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# antarctic - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Iceberg as big as Galway on the brink of breaking away into ocean

If the Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf splits, it will produce one of the biggest icebergs ever seen.

# antarctic - Saturday 7 January, 2017

An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction

Kildare scientist Dr Martin O’Leary told that it could lead to a rise of 10cm in sea levels worldwide.

# antarctic - Sunday 27 December, 2015

How do you tackle a HR crisis 1,300km from civilisation? Ask Ernest Shackleton

Here’s how the Kildare-born explorer dealt with an attempted mutiny, 100 years ago today.

# antarctic - Thursday 25 December, 2014

# antarctic - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Seals are having sex with penguins - and there are videos to prove it

Researchers say it is sexual harassment.

# antarctic - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 once-in-a-lifetime winter holiday experiences to make your friends jealous Wanderlust

11 once-in-a-lifetime winter holiday experiences to make your friends jealous

Weather getting you down? Here are some dreams.

# antarctic - Saturday 26 April, 2014

That weird duck sound heard off the coast of Australia? It's a...whale

If it quacks like a duck…it may not be a duck.

# antarctic - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue now stuck in ice

The Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, came close to reaching the Russian ship stuck last week – and now has been blocked itself.

# antarctic - Monday 30 December, 2013

Attempt to rescue science ship stranded in Antarctica since Christmas fails

It was the third attempt to rescue the scientific expedition ship which is trapped in ice estimated to be around 3 metres thick.

# antarctic - Monday 9 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the first day of the new Insolvency Service, Phil Hogan’s latest response on Priory Hall and the Syrian President’s combative TV interview.

# antarctic - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions

NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…

# antarctic - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us

The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?

# antarctic - Thursday 20 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Whose Christmas dinner is this? Happy Fishmas

Whose Christmas dinner is this?

What? No stuffing?

# antarctic - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration Polar Exploration This post contains images

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration

The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.

# antarctic - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Explore Antarctica...from your couch South Pole This post contains images

Explore Antarctica...from your couch

Or desk, or kitchen table…from wherever you want really as Google Streetview has just launched new views of the lonely continent today.

# antarctic - Monday 23 January, 2012

British woman sets Antarctic crossing record

Felicity Aston, 34, has become the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica on Monday, persevering for 59 days in near-total solitude.

# antarctic - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Japan intends to continue Antarctic whaling

The anti-whaling group Sea Shepard has thwarted Japan’s efforts to hunt whales already this year.

# antarctic - Sunday 24 April, 2011

RTÉ denies it misled on viewing figures for Charlie Bird's South Pole trek

The broadcaster has been accused of artificially inflating viewing figures for the much criticised programme in which its chief news correspondent sets out to retrace the footsteps of explorer Tom Crean.

# antarctic - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Ice loss is accelerating in Greenland and Antarctica: NASA study

The UN climate change panel’s projections for the rising of sea levels no longer appears realistic, as the global ice loss rate continues to accelerate, say researchers.

# antarctic - Friday 18 February, 2011

Japan wants international action against anti-whaling group

Activists disrupted the Asian country’s annual whale hunt in the Antarctic.

# antarctic - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Japan temporarily halts Antarctic whaling Japan This post contains videos

Japan temporarily halts Antarctic whaling

Government fishing agency considering calling off this year’s whale cull completely, after pressure from anti-whaling demonstrators.