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It's Pope versus Pope in the World Cup Final

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI may play for the same team as Catholics, but they certainly don't cheer for the same team as football fans.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 2 comments

Emperor penguin numbers in decline

Emperor penguin populations could lose nearly one-fifth of their members by the end of the century as a result of climate change.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Exploding tourism numbers threaten the environment of Antarctica

According to reports from scientists studying Antarctica the large increase in tourism there is a threat to the natural environment. The area hosts a wealth of scientific information that may be damaged by tourism.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Antarctic glacier melt accelerates

Two independent studies suggest that the glaciers are on an irreversible path to liquefying and stand to raise global sea levels by around four meters in coming centuries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

‘Unstoppable' loss of Antarctic glaciers prompts sealevel warning

Irvine - The rapidly melting West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in an irreversible state of decline according to the latest NASA study. As a result, the "ice-dam" preventing glaciers in the area melting into the sea will ultimately disappear.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

- As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain as tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation destination.
In the Media by Vitiria Velez (AFP)

International court bans Japanese Antarctic whaling

The Hague - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, ordered Japan to put a stop to whaling in the Southern Ocean.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Decades of rising seas predicted as huge Antarctic glacier melts

Cambridge - Pine Island Glacier, part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the biggest single contributor to rises in global sea levels, continues to melt at record rates. The melt could continue for decades, according to new research.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier retreating at record speeds

Ilulissat - One of Greenland’s largest glaciers is moving at speeds never before recorded. In the process it’s moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at record rates.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Review: Stefan Molyneux on Martin Luther King

Last week, the Canadian Libertarian gave us his thoughts on Karl Marx. This week he turns to Martin Luther King, and shatters a few images in the process.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Stricken Russian vessel spends New Year still stranded on ice

The Russian vessel, Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in thick ice since Christmas Day and although the stricken ship has now been spotted, it remains stuck with 74 passengers, crew and scientists on board.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Coldest part of the world identified (video)

Using thermal-sensing satellites, scientists have pinpointed a region in East Antarctica with the coldest recorded temperatures on Earth.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Metallica brings heavy metal concert to sub-zero Antarctica

Metallica, one of the most recognizable metal bands in the world, offered an unusual concert in Antarctica. About a hundred fans heard the group through headphones to avoid environmental impact disrupting the peaceful life of Antarctic fauna.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Paul Watson, Canadian anti-whaling activist, testifies in U.S.

Seattle - Canadian anti-whaling fugitive activist Paul Watson addressed the U.S. appeals court on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Seattle, WA. The court will decide whether Watson should be held in contempt for confronting and attacking Japanese whaling vessels.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 4 comments

Antarctic Marine Reserve proposal rejected by China, Russia

Covering 1.9 million sq. mi., the Ross Sea is one of the most species-rich marine environments in the world. The Ross Sea and East Antarctic, part of the Southern Ocean, are in danger of over-fishing and in need of the world's protection.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Metallica books gig in Antarctica

The heavy metal legends of Metallica have announced what could arguably be their most badass concert to date — a live gig in Antarctica.
In the Media by John Simon Ritchie - 1 comment

Preview: Chile documentary shows the wildlife of a long country

A team of adventurous filmmakers has made a documentary that shows the opportunities to see wildlife along Chile, from the arid regions of the Atacama Desert to the Patagonia and Antarctica, and from the high Andes to the Pacific Ocean.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

New satellite data measures Arctic sea ice volume at record low

Edinburgh - Latest observations on Arctic sea ice from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Cryosat mission, presented at a symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week, reveal a new record low volume of sea ice in the northern polar region.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Sydney Australia is going to the mall for Taiji dolphins Special

Sydney - Four hosts will be going to Sydney's busiest mall on August 31 to spread awareness for the upcoming Taiji dolphin drives. Set to commence on Sept. 1, the dolphin hunt season runs for six months.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

Review: History and maritime exploration at the Bygdøy Peninsula museums Special

Oslo - For a traveler interested in history and discovery, a visit to Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula is a must. Located in close proximity of each other there are several interesting museums with a view of Norway’s past, adventure and ocean-going exploration.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments
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