Almost 25 years ago to the day, the Polar Star’s sister ship set the previous record.
Researchers estimate that soot, or black carbon, pollution in the most popular and accessible part of Antarctica is causing an extra inch of snowpack shrinkage every year.
Each year, the crew maneuvers the nearly 400-foot, 13,000-ton icebreaker to cut a channel to McMurdo Station, the U.S. Antarctic Program’s logistics hub.
The Coast Guard expects to launch the first of three new icebreakers in 2024. But don’t expect to see much of it in Alaska.
“The report that triggered this proposal call originally had a title that I think was quite catching. It asked ‘how much, how fast?’ ” researcher Martin Truffer said. “And that’s really the question here.”
This week, we’re responding to a listener who asked whether it’s true that sea ice in Antarctic waters has been generally increasing, while Arctic sea ice has seen dramatic declines.
Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it’s cracking off.
The second man to walk on the moon fell ill during a trip to the South Pole and is being flown to New Zealand. Aldrin is 86 years old.
At 600,000 square miles, the sanctuary covers an area twice the size of Texas and is known as polar “Garden of Eden.” This unanimous agreement is the result of years of negotiations.
The Pachamama Band, also known to a few as the Schwoerer family singers, are all members of one Swiss family that has been living at sea for the past sixteen years. They’ve been sailing around the world in a boat called Pachamama, educating people about climate change and re-strengthening humanity’s relationship with nature.