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#Antarctica

# antarctica - This year 2022

Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:45 PM 25,549 Views 0 Comments

An image on social media purports to show proof of a flat Earth.

Scientists begin mission to explore Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier
# Thwaites Glacier
# Thwaites Glacier

Scientists begin mission to explore Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier

Jan 6th 2022, 10:56 AM 28,686 Views 32 Comments

Thwaites is putting about 45 billion tonnes of ice into the water a year.

# antarctica - Last year 2021

World's widest glacier retreating rapidly and facing threat of collapse, research warns
# Thwaites Glacier
# Thwaites Glacier

World's widest glacier retreating rapidly and facing threat of collapse, research warns

Dec 15th 2021, 3:24 PM 29,002 Views 34 Comments

A collapse would cause global sea levels to rise and put millions of people at risk of extreme flooding.

World's largest iceberg - slightly bigger than Majorca - breaks off Antarctica
# European Space Agency
# European Space Agency

World's largest iceberg - slightly bigger than Majorca - breaks off Antarctica

May 20th 2021, 11:19 AM 27,203 Views 18 Comments

The iceberg is around 170 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide, and is floating through the Weddell Sea.

# antarctica - All time

Temperature in Antarctica tops 20 degrees for the first time
# Climate
# Climate

Temperature in Antarctica tops 20 degrees for the first time

Feb 13th 2020, 9:50 PM 24,775 Views 47 Comments

Last week, an Argentine part of Antarctica recorded its hottest day since readings began at 18.3 degrees Celsius.

Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees

Feb 7th 2020, 9:59 PM 25,717 Views 102 Comments

The temperature climbed to 18.3 degrees, beating the previous record of 17.5 degrees.

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board
# Chile
# Chile

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board

Dec 10th 2019, 7:19 AM 18,895 Views 9 Comments

The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern apologises for 1979 plane crash which killed over 250 people
# Antarctica
# Antarctica

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern apologises for 1979 plane crash which killed over 250 people

Nov 28th 2019, 8:38 AM 27,834 Views 23 Comments

The Air New Zealand plane was on a sightseeing flight over Antarctica when it crashed into a mountain.

In just 3 years, Antarctic sea ice shrank by an area four times greater than France
# NASA Study
# NASA Study

In just 3 years, Antarctic sea ice shrank by an area four times greater than France

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:19 AM 12,206 Views 45 Comments

From 2014 to 2017, “the Antarctic lost almost as much as the Arctic” over almost 40 years, and now stands at a record low.

US explorer completes first unaided, solo trek across the Antarctic
# Going Solo
# Going Solo

US explorer completes first unaided, solo trek across the Antarctic

Dec 27th 2018, 8:39 AM 15,268 Views 9 Comments

Colin O’Brady (33) took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometre) crossing.

Researcher stabs colleague at remote Russian Antarctic station after 'tensions in a confined space'
# Bellingshausen
# Bellingshausen

Researcher stabs colleague at remote Russian Antarctic station after 'tensions in a confined space'

Oct 24th 2018, 8:43 AM 20,727 Views 18 Comments

The man voluntarily surrendered to the chief of the station and is under house arrest.

This plan could see an iceberg being towed to Cape Town to ease drought conditions
# Water Crisis
# Water Crisis

This plan could see an iceberg being towed to Cape Town to ease drought conditions

Jul 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 29,475 Views 35 Comments

Earlier this year, Cape Town came within weeks of forcing residents to queue for water rations at public stations as a result of a drought.

The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate
# Picking Up Pace
# Picking Up Pace

The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate

Jun 14th 2018, 7:13 AM 20,365 Views 81 Comments

Scientists have warned that the melting ice could redraw Earth’s coastlines.

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony
# Adelie Penguins
# Adelie Penguins

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

Oct 13th 2017, 9:56 PM 31,240 Views 26 Comments

The thousands of death has been called a “breeding failure” by experts.

Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps
# A Hero's Journey
# A Hero's Journey

Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps

Jul 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 15,391 Views 10 Comments

The documentary maker who compiled the diaries said they show the family share Tom Crean’s “traits of endurance”.

A huge chunk of ice 60 storeys high is about to break off Antarctica
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

A huge chunk of ice 60 storeys high is about to break off Antarctica

Jul 6th 2017, 8:21 AM 44,965 Views 67 Comments

The Larsen C shelf would be one of the biggest icebergs in history.

Iceberg as big as Galway on the brink of breaking away into ocean
# Antarctica
# Antarctica

Iceberg as big as Galway on the brink of breaking away into ocean

Jun 1st 2017, 10:01 AM 20,389 Views 51 Comments

If the Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf splits, it will produce one of the biggest icebergs ever seen.

An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction
# Antarctic
# Antarctic

An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction

Jan 7th 2017, 7:45 AM 31,674 Views 56 Comments

Kildare scientist Dr Martin O’Leary told TheJournal.ie that it could lead to a rise of 10cm in sea levels worldwide.

