Antartica

India preparing law on Antarctica

India is preparing a law for safeguarding its interest in Antarctica, an official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) said here on Tuesday.

May 09, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Australia risks losing its share of Antarctica

Australia is in danger of losing its position as an Antarctic leader, as well as its claim over the frozen continent, unless it maintains funding for its scientific research program, experts said.

Dec 13, 2016, 10:06 AM IST

Sick workers evacuated in daring South Pole rescue

The plane`s crew and a medical team had made the 10-hour journey to the South Pole from the British Antarctic Survey`s Rothera research station.

Jun 23, 2016, 11:39 AM IST

Australian icebreaker heading home after Antarctica grounding

Australia's flagship icebreaker was today steaming back home with its crew after running aground in Antarctica during a blizzard, with experts saying damage to the hull was minor.

Mar 03, 2016, 13:14 PM IST

Ship that ran aground off Antarctica freed, researchers safe

An icebreaker carrying researchers that ran aground off the coast of Antarctica was freed by crew today and was afloat again, the Australian government said.

Feb 27, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Aparna Kumar - India's first civil servant to conquer Antarctica’s highest peak

Aparna Kumar, an Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer, scaled the highest peak in Antarctica last week, to become India's first civil servant to do it.

Jan 28, 2016, 21:36 PM IST
Runaway loss of Antartica ice may last for centuries

Runaway loss of Antartica ice may last for centuries

The runaway loss of ice from Antarctica as a result of global climate change could last for centuries, said a study on Friday.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:29 PM IST
World Ozone Day: 30 years of healing the ozone together!

World Ozone Day: 30 years of healing the ozone together!

This massive “hole” in the ozone layer triggered panic leading to the signing of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol.

Sep 16, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

Antarctic winds speeding up ice melt

Changes in the winds blowing over Antarctica are warming the waters under the continental ice shelf, says a new study.

Jul 08, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Japan PM vows efforts to resume commercial whale hunt

Japan`s prime minister told parliament today he would boost his efforts towards restarting commercial whaling, despite a top UN court`s order that Tokyo must stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Jun 09, 2014, 16:21 PM IST

Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays at Antartica!

If this information stands true, the history books have to be rewritten soon. According to scientists, some parts on the coldest region on our earth - Antartica - was as warm as today`s California coast.

Apr 22, 2014, 11:48 AM IST

Chile aids stranded Korean ship in Antarctica

A Korean-flagged fishing ship is stranded in Antarctica with 90 passengers aboard.
Chile`s Navy yesterday said that the Kwang Ja Ho struck the ocean floor about 1,500 feet (450 metres) from the coast while cruising through Antarctic waters.

Feb 25, 2014, 05:29 AM IST

Chinese icebreaker shines spotlight on polar ambitions

A Chinese research vessel`s escape from pack ice after evacuating 52 people from a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has shone a spotlight on the Asian power`s growing polar ambitions at both ends of the Earth.

Jan 08, 2014, 11:39 AM IST

Supraglacial lakes moving along Antartic ice shelf

Satellite images have revealed a sequence of lakes on top of the George VI ice shelf in Antarctica moving along the boundary of the ice shelf with Alexander Island.

Jan 14, 2012, 18:06 PM IST

Ozone hole over Antarctica on the road to recovery

Researchers in Australia have claimed that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is on the road to recovery, 22 years after the Montreal Protocol to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and related ozone-destroying chemicals came into force.

May 17, 2011, 13:04 PM IST

S Korea halts search for 17 missing crewmen

The search for 17 crewmen missing from a S Korean trawler that sank off Antarctica has been halted.

Dec 14, 2010, 10:31 AM IST