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

May 20th 2021, 11:19 AM 27,160 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2020, 9:50 PM 24,748 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
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Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees

Feb 7th 2020, 9:59 PM 25,698 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
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Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board

Dec 10th 2019, 7:19 AM 18,863 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
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern apologises for 1979 plane crash which killed over 250 people

Nov 28th 2019, 8:38 AM 27,817 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
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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.

US explorer completes first unaided, solo trek across the Antarctic
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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.

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

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

Jul 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 29,425 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.

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

Jun 14th 2018, 7:13 AM 20,342 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
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Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

Oct 13th 2017, 9:56 PM 31,225 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
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Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps

Jul 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 15,356 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
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A huge chunk of ice 60 storeys high is about to break off Antarctica

Jul 6th 2017, 8:21 AM 44,805 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
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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.

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

Jan 7th 2017, 7:45 AM 31,628 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
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Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole

Dec 1st 2016, 4:10 PM 19,813 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
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Two research workers brought to hospital in rare Antarctic rescue mission

Jun 23rd 2016, 9:27 AM 15,274 Views 8 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
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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.

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

Oct 4th 2015, 8:15 AM 14,411 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
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16 amazing photos from a penguinologist's lens

May 31st 2015, 2:00 PM 16,423 Views 29 Comments

Little is known about the habits and behaviors…

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

May 3rd 2015, 4:32 PM 22,559 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
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Seriously ill Antarctic worker transferred to hospital after two-week journey

Apr 3rd 2015, 1:51 PM 11,428 Views 1 Comment

An icebreaker transported the man back to Australia.

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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.

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

Dec 9th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,098 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
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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.

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
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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
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Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue now stuck in ice

Jan 4th 2014, 11:30 AM 14,136 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
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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.

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

Dec 31st 2013, 4:05 PM 6,727 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
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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.

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

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

Jul 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 6,728 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
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How one man left home without a penny – and travelled 40,000km

May 19th 2012, 10:30 AM 9,255 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
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In pictures: Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole

Jan 19th 2012, 8:30 PM 7,019 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
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 16th 2011, 11:00 AM 50 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
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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.

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

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

Browse three continents before lunch.