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole
# Medical Reasons
# Medical Reasons

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole

Dec 1st 2016, 4:10 PM 20,050 Views 44 Comments

The second man on the moon was there as part of a tourist group.

Two research workers brought to hospital in rare Antarctic rescue mission
# South Pole
# South Pole

Two research workers brought to hospital in rare Antarctic rescue mission

Jun 23rd 2016, 9:27 AM 15,288 Views 9 Comments

It was only the third time that an emergency rescue operation has been launched in the middle of winter.

An iceberg twice the size of Limerick city has killed 150,000 penguins
# Landlocked
# Landlocked

An iceberg twice the size of Limerick city has killed 150,000 penguins

Feb 14th 2016, 6:33 PM 51,649 Views 55 Comments

The iceberg’s grounding left penguins having to walk more than 60 kilometres to find food.

This Irish army officer is recreating Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
# 21st Century Explorer
# 21st Century Explorer

This Irish army officer is recreating Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition

Oct 4th 2015, 8:15 AM 14,585 Views 22 Comments

Sinéad Hunt is setting off on the trip of a lifetime in two weeks.

16 amazing photos from a penguinologist's lens
# P-p-perfect
# P-p-perfect

16 amazing photos from a penguinologist's lens

May 31st 2015, 2:00 PM 16,445 Views 29 Comments

Little is known about the habits and behaviors…

Drone footage from the harshest place on earth will take your breath away
# Antarctica
# Antarctica

Drone footage from the harshest place on earth will take your breath away

May 3rd 2015, 4:32 PM 22,585 Views 19 Comments

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and emptiest (in terms of human inhabitants) place on earth.

Seriously ill Antarctic worker transferred to hospital after two-week journey
# Rescue
# Rescue

Seriously ill Antarctic worker transferred to hospital after two-week journey

Apr 3rd 2015, 1:51 PM 11,441 Views 1 Comment

An icebreaker transported the man back to Australia.

Looking for a summer job? How about working as a postmaster in Antarctica?

Looking for a summer job? How about working as a postmaster in Antarctica?

Mar 2nd 2015, 9:47 PM 12,939 Views 9 Comments

That’s what Anthony Galvin is hoping to do later this year.

Dutch woman reaches the South Pole on a Massey Ferguson tractor
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

Dutch woman reaches the South Pole on a Massey Ferguson tractor

Dec 9th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,173 Views 31 Comments

“The tractor for me symbolises that if you want to do something, maybe you will not be so fast but if you keep going and keep your sense of humour you will get there”.

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Jan 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 7,617 Views 1 Comment

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 6,186 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue now stuck in ice
# Hold Up
# Hold Up

Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue now stuck in ice

Jan 4th 2014, 11:30 AM 14,155 Views 35 Comments

The Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, came close to reaching the Russian ship stuck last week – and now has been blocked itself.

Stranded Antarctic passengers finally rescued from stuck ship
# Trapped
# Trapped

Stranded Antarctic passengers finally rescued from stuck ship

Jan 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 15,542 Views 22 Comments

A helicopter from a nearby Chinese ship has begun ferrying scientists, tourists and journalists from the trapped ship.

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica
# Stranded
# Stranded

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica

Dec 31st 2013, 4:05 PM 6,751 Views 15 Comments

The 52 passengers will be taken by helicopter to a nearby ship, while the 22 crew members are expected to remain with the trapped vessel.

Attempt to rescue science ship stranded in Antarctica since Christmas fails
# Trapped
# Trapped

Attempt to rescue science ship stranded in Antarctica since Christmas fails

Dec 30th 2013, 10:07 AM 17,008 Views 62 Comments

It was the third attempt to rescue the scientific expedition ship which is trapped in ice estimated to be around 3 metres thick.

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve
# Trapped
# Trapped

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve

Dec 27th 2013, 12:11 PM 13,629 Views 15 Comments

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration
# Polar Exploration
# Polar Exploration

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration

Jul 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 6,965 Views 9 Comments

The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.

How one man left home without a penny – and travelled 40,000km
# On A Shoestring
# On A Shoestring

How one man left home without a penny – and travelled 40,000km

May 19th 2012, 10:30 AM 9,279 Views 47 Comments

Michael Wigge left Berlin with nothing. Eleven countries later, he was in Antarctica. Here’s how he did it.

In pictures: Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole
# South Pole
# South Pole

In pictures: Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole

Jan 19th 2012, 8:30 PM 7,174 Views 14 Comments

Archived images of Scott and his team members, including Irishman Tom Crean, during his ill-fated push to reach the South Pole first.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 16th 2011, 11:00 AM 69 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

3,200km off course: Lost penguin taken to New Zealand zoo over health fears
# Happy Feet
# Happy Feet

3,200km off course: Lost penguin taken to New Zealand zoo over health fears

Jun 24th 2011, 11:58 AM 492 Views 0 Comments

The young Emperor penguin is a long way from his Antarctic home.

Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures
# Google
# Google

Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures

Oct 1st 2010, 12:34 PM 653 Views 2 Comments

Browse three continents before lunch.