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Was ‘the first man to reach the North Pole’ a fraud?
Frederick Cook claimed to have reached the top of the world, but a new book says he was lying

Vanessa Thorpe

28, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Slowing ocean current caused by melting Antarctic ice could have drastic climate impact, study says
The Southern Ocean overturning circulation has ebbed 30% since the 90s, CSIRO scientist claims, leading to higher sea levels and changing weather

Donna Lu

25, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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I was attacked at an Antarctic research station | Letter
Letter: A reader tells of their experience of misogyny in Antarctica

23, May, 2023 @3:38 PM

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‘The impact we have is vast’: scientists look to clean up Antarctica
Waste disposed of in the ocean, abundant microplastics and wildlife exposed to oil – the ‘pristine’ continent of ice has a trash problem

John Bartlett in Villa Las Estrellas

20, May, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Antarctica: wild continent of snow, ice and, increasingly, women
The southern wilderness was long the preserve of men since its first sighting in 1820 but female scientists are overcoming sexism to make their mark

John Bartlett in Villa Las Estrellas

14, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Island at the end of the world: Antarctic outpost faces uncertain times
The climate crisis, geopolitical upheaval, a burgeoning tourism and an ever-extending list of interests and actors are straining relations on King George Island

John Bartlett in Villa Las Estrellas. Photographs by Sean Smith

05, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Australia would be ‘naive’ to think China’s new Antarctic station not for surveillance, analyst says
National security experts express concern over resumed construction of observatory which could be used for intelligence gathering

Henry Belot

19, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Latest revelations of harassment at Australia’s Antarctic program raise hopes for change
Second report detailing disturbing workplace culture at division has put onus on government to enact major reform

Henry Belot

08, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres a day, far faster than feared, study finds
Sediments from the last ice age provide a ‘warning from the past’ for Antarctica and sea level rise today, say scientists

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Weather tracker: 385 tornadoes in US already this year
Number likely to increase this week as upper-level low travels east across country and low pressure moves north-east

Lauren Herdman (Metdesk)

03, Apr, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Australia’s Antarctic program beset by frequent sexual harassment, second report finds
Failure of leadership blamed for ‘significant cultural problems’ that also include bullying and fear of speaking out

Henry Belot

03, Apr, 2023 @8:26 AM

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Melting Antarctic ice predicted to cause rapid slowdown of deep ocean current by 2050
New research by Australian scientists suggests 40% slowdown in just three decades could alter world’s climate for centuries

Graham Readfearn

29, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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