Antarctica

Climate changes put the freeze on elephant seal births

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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.

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.

Environment, Environment 27 Mar 2014

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

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.

06 Feb 2014

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

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.

06 Feb 2014

Teenage polar explorer on quest to raise climate change awareness

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.

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

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.

08 Jan 2014

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

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

Environment, Environment 08 Jan 2014

All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice

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.

World, Top News 02 Jan 2014

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

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

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

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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Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead

JINDO/MOKPO South Korea - Relatives of some of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as a rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.