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Global Climate Change Archive - People, expeditions and governmental issues

A collection of older (2004-2005) news items that relate to people, expeditions and pertinent goverment issues in the Antarctic. All links will take you to sites outside of PRISM. Use your back button to return.

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    July, 2006

  • July 19, 2006 - Antarctic researchers risk bone density - ABC
    Scientific researchers spending winter in Antarctica might be at increased risk of osteoporosis unless they take vitamin D supplements, new research suggests. A pilot study presented last week at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research meeting in Hobart, suggests some researchers who spend the winter in Antarctica have low levels of vitamin D, which is making their bones weaker.

  • June, 2006

  • June 13, 2006 - Antarctic luxury cruises 'a disaster waiting to happen' - Scotsman
    LARGE luxury cruises into the unchartered waters of Antarctica must be banned to prevent a disaster worse than the Titanic, British diplomats warned yesterday. There has been a recent boom in such trips, but a sinking would cause a humanitarian and ecological disaster, they said. Tourism to the frozen continent has quadrupled, to 32,000 visitors, in the past eight years.

  • March, 2006

  • March 22, 2006 - Students Chill Out In Deep Freeze - BBC
    A team of three medical students from St. George’s University plans to follow the route of Captain Robert F. Scott to the South Pole. They are currently testing their equipment in a University freezer.

  • March 15, 2006 - Huge Polar Initiative Announced - BBC
    Next year thousands of international scientists will begin the most intensive period of research in the polar regions that has been conducted in about fifty years. The International Polar Year (IPY) will focus on key issues that impact the whole world, not just the poles. CReSIS will be part of this effort.

  • March 8, 2006 - Antarctic Expedition Supports Case for MPA - Scoop
    An expedition organized by the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries to study the Balleny Islands archipelago has been completed. Early reports are that the data will provide stronger information to support the proposal for a Marine Protected Area (MPA) around the islands, but the proposal will require approval under the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the Antarctic Treaty System before it can proceed. A map showing the location of the Balleny Islands.

  • March 1, 2006 - Green Light For Antarctic Flights - ABC (Australia)
    Australia will soon begin flying from Hobart, Australia into Casey station. The first few flights will be test flights.

  • February, 2006

  • February 25, 2006 - Mawson Project Creates Buzz In Antarctica - Australian
    Restoration work has begun on Mawson's Hut in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. This historic artifact was the home to the expedition (1911-1914) by Douglas Mawson in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

  • February 19, 2006 - Second Failure In Antarctic Quest - BBC
    Colin Yeates has been rescued after his small craft was swamped in heavy seas. This ended his second bid to be the first to sail a small craft completely around Antarctica.

  • February 7, 2006 - Norwegian Completes Longest Ski Trek: Across Antarctica -
    Norwegian adventurer Rune Gjeldnes completed a 93-day solo, unsupported trek across Antarctica on Friday, laying claim to two polar skiing records. Not only was it the longest unsupported ski trek, but he is the first person to cross both the Arctic and Antarctic with no outside help.

  • February 6, 2006 - Russian Icebreaker Escorts Tanker to U.S. Polar Station - Interfax
    The Krasin, a Russian icebreaker, has successfully escorted the fuel tanker, H. Gianella, to McMurdo Station through 21 miles of sea ice. waters. A cargo ship had previously been escorted and is being unloaded.

  • February 6, 2006 - Antarctic Mike On A Sheep's Back - NZ Herald
    Antarctic Mike, a resident of San Francisco, has become an advertisement for NZ merino wool. His clothing made of this wool kept him warm and odor-free while running the first Antarctic Ice Marathon.

  • February 3, 2006 - College Student Went Way South For Winter Break - Virginian Pilot
    Jerome Mitchell, an Elizabeth City State University student, headed south for his winter break to work with a group studying global warming, glacial melting and the impact on the world�s sea levels. NOTE: Jerome was part of our PRISM team.

  • January, 2006

  • January 27, 2006 - Wearing A Speedo In World's Chilliest Waters - IOL
    Lewis Gordon Pugh just a few weeks after his Antarctic swim completed a long-distance swim in the Pacific. This makes him the first person to complete a long-distance swim in all five oceans of the world (the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern Oceans).

  • January 26, 2006 - Sick Seaman Airlifted From Antarctica - NZ Herald
    A Uruguayan crewman is recovering following a rescue mission in Antarctica involving five countries. Uruguay, New Zealand, Italy, and the United States were all involved in treating the man�s illness and ensuring that he was taken to New Zealand for hospitalization

  • January 23, 2006 - Robert Hill Reaches Peak of Antarctica's Highest Mountain - Stockhouse
    Robert Hill, a man with Chrohn's disease and an colonostomy reached the peak of Vinson Massif, Antarctica's tallest mountain on Jan 19th after an 8 day expedition. He made the climb to prove that people living with intestinal diseases or an ostomy can still live a very full life.

  • January 20, 2006 - Australia Hopes To Finish Ice Runway In Antarctica by 2007 - Taipei Times
    The largest snow plows ever sent to Antarctica have set sail from Hobart, Tasmania, on a Russian freighter. If all goes according to plan the massive equipment will be unloaded by early February at Australia's Casey base in Antarctica. It will be used to construct an ice runway.

  • January 19, 2006 - Australia Takes Whaling Concerns Directly To Japan - Scoop
    Australia participated in a high-level international delegation representing 17 counties this week to urge the Japanese Government to stop its lethal scientific whaling program.

  • January 19, 2006 - Hampton Boy's Love Of Penguins Leads To Special Trip - Post-Gazette (PA)
    Cronin Wilkes, 7, of Hampton, PA will travel along with his parents to Antarctica with internationally recognized explorer Doug Stoup and his ICE AXE Foundation in February as part of the 2006 Antarctic Peninsula Expedition.

  • January 19, 2006 - Nurse First Woman Home In Antarctic Marathon - Scotsman
    A Scottish nurse, Wendy MacKinnon, has become the first woman to complete a marathon at the South Pole. She was one of 10 finishers and came in fourth.




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