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#Antarctica

# antarctica - Thursday 20 May, 2021

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 27,167 Views 18 Comments

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

# antarctica - Thursday 13 February, 2020

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 24,752 Views 47 Comments

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

# antarctica - Friday 7 February, 2020

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 25,700 Views 102 Comments

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

# antarctica - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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 18,866 Views 9 Comments

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

# antarctica - Thursday 28 November, 2019

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 27,821 Views 23 Comments

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

# antarctica - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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 12,192 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.

# antarctica - Thursday 27 December, 2018

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 15,257 Views 9 Comments

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

# antarctica - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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 20,712 Views 18 Comments

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

# antarctica - Saturday 7 July, 2018

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 29,434 Views 34 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.

# antarctica - Thursday 14 June, 2018

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 20,348 Views 81 Comments

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

# antarctica - Friday 13 October, 2017

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 31,227 Views 26 Comments

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

# antarctica - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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 15,361 Views 10 Comments

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

# antarctica - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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 44,824 Views 67 Comments

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

# antarctica - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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 20,352 Views 51 Comments

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

# antarctica - Saturday 7 January, 2017

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 31,636 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.

# antarctica - Thursday 1 December, 2016

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 19,841 Views 44 Comments

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

# antarctica - Thursday 23 June, 2016

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 15,277 Views 8 Comments

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

# antarctica - Sunday 14 February, 2016

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 51,621 Views 55 Comments

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

# antarctica - Sunday 4 October, 2015

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 14,437 Views 22 Comments

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

# antarctica - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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 16,425 Views 29 Comments

Little is known about the habits and behaviors…

# antarctica - Sunday 3 May, 2015

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 22,564 Views 19 Comments

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

# antarctica - Friday 3 April, 2015

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 11,430 Views 1 Comment

An icebreaker transported the man back to Australia.

# antarctica - Monday 2 March, 2015

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 12,919 Views 9 Comments

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

# antarctica - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

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 14,108 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”.

# antarctica - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Jan 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 7,612 Views 1 Comment

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

# antarctica - Saturday 4 January, 2014

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 6,175 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 14,138 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.

# antarctica - Thursday 2 January, 2014

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

Stranded Antarctic passengers finally rescued from stuck ship

Jan 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 15,524 Views 22 Comments

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

# antarctica - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

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 6,729 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.

# antarctica - Monday 30 December, 2013

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 16,991 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.

# antarctica - Friday 27 December, 2013

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 13,614 Views 15 Comments

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

# antarctica - Sunday 29 July, 2012

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 6,780 Views 9 Comments

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

# antarctica - Saturday 19 May, 2012

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 9,264 Views 47 Comments

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

# antarctica - Thursday 19 January, 2012

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 7,032 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.

# antarctica - Sunday 16 October, 2011

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 16th 2011, 11:00 AM 52 Views 2 Comments

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

# antarctica - Friday 24 June, 2011

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 475 Views 0 Comments

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

# antarctica - Friday 1 October, 2010

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

Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures

Oct 1st 2010, 12:34 PM 640 Views 0 Comments

Browse three continents before lunch.