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# antarctica - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Temperature in Antarctica tops 20 degrees for the first time

Last week, an Argentine part of Antarctica recorded its hottest day since readings began at 18.3 degrees Celsius.

# antarctica - Friday 7 February, 2020

Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees

The temperature climbed to 18.3 degrees, beating the previous record of 17.5 degrees.

# antarctica - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board

The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.

# antarctica - Thursday 28 November, 2019

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern apologises for 1979 plane crash which killed over 250 people

The Air New Zealand plane was on a sightseeing flight over Antarctica when it crashed into a mountain.

# antarctica - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

In just 3 years, Antarctic sea ice shrank by an area four times greater than France

From 2014 to 2017, “the Antarctic lost almost as much as the Arctic” over almost 40 years, and now stands at a record low.

# antarctica - Thursday 27 December, 2018

US explorer completes first unaided, solo trek across the Antarctic

Colin O’Brady (33) took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometre) crossing.

# antarctica - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Researcher stabs colleague at remote Russian Antarctic station after 'tensions in a confined space'

The man voluntarily surrendered to the chief of the station and is under house arrest.

# antarctica - Saturday 7 July, 2018

This plan could see an iceberg being towed to Cape Town to ease drought conditions

Earlier this year, Cape Town came within weeks of forcing residents to queue for water rations at public stations as a result of a drought.

# antarctica - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate

Scientists have warned that the melting ice could redraw Earth’s coastlines.

# antarctica - Friday 13 October, 2017

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

The thousands of death has been called a “breeding failure” by experts.

# antarctica - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps

The documentary maker who compiled the diaries said they show the family share Tom Crean’s “traits of endurance”.

# antarctica - Thursday 6 July, 2017

A huge chunk of ice 60 storeys high is about to break off Antarctica

The Larsen C shelf would be one of the biggest icebergs in history.

# antarctica - 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.

# antarctica - 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.

# antarctica - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole

The second man on the moon was there as part of a tourist group.

# antarctica - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Two research workers brought to hospital in rare Antarctic rescue mission

It was only the third time that an emergency rescue operation has been launched in the middle of winter.

# antarctica - Sunday 14 February, 2016

An iceberg twice the size of Limerick city has killed 150,000 penguins

The iceberg’s grounding left penguins having to walk more than 60 kilometres to find food.

# antarctica - Sunday 4 October, 2015

This Irish army officer is recreating Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition

Sinéad Hunt is setting off on the trip of a lifetime in two weeks.

# antarctica - Sunday 31 May, 2015

16 amazing photos from a penguinologist's lens

Little is known about the habits and behaviors…

# antarctica - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Drone footage from the harshest place on earth will take your breath away Antarctica This post contains videos

Drone footage from the harshest place on earth will take your breath away

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and emptiest (in terms of human inhabitants) place on earth.

# antarctica - Friday 3 April, 2015

Seriously ill Antarctic worker transferred to hospital after two-week journey

An icebreaker transported the man back to Australia.

# antarctica - Monday 2 March, 2015

Looking for a summer job? How about working as a postmaster in Antarctica?

Looking for a summer job? How about working as a postmaster in Antarctica?

That’s what Anthony Galvin is hoping to do later this year.

# antarctica - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Dutch woman reaches the South Pole on a Massey Ferguson tractor

“The tractor for me symbolises that if you want to do something, maybe you will not be so fast but if you keep going and keep your sense of humour you will get there”.

# antarctica - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.

# antarctica - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

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.

# antarctica - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Stranded Antarctic passengers finally rescued from stuck ship

A helicopter from a nearby Chinese ship has begun ferrying scientists, tourists and journalists from the trapped ship.

# antarctica - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica

The 52 passengers will be taken by helicopter to a nearby ship, while the 22 crew members are expected to remain with the trapped vessel.

# antarctica - 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.

# antarctica - Friday 27 December, 2013

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

# antarctica - 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.

# antarctica - Saturday 19 May, 2012

How one man left home without a penny – and travelled 40,000km

Michael Wigge left Berlin with nothing. Eleven countries later, he was in Antarctica. Here’s how he did it.

# antarctica - Thursday 19 January, 2012

In pictures: Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole South Pole This post contains images

In pictures: Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole

Archived images of Scott and his team members, including Irishman Tom Crean, during his ill-fated push to reach the South Pole first.

# antarctica - Sunday 16 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# antarctica - Friday 24 June, 2011

3,200km off course: Lost penguin taken to New Zealand zoo over health fears

The young Emperor penguin is a long way from his Antarctic home.

# antarctica - Friday 1 October, 2010

Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures Google This post contains images

Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures

Browse three continents before lunch.