Antarctica

Antarctopia- the Antarctic Pavilion

The Antarctic Pavilion

Antarctopia, Antarctica‘s first pavilion for Venice Biennial 2014, by Zaha Hadid and Leading Architects Design.    Image credit Alexy Kozyr.

By |June 4, 2014|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse is unstoppable

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse

According to new studies the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet is unstoppable, it is occurring faster than predicted and has ‘passed the point of no return.’    Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.  Image © NASA

By |May 14, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Iceberg 10 Times the Size of Manhattan Breaks Free

Iceberg

A 20-mile (33 kilometer) by 12 mile (20 kilometer) iceberg, which broke off from the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica, may pose a threat to modern ships.

By |April 26, 2014|Categories: Aquatic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Scientists discover new Ozone-damaging Chemicals

Scientists discover new Ozone-damaging Chemicals

New ozone-destroying chemicals found in atmosphere. Scientists warn that “mysterious compounds undermining recovery of ozone hole over Antarctica.”   Image © NASA animation by Robert Simmon.

By |March 11, 2014|Categories: Green Energy, Physics|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Seventh Continent

The Seventh Continent 2

If you want to know how beautiful Antarctica is, then take a look at this video shot by Enrico Sacchetti from a helicopter over Terra Nova Bay, at the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station.

By |February 10, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |0 Comments

Clearing Antarctic Snow

Clearing Antarctic Snow

In this video the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica tech team getting to grips with the annual “spring cleaning”. They are clearing massive amounts of snow accumulated during winter, servicing the vehicles and starting up the station’s systems.    Take a look at the video…

By |February 1, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Strongest Ice breaker is heading to release two frozen Ships

Ice breaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10)

Polar Star it’s not the largest or most powerful ice breaker (like Russia’s nuclear-powered NS Yamal), but with its 75,000 horsepower can crush a two story ice wall.

By |January 10, 2014|Categories: Boats|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship completed

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship

The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued.   Image © Andrew Peacock

By |January 3, 2014|Categories: Aquatic, Boats|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reaching South Pole on foot

Reaching South Pole on foot 1

Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere reached the southernmost point on our planet, the South Pole in Antarctica on foot.

By |December 30, 2013|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

A group of 74 scientists, tourists and crew aboard a Russian ship stuck in ice off Antarctica, still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.     Image © Andrew Peacock

By |December 29, 2013|Categories: Aquatic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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