Antarctica


Japan kills 251 minke whales in final hunt

2014-04-09 07:35

Japan has killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.

Rescued Antarctic passengers on dry land

2014-01-22 07:38

An expedition of 52 scientists and tourists have arrived in Australia, setting foot on dry land for the first time since they were rescued from a ship trapped in Antarctic sea ice.

Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice

2014-01-08 09:40

A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has ended when the vessel cleared the ice field.

Ship used in Antarctic rescue stuck in ice

2014-01-04 08:00

A Chinese icebreaker that went to the aid of a Russian ship stuck in heavy floes in Antarctica has now itself become trapped by ice, Australian officials say.

All passengers rescued from icebound ship

2014-01-02 14:49

All 52 passengers have been airlifted from a Russian research vessel icebound in Antarctica and are safe on board an Australian supply ship, rescuers say.

Antarctic ship helicopter rescue bid fails

2014-01-02 08:06

Sea ice has stalled a planned helicopter rescue of passengers on a Russian ship trapped in frozen Antarctic seas, despite improved weather conditions.

 

Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages

2014-03-11 15:02

The steam and heat from volcanoes allowed species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, a study shows, offering help for scientists dealing with climate change.

Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return

2014-01-13 19:02

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a cm to ocean levels.

Chinese vessel breaks free in Antarctica

2014-01-07 16:39

A Chinese ship that helped rescue passengers from a Russian vessel trapped in Antarctica only to get stuck in the ice itself has broken free, state media reported.

Antarctic passengers tell of rescue

2014-01-03 07:47

The passengers of the Russian research ship stuck in the Antarctic have told of their dramatic rescue by helicopter, after numerous failed attempts were made to rescue them.

Antarctic helicopter rescue under way

2014-01-02 12:04

A helicopter mission to rescue 52 passengers trapped on an icebound Russian research ship has finally started in Antarctica after a number of failed icebreaking attempts.

Winds, rain halt Antarctic ship rescue

2014-01-01 11:42

Strong winds and rain have prevented the helicopter rescue of passengers on a Russian ship stuck in ice off Antarctica, as those onboard rang in the New Year with a sing-song from the deck.

 
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