Antarctica

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Michael Harrington: “There is nothing better than feeling nature all around you.”
Why I Love . . . Hiking

I guess you’d call hiking “soft” adventure. It’s thrilling, but an attainable experience for many people. Luckily for me, hiking is something I’ve man(...)

Smoke billows on the horizon from coal-powered plants in Hambach, Germany. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The immediate consequences of climate change are worse than previously thought, according to the world’s leading climatologists. Their warning of hei(...)

Jamie Monahan at the shore in Brooklyn, New York. Monahan will attempt to become the fastest person to complete six marathon swims on six continents within 16 days. Photograph: Marian Carrasquero/The New York Times

The weather wasn’t cooperating with Jaimie Monahan on a recent weekend morning. It had rained heavily the night before, making the wind and waves too (...)

Dissolved salts are thought to keep the water fluid, despite having a temperature below freezing point. Photograph: iStock

A huge 20km (12 mile) wide lake of liquid water lies beneath the southern ice cap of Mars, scientists have learned. Dissolved salts are thought to ke(...)

When I googled “how to pack your bag” last week I got 449 million results, more than “how to end poverty” and “how to cure cancer” combined

The other day I caught up with a well-travelled American friend who had outdone himself this year by managing to see penguins in Antarctica, gorillas (...)

The RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship’s hull is launched in the river Mersey, England. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

David Attenborough has said he was “extraordinarily emotional” as he launched the hull of a polar research ship named after him into the water for the(...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018. Photograph: Oli Sansom 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

 Ice floats near the coast of Antarctica. Photograph: Nasa

The Antarctic ice sheet lost about 3 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to satellite analysis, with recent losses causing global (...)

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica:  ice loss is speeding up and adding even more to rising sea levels. Photograph: John Sonntag/Nasa via The New York Times

It may be the remotest region in the world but Antarctica is “intimately coupled” with the rest of the planet and human society, according to a group (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (centre) at a media briefing in Wellington on Monday. Photograph: Nick Perry/AP

A report released by Canada’s spy agency has warned that New Zealand, one of its closest allies, has been influenced at every level of society by the (...)

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