Monday, 11th December 2023

Antarctica: What’s the big deal over resource exploitation?

Fish and krill are abundant in the seas around the South Pole, while potential energy reserves there could help us in the future. Why, then, is it so important to protect this icy wilderness?


31 Jan 2019
A record arctic air mass will remain over the central and eastern United States over the next several days. Several people have died in the dangerously low temperatures, but the weather looks set to ease.
28 Jun 2020
Microplastics have reached one of the world's most remote food systems, a new study has found. The findings raise concerns over the future of Antarctica's fragile ecosystem, which is already threatened by climate change.
20 May 2021
A newly calved iceberg in Antarctica is larger than the size of the Spanish island of Majorca, making it the biggest berg currently afloat in the world.
26 Oct 2022
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's four-day trip to Antarctica was to mark the 65th anniversary of Scott Base — the nation's research station on the ice-covered continent.
26 May
It's a story of ambition, mutiny, heroism and survival; a voyage that swiftly descended into a nightmare at sea; a grueling test of endurance that lasted 13 months, pushing the crew of the Belgica whaling ship to the depths of despair and even madness.