Antarctica

Hope for Tomorrow at the End of the World

Ellis Shuman | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Antarctica is the "coldest, windiest, tallest, and most deserted continent on Earth," according to Bulgarian author Ludmila Filipova, yet it "has been alluring people for the last two centuries of human history."

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 4

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Thompson

Antarctica is the coldest, harshest, most remote continent on the planet. And that makes it perfect for a number of extreme and adventure sports.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 3

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 3: Tourism in Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photographe...

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Here three of the world's great oceans - the Atlantic, Southern and Pacific - all clash head on, squabbling for supremacy. One of Shackleton's companions, a young Irishman named Felix Rooney, described it as "so rough, the ship would roll the milk out of your tea."

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Thompson

ailing the Endurance down the curving arm of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton planned to disembark with six handpicked men and attempt a death-defying 1,800 mile trek across the Great White Continent on foot: through the South Pole and straight out the other side until they hit the frozen coast again.

Hunting the Ghost Fleets

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Captain Paul Watson

When it fled, the Thunder dropped all of its bottom set gill nets. The crew of Sea Shepherd's Sam Simon spent over 200 hours hauling in 72 kilometers of this deadly net. More than $3 million dollars' worth of illegally caught toothfish was returned to the sea.

Just Look At This Robot Penguin. Just Look At It.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech

In what might be the cutest experiment ever, researchers have introduced a baby penguin to a robot penguin, just to see what happens. The robot is ...

WATCH: All Passengers Rescued From Antarctic Ice

ITN | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

All 52 people stranded in the Antarctic after their ship became trapped in ice have been rescued. ...

WATCH: Rescue Underway For Trapped Antarctica Scientists

zoomin.tv | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A long-awaited rescue of passengers on board a research ship trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally got under way on Thursday. A he...

LOOK: Huge Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

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Poles Apart

Conor Mills | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Mills

Not to be trumped by the third heir to the throne, I too am in the process of organising a return trip to Greenland and to the Arctic. Unexpectedly, the Greenlandic Tourist Board has kindly invited me back in December to celebrate Christmas in the capital city of Nuuk with the locals.

The Scott Expedition

Temujin Doran | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Temujin Doran

I'm the videographer attached to the Scott Expedition - the first attempt in over 100 years to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated last journey; to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

Brit Polar Explorers Take on Captain Scott's Terra Nova Expedition

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK
Ben Whitmarsh

His name is Ben Saunders and he is about to walk the equivalent of 69 marathons back to back. That's 9 and a half hours of walking per day over 110 days. And he is doing it in the South Pole.

Climate Change: The World's Most Beautiful Places Under Threat (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

Fancy going diving in the crystal clear waters of the great Barrier Reef? Or traversing the snowy climes Mount Kilimanjaro? Then you better move quick...

Poles Apart? Addressing the Big Freeze in Marine Conservation Policy

Charles Clover | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Charles Clover

As a veteran of climate change negotiations I am fully familiar with the old Russian bargaining ploy of inserting spurious scientific and legal arguments which take time to break down. They are telling us this is something they don't want to do and we have to listen very carefully to what they actually want if we want things to progress.

What Does Antarctica Look Like Beneath The Ice?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa and the British Antarctic Survey have produced an amazing new view of what Antarctica looks like under the ice. Unlike the North Pole, which i...

Polar Vision - Trekking to the South Pole

Alan Lock | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK
Alan Lock

If there is one silver lining from my sight loss, it is that it has given me the extra impetus to actually pursue my dreams, not merely think about them. To that end, I undertook a number of endeavours including 18 marathons, climbing the highest mountain in Europe and even setting a world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Ranulph Fiennes To Be Evacuated From The Antarctic After Suffering Severe Frostbite

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to be evacuated from the Antarctic after suffering severe frostbite, it was announced on Monday. The explorer is said to be...

Meliors Simms - Art in the Anthropocene

Nancy Campbell | Posted 03.01.2013 | Home
Nancy Campbell

Simms' concern about climate change, pollution and over-consumption are not only demonstrated in the themes of her work, but also in the materials she uses. A Meliors Simms sculpture is likely to be composed of repurposed fabrics and offcuts.

Argentina Fury Over Antarctic Renamed Queen Elizabeth Land

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Argentina have lodged a complaint over the renaming of some British Antarctic Territory as "Queen Elizabeth Land" in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jub...

Antarctic Lake Vida Provides Clue To Alien Life

Eurekalert | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The discovery of bacteria which thrives in a salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake has strengthened the possibility of alien life on planets such as Mars. ...

UK Government Cuts to Science Funding Threaten the British Antarctic Survey

Bob Ward | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

The UK's science base is one of the most important drivers of economic growth. If the government wants to ensure the future prosperity and well-being of the UK, it needs to invest more, not less, in our world class researchers and scientific organisations like the British Antarctic Survey.

What Will They Find Down There?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

It sounds a bit like the beginning of a Hollywood sci-fi thriller movie. A team of intrepid British scientists will travel to the Antarctic to dril...

Vast Amounts Of Greenhouse Gas Methane Beneath Antarctic 'Could Be Released'

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

A vast reservoir of the potent greenhouse gas methane may be locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, a study suggests. Scientists say the gas could...

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 86: Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

In the numerous celebrations and commentaries around the 100th anniversary of Scott's expedition in 2012, few mentioned this Ealing hagiography of Captain Scott (John Mills), the studio's big budget Technicolor epic of Antarctic exploration.