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South Pole expedition to be ultimate test of renewable energy

On 15 November 2017, Robert Swan, OBE, 61, is embarking on an expedition to Antarctica with his son Barney, 23, one of a new generation of explorers. Their expedition will be the first polar expedition powered solely by renewable energy sources.

Canadian rescue plane lands at British research station

A small Canadian plane has successfully completed a dangerous rescue mission, evacuating two sick Lockheed-Martin workers from the Amundson-Scott research station to the UK's Rothera station on Tuesday.

Calgary-based airline on rare rescue mission to Antarctica

Calgary - Two Twin Otter bush planes out of Calgary, Canada are on a rare and dangerous rescue mission this week to evacuate two workers at the Amundsen-Scott research station.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

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.

Canadian crew killed in South Pole plane crash

Three Canadian crew members of an Antarctic research plane are presumed dead after their aircraft crashed during a flight between two research camps.

79-year-old is first African American woman to reach both Poles Special

A 79-year-old from New York has become the first African American woman on record to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole.

Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking

In large parts of Antarctica ice is expanding contrary to the general public belief that global warming has led to a melting of the continental ice shelf.

Ban on Antarctic mass tourism

BALTIMORE – At a conference in the United States on Friday a strict limit has been imposed on tourism at the South Pole.

Father, teen son make history by completing trip to South Pole

A British father and his teenage son became the first father-son pair to complete the arduous journey to the South Pole, the coldest place on Earth.

South Pole Rescue Team Nears Safety

The most difficult part seemingly behind them, a rescue team that bucked the deep freeze of the polar winter to evacuate a sick American doctor from the South Pole is now looking to make a last jaunt across the Drake Passage to safety. With two day...
 

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Barbara Hillary giving a speech.
Barbara Hillary giving a speech.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Hillary
A small sastrugi on the surface of the Antarctic Plateau  with SnoCat vehicle in the distance.
A small sastrugi on the surface of the Antarctic Plateau, with SnoCat vehicle in the distance.
Stephen Bannister
Barbara Hillary training for her expedition to the North Pole.
Barbara Hillary training for her expedition to the North Pole.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Hillary
Robert Swan and his son  Barney will begin an expedition to the South Pole in November  relying only...
Robert Swan and his son, Barney will begin an expedition to the South Pole in November, relying only on renewable technologies.
2041 Climate Force
A long trek made by Robert Swan to the South Pole.
A long trek made by Robert Swan to the South Pole.
2041 Climate Force
Construction of a new Amundsen-Scott research station  adjacent to the Dome  began in 1999. The new ...
Construction of a new Amundsen-Scott research station, adjacent to the Dome, began in 1999. The new station was constructed in sections with Science, Medical, Administration, Communications, Multipurpose Room, and additional living quarters.
NOAA
Getting ready to take off from Amundson-Scott research station.
Getting ready to take off from Amundson-Scott research station.
NSF
The notebook of Zoologist  George Murray Levick  which Lizzie Meek and her team rescued from the ice...
The notebook of Zoologist, George Murray Levick, which Lizzie Meek and her team rescued from the ice.
Courtesy of Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand
The Antarctic Heritage Trust is pleased to have in its possession a recently found notebook  which p...
The Antarctic Heritage Trust is pleased to have in its possession a recently found notebook, which provides scientists insight into the region.
Courtesy of Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand
Robert Falcon Scott s Pole party of his ill-fated expedition  from left to right at the Pole: Oates ...
Robert Falcon Scott's Pole party of his ill-fated expedition, from left to right at the Pole: Oates (standing), Bowers (sitting), Scott (standing in front of Union Jack flag on pole), Wilson (sitting), Evans (standing). Bowers took this photograph, using a piece of string to operate the camera shutter.
Henry Bowers (1883–1912)

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