Antarctica

Climate changes put the freeze on elephant seal births

SYDNEY - More ice means fewer elephant seal pups, according to Australian scientists studying breeding colonies on Macquarie Island near Antarctica and atmospheric changes in the region that have affected the feeding grounds.

Book Talk: Leadership in the world's most extreme workplace 06 Feb 2014

SYDNEY - At age 34, Rachael Robertson accepted the biggest challenge of her life: to lead a large, 12-month expedition in Antarctica. Two months on, she found herself having to ask the team of 120 how they managed to get through a year's supply of condoms in just eight weeks.

Teenage polar explorer on quest to raise climate change awareness 27 Jan 2014

NEW YORK - Parker Liautaud, the teenage polar explorer who set the record last year as the fastest unsupported person to trek to the South Pole, said he set off on the 314-mile trip from the coast of Antarctica to draw attention to climate change.

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Stranded Antarctic ships break free of ice, heading to open sea 08 Jan 2014

SYDNEY - A Russian research vessel and Chinese icebreaker stranded in Antarctica have broken free from the heavy ice that gripped them and are making steady progress towards open waters, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said on Wednesday. | Video

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All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice 02 Jan 2014

SYDNEY - A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. | Video

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Trapped ship passengers can't go overboard with New Year celebration 01 Jan 2014

SYDNEY - Passengers and crew aboard a Russian ship trapped for eight days in ice off Antarctica planned to ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks and song as they waited for a break in a blizzard to allow a Chinese helicopter to rescue them. | Video

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Trapped ship passengers can't go overboard with New Year celebration 31 Dec 2013

SYDNEY - Passengers and crew aboard a Russian ship trapped for eight days in ice off Antarctica planned to ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks and song as they waited for a break in a blizzard to allow a Chinese helicopter to rescue them. | Video

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Cracking ice bodes well for Antarctica ship rescue 29 Dec 2013

PERTH, Australia - Ice that has trapped a Russian ship with 74 people on board in Antarctica appeared to be cracking up on Sunday, raising hopes for a rescue as a powerful Australian icebreaker approached the stranded vessel. | Video

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Cracking ice bodes well for Antarctica ship rescue 29 Dec 2013

PERTH, Australia - Ice that has trapped a Russian ship with 74 people on board in Antarctica appeared to be cracking up on Sunday, raising hopes for a rescue as a powerful Australian icebreaker approached the stranded vessel. | Video

Ice foils rescue of Russian ship stranded in Antarctica 27 Dec 2013

SYDNEY/MOSCOW - A Chinese icebreaker trying to reach a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has been halted by thick ice within sight of the stricken vessel, a passenger and Australian rescue officials said on Saturday. | Video

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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - U krainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade. | Video