Thursday February 17, 2011AFTER decades of bitterly opposed Antarctic "research whaling", Japan has suspended its hunt and is near to formally pulling out only halfway through the current season.
Thursday January 27, 2011In the frozen landscape of the Antarctic, one of Australia's most accomplished scientists made his name, writes Peter FitzSimons.
Saturday February 27, 2010AN ICEBERG the size of the ACT has broken off an Antarctic glacier. The 2545-square-kilometre iceberg broke from the Mertz Glacier tongue when a decade of slow splitting climaxed with another giant iceberg hitting the glacier this month.
Wednesday September 23, 2009STRONG evidence is emerging that, together, governments have probably dodged another environmental bullet at a time when global climate change agreement is under threat.
Wednesday September 23, 2009AS THE global debate for action on climate change rages, strong evidence is emerging that governments around the world have probably dodged another environmental bullet.
Saturday January 17, 2009The Antarctic: An Anthology Edited by Francis Spufford Granta, 281pp, $24.95 The Arctic: An Anthology Edited by Elizabeth Kolbert Granta, 275pp, $24.95
Tuesday January 6, 2009A JAPANESE whaler has been lost overboard in the Antarctic, continuing a series of tragedies for the fleet.
Sunday November 23, 2008AN ANTARCTIC blast of cold air sweeping Victoria yesterday brought snow in the mountains, hailstorms to Melbourne and gale-force winds and heavy rain in Gippsland.
Tuesday November 18, 2008JAPAN'S last factory whaling ship, Nisshin Maru, yesterday slipped out of the southern Japanese port of Innoshima for an Antarctic hunt, despite opposition from the Rudd Government.
Saturday November 8, 2008A 12-MONTH stay in the Antarctic has ended in dramatic circumstances for a team of Australian expeditioners.
Wednesday November 5, 2008GREENPEACE has decided against tackling the Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic this summer, prompting accusations it has sold out on the protest.
Wednesday November 5, 2008GREENPEACE has decided against tackling the Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic this summer.
Monday October 20, 2008THE RUDD Government's new special envoy on whaling, the former Sydney Olympics chief Sandy Hollway, will try to persuade Japan to curtail its Antarctic whaling this summer.
Wednesday August 27, 2008JAPANESE scientists are claiming vindication for their controversial lethal research whaling with a discovery that Antarctic minke whales are fast growing thinner.
Saturday July 12, 2008EVEN the depths of winter are proving unable to halt the climate change-induced collapse of an Antarctic ice shelf.
Thursday May 8, 2008THE Arctic adventurer Flip Byrnes - great-granddaughter of Frank Hurley, Australia's most famous Antarctic photographer - had to be rescued from the ice by helicopter yesterday, ending her attempt to become the first Australian woman to make the 650-kilometre trek across Greenland.
Tuesday March 4, 2008As anti-whaling activists stood ready to board Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic, the cause got some strong support from a group of concerned Illawarra high school students last week.
Friday January 25, 2008THE Japanese Prime Minister, Yasuo Fukuda, has mounted a defence of his government's Antarctic whaling, in evidence of growing sensitivity to the hunt domestically.
Wednesday January 23, 2008GREENPEACE has failed to prevent the refuelling of the Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru at sea in the Antarctic, increasing the vessel's endurance against anti-whaling activists.
Wednesday January 23, 2008DESPITE the efforts of Greenpeace, the Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru has been refuelled at sea in the Antarctic, increasing its endurance against anti-whaling activists.
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