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Bid to expand Antarctic marine protection area fails: conservationist

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SYDNEY A proposal to expand the world's largest marine conservation park in Antarctica by linking it with smaller ones failed at a meeting as Russian and Chinese delegates did not endorse it, a conservationist attending the session said on Saturday.

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

(This July 12 story corrects name of vessel in eighth paragraph and year it sank) | Video

Corrected: Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

(Corrects name of vessel in eighth paragraph and year it sank) | Video

World, Top News 13 Jul 2017

Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears. | Video

Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

21 Jun 2017

Giant iceberg like 'niggling tooth' set to crack off Antarctica

OSLO One of the biggest icebergs on record is like a "niggling tooth" about to snap off Antarctica and will be an extra hazard for ships around the frozen continent as it breaks up, scientists said on Wednesday.

Environment, Environment 21 Jun 2017

Giant iceberg like "niggling tooth" set to crack off Antarctica

OSLO One of the biggest icebergs on record is like a "niggling tooth" about to snap off Antarctica and will be an extra hazard for ships around the frozen continent as it breaks up, scientists said on Wednesday.

21 Jun 2017

Delaware-sized iceberg on verge of split from Antarctic shelf

SEATTLE A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles (13 kilometers) of the open ocean this week.

Environment, Environment 02 Jun 2017

Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary U.S. data show

OSLO Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary U.S. satellite data showed on Tuesday.

15 Feb 2017

Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary U.S. data show

OSLO Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary U.S. satellite data showed on Tuesday.

Environment, Environment 15 Feb 2017
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Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.