Whether or not you have ever eaten a piece of Antarctic fish or a krill oil dietary supplement, this spectacular place is meaningful to your life. The stark beauty of its land and sea matter to us, as do the lives of the iconic animals that call it home.
The fourth segment of our tour of the Transantarctic Mountains boasts the most spectacular scenery and the southernmost outcropping of rock on the planet.
Our report highlights 33 species -- but it could easily have included thousands more. From giant blue whales and mysterious Antarctic toothfish to furry Weddell Seals and rugged chinstrap penguins, the Southern Ocean is part of a vast interconnected ocean environment that not only supports marine life but human life around the world.
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The central Transantarctic Mountains are a polar fastness of superlatives.
As our increasingly connected world has brought the once-remote Southern Ocean and Antarctica closer to human populations than ever before, the 50-million-year history of penguins and albatross has been brought to the precipice in a span of a mere quarter century.
The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...
Thirty years ago I led a campaign to save Antarctica. It was one of the best things I've ever done. It was enough for me to know that it was there, with its pristine beauty, incredible wildlife, and vast open expanses. I didn't need to see it to want to save it.
A federal court of appeals on Friday unanimously found that the Clean Air Act gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) substantial discretion in setting air quality standards.
If we don't see climate change in front of us -- in heat waves, wildfires, droughts, or air pollution -- it's dangerously easy to brush it off as something to deal with another day, another year, another generation.
Two new studies revealed that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet has crossed a dangerous breaking point. Melting at a much faster pace than originally anticipated, it's unstoppable collapse is already underway.
Can we adapt? Who the hell knows. We haven't really had to try for what, a few thousand years? We're a little rusty. And lazy. And entitled.
Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...
The Antarctic Peninsula separates the warm maritime climate of the Bellingshausen Sea to the west and the cold, dry continental climate of the Weddell Sea to the east. Thus far, we have been traveling and working along the western edge, but this morning, we crossed the tip and passed into a different world.
The faint glow of the soon to be rising sun welcomes our arrival as we nose into Andvord Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula.
There is a party that supports the transformation of the government into a constitutional monarchy, but it has been described as "one of the parties that could fit in an elevator." But the principle of monarchy has appeal beyond the programs of specific parties.