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The Hole in Ozone Layer Has Shrunk to Its Smallest Since 1988
Offbeat  (tags: ozone layer, hole, world atmosphere, absorption, sun radiation, annihilation, chlorofluorocarbons, global warming, weather conditions, antarctica )

- 557 days ago -
The hole in the ozone layer is the smallest it's been 1988. This year the hole reached a peak of about 7.6 million square miles wide -- 1.3 million square miles smaller than last year. According to NASA, the hole in the ozone layer was largest in 2000...
World's Largest Marine Protected Area Declared in Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: marine life, protected, environmental, Antarctica )

- 934 days ago -
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).
Tributes to Army Officer Who Died of Organ Failure After Collapsing 30 Miles Short of Becoming the First Man to Cross Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: HMA endurance, antarctica, UK, British, Henry worsley )

- 1210 days ago -
A British explorer attempting to become the first person to make a solo crossing across Antarctica has died from complete organ failure, his family has announced.
Amazing Moment Hundreds of Penguins Dive for Plankton Off Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, antarctica, photos, plankton, pictures )

- 1270 days ago -
These are the wonderful scenes as a raft of penguins dive off Antarctica for plankton and are captured on film by a French expedition.
The Crystal Beauty of Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: antarctica, ecology, animals, off-beat, pictures, world )

- 1500 days ago -
Antarctica is much more than a block of ice and snow. It plays a crucial role in the fragile ecology of our planet, and many animals call this freezing tundra their home.
Pole to Pole: Daniel J Cox Photographs Arctic Polar Bears and Penguins in Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: photography, pole, arctic, antarctica, polar bears, penguins )

- 3028 days ago -
According to US research group Centre for Biological Diversity, who Daniel has worked with closely, the melting of the sea ice in western Hudson Bay is now about three weeks earlier than it was three decades ago.
Antarctica's Amazing Striped Icebergs
Offbeat  (tags: iceberg, antarctica, odd )

- 3168 days ago -
When you think of Antarctica, pristine white icebergs usually come to mind; probably the last thing you'd expect are humbug-like striped icebergs, with blue, green, yellow and even brown.
Penguins in Antarctica to Be Replaced By Jellyfish Due to Global Warming
Offbeat  (tags: Antarctica, penguins, jellyfish, global warming, wildlife )

- 3376 days ago -
The results of the largest ever survey of Antarctic marine life reveal melting sea ice is decimating krill populations, which form an integral part of penguins' diets. The six-inch-long invertebrates, also eaten by other higher Southern Ocean predator
Watson to Whalers: We Will Never Surrender
Offbeat  (tags: Captain Paul Watson, SSCS, Antarctica, NEVER SURRENDER, Japan's whaling fleet )

- 3387 days ago -
Despite speaking on a bad line from somewhere off Antarctica, the message from Paul Watson was loud and clear: Close encounters: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson holds a bullet he claims hit him, which he says was fired by
Anti-Whaling Boat Sinks in Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: Japanese whaler, anti-whaling boat, sinks, Antarctica, whales )

- 3415 days ago -
Conservation group: Ship struck by Japanese vessel shouldn't leave oil slick
Your Morning Adorable: One Giant Leap for a Penguin in Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, gorgeous, antarctica, jumping, leaping )

- 3472 days ago -
"Who says penguins can't fly?" submitter kkcondon wonders -- and after seeing this great shot, we're beginning to wonder the same thing. We know penguins are unable to fly (despite what the BBC may have told us on a recent April Fool's Day), but this one
A Changing Antarctica Draws 'Doomsday' Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: Antarctice Circle, doomsday tourists, glacier, environment, wildlife, tourism, climate change, Antarctica, iceberg, penguins )

- 4060 days ago -
NPR LISTEN At one of the finest cocktail lounges in the Antarctic Circle, Carol Hughes is sipping a mystery drink from a wine glass. It's after dinner onboard a luxury cruise liner. And Hughes, an English clinical nurse, says whatever it is she's tasting
Success! Maxime Chaya - 1st Lebanese - Arrives at the South Pole!
Offbeat  (tags: lebanon, competition, south pole, antarctica, cross )

- 4155 days ago -
I am sitting at Carolyn Macola's desk at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station. She was the one who greeted us with arms wide open yesterday (not Catherine, sorry), and she was kind enough to allow me to use her computer.

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