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Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing Antarctic seas on Tuesday, hunting for a Chilean Air Force transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent.

After more than three months at sea, Polar Star icebreaker returns home to Seattle

They took a morale-boosting swim near the equator, rubbed elbows with a curious Emperor penguin and tossed footballs over Antarctic ice. For the 150 crew members of the Polar Star icebreaker, which each year carves a route to resupply Antarctica’s McMurdo Station, these were the highlights of their journey to the bottom of the world.

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically – a key indicator of human-caused climate change.

American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed impossible.

Oregon man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed impossible.

Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over whether global warming is to blame.

China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica

China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday.