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.
Antarctica seemed livid at the fact we were lying happily in our tent yesterday morning, eating well and contemplating our final few kilometres, and it went furiously about trying to bury us and our few belongings with spindrift, and occasionally as far as trying to shake our tent down and blow it away completely.
'Officer,' the drunken motorist asks the policeman in the hoary old joke, 'are there penguins as tall as humans?' 'No,' the officer replies. 'Oh d...
I feel a sense of privilege at our modest connection with his incredible story, and gratitude for having the chance to share the tale of our own journey over this vast continent with a new generation.
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
Emperor penguins live in one of the most isolated places on earth. But neither that isolation nor their legendary powers of endurance can protect these icons of wild Antarctica from the deadly consequences of our planet's rising temperatures and changing oceans.