antarctic region

Human activities putting Antarctica’s marine ecosystems under threat

April 1st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): The native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water around the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Army ski expedition hoists Indian flag at South Pole

January 15th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Saturday achieved another adventure feat when its skiing expedition to Antarctica reached the geographic South Pole and marked it by observing the 63rd Army ... Read more...

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India’s maiden scientific team reaches South Pole

November 22nd, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After traversing over 2,350 km in nine days, India's first scientific expedition team to the South Pole planted the Indian flag at the earth's southernmost point Monday ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New species of invertebrates discovered in the Antarctic

May 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two new species of invertebrates - polyps of the new gorgonia in the region of Austasen and and Isla Nueve.Called Tauroprimnoa austasensis and Digitogorgia kuekenthali, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iceberg the size of Luxembourg breaks off from Antarctica

February 27th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by BNO News
SANDY BAY, TASMANIA (BNO NEWS) – A large iceberg broke off from the Mertz Glacier in the Australian Antarctic Territory, the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre said Friday.Australian and French ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New book series explains climate change to children (With Image)

June 5th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) It's up to children to change their own lives and protect the environment, says leading green campaigner R.K. Pachauri, whose organisation has collaborated in publishing a series ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US seeks restrictions on tourism to Arctic-Antarctic region

April 6th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (DPA) The US will push for more restrictions on tourism to the North and South Poles to protect the regions' natural environment, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Unique fossil discovery shows Antarctic was once much warmer

July 23rd, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new fossil discovery, the first of its kind from the whole of the Antarctic continent, provides scientists with new evidence to support the theory that the ... Read more...

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