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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

Global warming now extends to Antarctica

Each of the Earth’s continents has experienced a rise in temperature with the exception, it was previously thought, the Antarctic. However new data suggests that southern region is also subject to global warming.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Unable to sell whale meat Japanese agency resorts to brawn

Tokyo - With around 5,000 tonnes of whale meat sitting unwanted in freezers around Japan, the country's leading cetacean research organization is about to launch a campaign pushing its health benefits.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Scientists argue reasons for Antarctic sea ice expansion

With records going back to 1979, there is little dispute that Arctic ice is in retreat but up till now scientists have had difficulty in reconciling an expansion of Antarctic sea ice with global warming.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

What Antarctica looks like without ice — the Bedmap 2 Project

A new study of the physical properties of the Antarctic landmass has revealed the most detailed map yet produced, showing a landscape of mountain ranges gorges and ravines significantly deeper than ever imagined.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Antarctic subglacial Lake Vostok yields new bacterial life form

Russian researchers studying samples from Lake Vostok, the largest subglacial lake in the Antarctica, say they have found a new microbial life form unknown to science.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments
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