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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Massive starvation of Adelie penguin chicks; allegedly extensive ice late in summer to blame
Thousands of Adelie penguin chicks died in Antarctica early this year, in an event now prompting conservationists to call for the urgent protection of east Antarctic waters. Scientists studying a colony of more than 18,000 pair...

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:37:00 GMT
China's Sinopec considering selling assets in Santa Cruz, Argentina
Argentina’s losses on its oil and gas assets, as well as its labor disputes, have prompted China’s Sinopec to consider selling its operations in the country. Sinopec advisors have offered up some of its assets to about a do...

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:20:00 GMT
New map of South Georgia by British Antarctic Survey unveiled
A team of cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre fo...

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMT
Growing number of Chinese tourists visit Antarctica, but with carbon credits
The number of Chinese visitors to the Antarctic Peninsula is growing rapidly, adding to concerns over the fragile ecosystem. It’s almost a three-week trip and will cost at least 100,000 Yuan (US$15,000), and before a foot is ...

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMT
Supplies in Falklands ready for shipping to Antarctica's Port Lockroy, the most remote post office
Brooms to clean bird droppings, along with thousands of toy penguins, are among tons of items being shipped out to the UK's most remote post office. Each year, four scientists become postmasters, manning the UK Antarctic Herita...

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