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Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 8

Ed Gillespie | Posted 02.27.2016 | Travel
Ed Gillespie

I may have left Antarctica, but Antarctica is refusing to leave me. Its legacy forces me to sharpen the questions that define our sense of who, where and how we are in the world? The edges of those enquiries cut deep.

Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 7

Ed Gillespie | Posted 02.17.2016 | Travel
Ed Gillespie

Spectacle surrounds me. The majesty of the land, sea and skyscapes almost overwhelms. It is hard to process the sensory assault of sights, sounds and ...

Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 6

Ed Gillespie | Posted 02.13.2016 | Travel
Ed Gillespie

The Ice Continent. Terra Incognita. White South. Antarctica. An enormous frozen wilderness of chilling indifference. The bottom of the world. Isolated. Desolate. The most heart-breakingly, breath-takingly beautiful place it has ever been my very blessed good fortune to visit.

Antarctica Pole to Soul Part 5

Ed Gillespie | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Ed Gillespie

Escape to Patagonia This is frontier land. The enormous expanse of Patagonia, over a million square kilometers, has always held mystery. From h...

Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after delivering...

The Last Catholic Priest In The Antarctic Is Told He's 'Not Needed Anymore'

BBC News | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion

Every southern summer for the past 57 years, Catholic priests from New Zealand have packed their warmest clothes and travelled some 4,000km (2,500 mil...

Why The Arctic Ocean And Wildlife Warrant Special International Protection

Dr. Kristen McDonald | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Dr. Kristen McDonald

Amidst the recent troubling news that Shell Oil has received conditional approval to drill in Arctic waters, a separate, critical victory for the larger Arctic ecosystem was overshadowed.

No Deal On Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

Reuters | Morag MacKinnon | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green

PERTH, Australia, Oct 31 - China and Russia have thwarted an international attempt to create the world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica as bo...

How SeaWorld Keeps the Body Clocks of Its Antarctic Penguins on South Pole Time

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.

Channelling Mr. Bean, Bozo the Clown and Jerry Lewis around the World: Dispatches From the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

At age 77 is it time at last to retire my sneakers and wind up my travels? No way! The sneakers perhaps, but I'll just get a new pair. I'm having much too much fun, thank you very much.

Discovered in Antarctica: Robert Falcon Scott's "Highest Camp"

Adventure Collection | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

Coming across a few stones might not seem all that extraordinary when you're standing on Mount Erebus in Antarctica. But one volcanologist saw something in those stones that was a lot more: remnants of Robert Falcon Scott's "highest camp," set up during the 1912 Terra Nova Expedition.

Explorer's Epic Sea Voyage To Be Retraced

Reuters | Stuart McDill | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

By Stuart McDill SYDNEY (Reuters) - A group of intrepid explorers are readying themselves for the first-ever recreation of the epic voy...

Antarctica Once Home To Rainforest

Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

Scientists drilling off the coast of Antarctica made a startling discovery recently that could hold clues to the Earth's future -- especially if clima...

PHOTOS: Incredible Antarctica: The Wilderness At Earth's End

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica is a landscape of superlatives: stunningly beautiful in a very big way.

PHOTOS: 8 Adventures In The Falklands

Rachel Dickinson | Posted 06.17.2012 | Travel
Rachel Dickinson

This seemingly barren archipelago in the South Atlantic, 300 miles east of the tip of South America, is a cross between Scotland's Outer Hebrides and the rocky interior of Iceland.

WATCH: Penguin, Sea Lion Play Desperate Game Of Cat-And-Mouse

Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Science

Will the poor little penguin get away--or wind up inside the sea lion's belly? It's an obvious question for viewers of a video showing a gripping s...

Shooting From the Heart -- Daisy Gilardini's Wildlife Photography (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Crandell

2011-03-03-crandell.jpgGilardini has a remarkable ability to establish a visual intimacy with the animals she photographs.

What Are Whales Telling Us About the Earth?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It's time to end the whale hunt and grant amnesty to these magnificent creatures that are helping us survive on our planet -- by determining how quickly global warming is occurring.

Where Has All The Water Gone?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Mankind is moving buckets and buckets of water from land to the ocean.Sometimes science moves slowly and sometimes q...

Our Astonishing Planet Earth

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Arctic is a low-lying basin of frozen sea ice, in the winter it is covered by 5 million square miles of ice. It is home to 40 different species of mammals and 90 flowering plants. Planet Earth is awesome.

Toxic or Not, Commercial Whaling Is Back on the Table

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Christian Hall

The only global organization to ever control whaling may be on the rocks. An IWC collapse would dissolve a 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling, leaving Japan and other whalers to hunt freely.

Wilkins ice Shelf: Northern Ice Front Unstable, Enormous Chunks Collapse

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An area of an Antarctic ice shelf almost the size of New York City has broken into icebergs this month after the collapse of an ice bridge widely blam...

A Landslide Victory for Obama In Antarctica

Todd Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Carmichael

The main reason I voted for Obama is because of the effects of climate change I've witnessed first-hand here in Antarctica.