New studies show what experts say is the direct consequence of global warming on Magellanic penguins in South America
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Saturday 14 September 2013
Antarctica’s monumental icebergs, history of heroic exploration and fearless wildlife give it an allure that is enhanced by its remoteness. The only realistic way for tourists to visit the vast White Continent is by ship. For most, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so it is important to choose carefully.
Monday 09 September 2013
The glacier is losing ice at faster rate than it is being replenished
It holds enough water to raise sea levels 50 metres, but East Antarctica ice sheet is even more unstable than we thought
Wednesday 28 August 2013
The massive ice sheet of East Antarctica, which is up to 4 kilometres thick and holds enough frozen water to raise sea levels by more than 50 metres, is more unstable than previous studies have suggested, scientists said.
Thursday 22 August 2013
A slide pinned to a cliff face that shoots users into the sea – as long as the tide is in – has landed adventurer Bear Grylls in hot water.
Monday 05 August 2013
It is important we do not place the blame for the abuse being dished out on Twitter’s shoulders as well. It’s just a company, not a person
Sunday 14 July 2013
The Grace satellite measures tiny fluctuations of the Earth’s gravity field resulting from the loss of ice into the sea
Thursday 04 July 2013
The former French legionnaire and 73-year-old adventurer Simon Murray is the new chairman of oil company Gulf Keystone.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Helicopters drop 200 tons of poison pellets in world’s biggest extermination project
Wednesday 03 July 2013
A dismantlable research station created in the icy wastes for the British Antarctic Survey has been shortlisted for a global architecture award.
Friday 28 June 2013
Is there a cooler architect in Britain than Hugh Broughton? Cooler, as in designing Antarctic bases capable of withstanding temperatures of minus 55C and winds that surge to 100mph, and keeping researchers comfortable for the nine months of the year that they are marooned at their research bases without any prospect of flying or shipping out.
Monday 03 June 2013
Done much special?
Sunday 26 May 2013
Being on an expedition is about deprivation Whether its trekking through the jungles in Peru or hiking up Kilimanjaro, you really value the resources you have: one pair of pants, limited rations of food, limited battery power. My trips also remind me what I have left behind. Once I'm back home, I'll really value what I have, until I start to become complacent – then I'll go off around the world again.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Study concludes there is 1 in 20 chance that existing defences would be unable to cope with extreme storm surge
Friday 10 May 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
Monday 15 April 2013
Scientists have harnessed the principles of photosynthesis to develop a new way of producing hydrogen – in a breakthrough that offers a possible solution to global energy problems.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back