antarctica for anniversary

    Sir Edmund Hillary

    Mount Everest conqueror and Antarctic explorer New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary has returned to the frozen continent, at age 87, for what he believes will be his last time.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Two NZ adventurers reach South Pole unsupported

     Kevin and Jamie make time to celebrate Christmas

    The New Zealand Thermal Heart Antarctic Expedition of Jamie Fitzgerald (26) and Kevin Biggar (36) achieved on Tuesday their goal of trekking 1.100 kilometers unsupported to the South Pole. They are the first all NZ expedition to reach the South Pole for 50 years.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    British research robot to trawl depths of Antarctica

    Professor Julian A. Dowdeswell, BA, MA, PhD

    The mysteries of the Antarctic deep will be probed in mid January by a new robot vessel capable of plunging 6.5 kilometer down, reports the BBC. Isis, the UK's first deep-diving remotely operated vehicle (ROV), will be combing the sea-bed in the region in its inaugural science mission.