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Montevideo, October 1st 2023 - 00:14 UTC


  • Monday, March 20th 2023 - 15:54 UTC

    Antarctic sea ice hitting historic lows

    Scientists need more time to affirm whether this phenomenon is due to climate change or not

    A website specialized in weather news published this past weekend a report stating that Antarctic sea ice reached another historic low after a trend of ice loss in recent years seems to have come to stay because while Antarctic sea ice shows an almost flat trend, the minima appear to have gained on that trend.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 11:18 UTC

    Argentine Navy rescues injured sailor off South Georgia Islands

    The Irízar was deployed in this rescue operation.

    The Argentine Navy rescued from the oceanographic fishing research vessel (BIPO) “Victor Angelescu”, 90 miles off South Georgia Islands, a 55-year-old man who suffered a crushing trauma to his right leg, reported Clarin. The operation involved the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Antarctic ice reported to be at an all-time low

    It is not just barely a record low. Climate change is believed to have finally reached Antarctica, which, unlike the Arctic, had been relatively safe due to different geographical conditions

    Antarctic sea ice was reported last Feb. 13 to consist of just 737,000 square miles (1.91 million square kilometers). These figures meant a significant drop from the 741,000 square miles (1.92 million square kilometers) recorded on Feb. 25 last year by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    China to use Antarctica for ocean monitoring satellites

    By 2021, under the guise of civilian research, China reportedly began employing advanced military capabilities at its Zhongshan base in Antarctica

    Last week's announcement by China that it would build ground stations in Antarctica to back its increasing number of ocean monitoring satellites, has sparked some fears among western countries who believe it is in fact an espionage network, a comment Beijing has systematically rejected.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    HMS Protector calls it a season, heads back north

    “After a season of the sun never setting, it will be good to see the stars again,” Captain Ingham said (Pic RN)

    The Royal Navy's icebreaker HMS Protector has completed her Antarctic scientific mission for the 2023 Antarctic season safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research, it was announced.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Penguin fossil trails shed light on continent's separation from Antarctica

    There is no volcanic activity presently, as there was at the time of the separation of Antarctica and South America, and the difference can be traced in fossil penguin bones

    Researchers from Argentina's National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) came up with penguin fossil indicators of a historical separation between Antarctica and South America, it was reported Wednesday.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:32 UTC

    President Fernández sends message from “the end of the world”

    Fernández became the fourth head of state to visit Antarctica

    In a message broadcast from the Marambio Base in Antarctica, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday underlined his country's 119th year of uninterrupted presence in the so-called White Continent. “Here, at the end of the world, one can assume the dimension of the Homeland,” said Fernández during the Antarctica Day celebrations.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 08:03 UTC

    El Niño to cause irreversible thawing in Antarctica, study finds

    “Climate change is expected to increase the magnitude of ENSO, making both 'El Niño' and 'La Niña' stronger,” Wenju Cai explained

    According to an investigation by the Australian Government's scientific agency (CSIRO), the “El Niño” phenomenon would cause an increase in underwater temperatures that would cause irreversible melting of the shelves and ice sheets, it was reported on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 06:59 UTC

    President Fernández traveling to Antarctica, weather permitting

    Fernández and his delegation are leaving for Ushuaia late on Tuesday

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández is to visit the Marambio Base in Antarctica in a move to ratify the country's “bicontinental” stance, it was reported in Casa Rosada. Fernández's trip will be the fourth visit of an Argentine head of state to Antarctica.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Did Bolsonaro get vaccinated against Covid-19?

    The far-right leader had been vociferous against quarantines, refused to wear a facemask, and promoted the use of substances with no scientific endorsement

    Brazilian authorities Friday said a vaccination card against COVID-19 under the name of former President Jair Bolsonaro who had always denied taking such drugs had been found. The document's authenticity is under investigation.