New studies show what experts say is the direct consequence of global warming on Magellanic penguins in South America
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Sunday 18 November 2012
The demolition derby aspect of the Vendée Globe round the world race continued to dominate coverage on Sunday as the fifth of the 20 starters limped off the racecourse and a sixth sought to fix a problem which could also force him to retire.
Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights, By Marina Waner
Carry the One, By Carol Anshaw
The New Granta Book of Travel, Edited by Liz Jobey
It's Fine By Me, By Per Petterson
Border Vigils: Keeping Migrants Out of the Rich World, By Jeremy Harding
Sunday 11 November 2012
Paperback reviews of the week
Friday 09 November 2012
“As mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne in 1992, I wondered if I had made a decision which meant that I was sending people to their deaths.”
Sunday 21 October 2012
Crowds gathered to wave off a tall ship as it set sail to become the first vessel of its kind to voyage around the world with a crew of disabled sailors.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The death of a man killed by a piece of falling masonry as he sat at a restaurant was an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Former US vice-president joins scientists in battle over controversial merger plans
Wednesday 29 August 2012
A vast reservoir of the potent greenhouse gas methane may be locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, a study suggests.
Sunday 26 August 2012
The Andean eco-region of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve starts at 4,200m above sea level and covers more than 700,000 hectares in the far south-west of Bolivia.
Thursday 09 August 2012
An Australian aircraft has made a rare mid-winter emergency flight to Antarctica involving landing on an ice runway to evacuate a member of a US government expedition in apparent need of urgent surgery, US authorities said yesterday.
Saturday 04 August 2012
A quest for one of Europe's vanished states brings close encounters with past and present
Thursday 26 July 2012
The vast ice sheet of Greenland, which holds enough water to raise global sea levels by 7.2 metres, underwent a remarkable transformation for a few days this month when scientists observed an unprecedented melting of its frozen surface.
Thursday 26 July 2012
The vast ice sheet of Greenland underwent a remarkable transformation for a few days this month when scientists observed an unprecedented melting of its frozen surface.
Sunday 22 July 2012
The Olympic Torch reached new heights this morning as it was held aloft on the London Eye.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Correspondence between Apsley Cherry-Garrard and mother reveals death of polar explorers was 'not a painful one'
Friday 22 June 2012
It is just beginning to become clear that an ominous new age is dawning for Arctic, one of the world most unspoiled ecosystems: a stampede for the region’s minerals and other natural resources, oil and gas above all, as the exploitation of them is being made possible by the rapid melting of the Arctic Ice by the warming climate.
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