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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.