Antarctica

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Erling Kagge: “People say I have three kids and a demanding job, so how can I expect to get any silence – that’s not correct: if you do the dishes after dinner, you will get silence as no one is going to interrupt you.”

Erling Kagge has led a life so staggeringly eventful and impressive, it almost verges on parody. Already a successful lawyer in his native Norway, in(...)

Extensive sea ice late in the summer meant the Adélie penguins had to travel further for food and all but two chicks starved. Photograph: WWF/PA Wire

A colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts ha(...)

Jeff Dunne is starting his second  season working on a New Zealand research base in Antarctica this month

Jeff Dunne from Bray, Co Wicklow is a base camp manager and medic at a New Zealand research base in Antarctica. He is currently preparing to lead (...)

John Gregory has been living and working in Christchurch for five years
Welcome to My Place ... Christchurch
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  • September 15, 2017, 11:00

John Gregory, originally from Skerries, Co Dublin, is a mechanical engineer who has been living in Christchurch, New Zealand, for the past five years.(...)

File image of an Antarctic ice shelf. File photograph: German Aerospace Centre/EPA

Scientists believe they have found the largest volcanic region on Earth — under the ice of Antarctica. A remote survey has discovered 91 volcanoes r(...)

A fruitcake found at Cape Adare, Antarctica. Photograph: Antarctic Heritage Trust handout/EPA

A century-old fruitcake has been discovered in Antarctica in “excellent condition” after being preserved by the continent’s sub-zero temperatures. It(...)

Photograph: Joseph Woods

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, where most travels around the country begin and end, has a slightly frontier feel. Wide boulevards, modern buildings(...)

Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

Aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. Photograph: AFP/Nasa/Swansea University.

One of the largest icebergs on record has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have announced. Researchers who have been monitorin(...)

A section of the walkers reach the summit of Mount Brandon

Like many other walkers, I like to take advantage of the long daylight hours of summer to take a tilt at a good long ridge walk. This year I decided t(...)

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