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The major international conference is held every two years to draw attention to Antarctic issues, and provides an opportunity for scientists from a variety of disciplines and countries to present their work and network within the global Antarctic
Carolyn Schwalger, the head of New Zealand's delegation to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, says the Antarctic Treaty System is serving New Zealand well. It ensures that Antarctica is used exclusively for peaceful purposes and does not
Antarctica is too important in the global scene to lose to mining or pollution.' Photo: Reuters THE Coalition has put its weight behind the world heritage listing of Antarctica, a boost for an environmental cause sharply dividing polar experts.
AGO Tuesday, June 4, 1912 Titanic's sole Japanese passenger describes his lucky leap for life On board the T.K.K. liner Shinyo, which reached Yokohama yesterday afternoon, was Mr. Masabumi Hosono, Vice-Councilor of the Railway Board, a survivor of
Reuters/Greenpeace Striking evidence is emerging that whale meat sales in Japan are crashing, with three-quarters of a "scientific" catch said to have failed to sell at auction...The whalers' organiser, the Institute for Cetacean Research, admitted
Antarctica, in a biosecurity breach that has drawn attention to calls for tighter controls on polar tourism. Two members of a gospel group travelling with a Canadian tour company were seen dispersing barley seeds as they hiked on Deception Island in
On the wall over my drawing board, beside my desk in my office in our home, on the side of a ski hill, a hundred feet from the chair lift, hangs lots of memorabilia. Each of these conjures up images of stuff that I have done or photos of faraway
The US-based marine conservation society is in Circular Quay as part of a fundraising campaign to gather donations, including vegan food and ship equipment, with crew members taking people onboard for a tour of the ships. The group says it wants to
18 May 2012 They look like alien landscapes cast adrift on the southern seas. But these giant icebergs are not heading anywhere at all as they sit grounded off the Antarctic coast. Unable to move, they have gradually been eroded to create a series of
Images of white expanses and frozen seas attract thousands of people each year to see what they think is a pristine, unaffected land. But the resulting tourism explosion may be diminishing the very wilderness that visitors set out to experience.