Australia's two-decade Antarctic plan
Put those scientists on ice. That's the federal government's literal response to a two-decade plan for Australia's Antarctic involvement. Amid fears Australia was failing to meet its international obligations to carry out research on the frozen continent, Environment Minister Greg Hunt is now championing a 'massive injection' into Antarctic research funding and capability. Read more.
Australia Unveils Big Funding Plans For Antarctica Research
Australia has announced big ticket investment plans in Antartica to boost scientific research and development. Read more.
The Big Lie Behind Japanese Whaling
TOKYO — The International Court of Justice’s decision last March to prohibit Japan’s annual whale hunt in Antarctic waters was greeted by many as an historic step against a reprehensible practice. Yet last month, despite the enormous diplomatic toll, Japan vowed to continue its whaling activities under a controversial research program of dubious scientific merit. Read more.
Japan’s chance to develop Antarctic marine sanctuary
TOKYO/WASHINGTON – In June, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted leaders from almost 90 countries (including Japan) and from many fields, including government, civil society and academia, at a conference in Washington to discuss how to better protect the oceans. Read more.
Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum
Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Read more.
A Tale of Two Poles: Sea Ice in Antarctica Surged in September to Record Extent But Remained Low in the Arctic
Even as climate change continues to be felt around the world, its impact in the Arctic and Antarctic are, in part, a tale of two poles. Read more.
Images from the ice world: Photographer battles 80ft waves to capture these breathtaking pictures of Antarctica
With a serene turquoise glow glimmering from beneath, and icy blue radiance from within, they appear otherworldly. But these spellbinding icebergs, stunningly captured by American photographer Michael Leggero, are very much of earth.. Read more.
West Antarctica's Meltdown Weakens Earth's Gravity
West Antarctica's incredible weight loss can be felt from space, a new study reports. So much ice has disappeared from West Antarctica in recent years that Earth's gravity is now weaker there, researchers reported in the Aug. 28 issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Read more.
Antarctica Ocean Health Index
Antarctica deserves to be valued
Antarctica New Zealand chief executive Peter Beggs says Christchurch needs to better recognise the economic activity associated with the polar region as 32 new recruits fly south today for the opening of the 2014-15 "summer" season. Read more.