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Icebergs could float to the rescue of Cape Town water crisis

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JOHANNESBURG Marine salvage experts are floating a plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town to help solve the region's worst water shortage in a century.

Icebergs could float to the rescue of Cape Town water crisis

JOHANNESBURG Marine salvage experts are floating a plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town to help solve the region's worst water shortage in a century.

30 Apr 2018

UK, U.S. study Antarctic glacier, hoping to crack sea level risks

OSLO Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels.

Environment, Environment 30 Apr 2018

UK, U.S. study Antarctic glacier, hoping to crack sea level risks

OSLO Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels.

30 Apr 2018

Blister buster: Runners contest global, multi-marathon endurance race

From the freezing tundra of Antarctica to the sweltering shores of Miami beach, contestants reached the finish line of a gruelling international marathon event this week which saw them complete seven marathons on seven continents within seven days.

07 Feb 2018

Bid to expand Antarctic marine protection area fails: conservationist

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.

Environment, Environment 28 Oct 2017

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