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Stranded Antarctica crew set for New Year party

Passengers and crew aboard a Russian ship trapped for eight days in ice off Antarctica planned to ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks and song as they waited for a break in a blizzard to allow a Chinese helicopter to rescue them.

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Antarctic ice 'is melting faster'

  The summer ice melt in parts of Antarctica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers reported on Monday, adding new evidence of the impact of global warming on sensitive Antarctic glaciers and i

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Omanis to undertake Antarctica expedition

Two Omanis have been selected to brave the extreme temperatures in the windiest, driest and coldest place on earth – Antarctica – for a span of two weeks, starting February 28. The Freezing Omanis have been selected by

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Etisalat sponsors Antarctica trip

Etisalat, the leading telecom service provider in the UAE, recently sponsored the first Emirati female to explore Antarctica. Dana Al Hammadi, an Etisalat employee and mother of five children, was the only Emirati female in a 65-strong gro

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Etisalat sponsors Antarctica trip

Etisalat, the leading telecom service provider in the UAE, recently sponsored the first Emirati female to explore Antarctica. Dana Al Hammadi, an Etisalat employee and mother of five children, was the only Emirati female in a 65-strong gro

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S Korea ship sinks off Antarctica, 5 dead

A South Korean fishing boat sank on Monday in freezing waters near Antarctica and five members of the crew were killed and 17 missing, New Zealand and South Korean authorities said. Twenty members of the crew of the 614-tonne, 58 metre (19

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UAE urged to sign Antarctica Treaty

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a voluntary, Dubai-based NGO, plans to lobby the UAE government to sign a treaty aimed at keeping Antarctica independent and for peaceful research only. If successful, the UAE will be the first natio

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Antarctic ice bridge cracks up

An ice bridge which had apparently held a vast Antarctic ice shelf in place during recorded history shattered on Saturday and could herald a wider collapse linked to global warming, a leading scientist said. "It's amazing how the ice h

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Antarctic winter ice gets bigger; Arctic shrinks

The amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming, experts said on Friday. In the southern hemisphere winter, when emperor penguins huddle together against the

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