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British Antarctic Territory to hold its first same-sex wedding

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Two polar research ship crew members are to become the first same-sex couple to get married in the British Antarctic Territory. Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter hope to tie the knot on Monday, although it may be push...

BBCSO/Brabbins: Scott of the Antarctic review – astonishing orchestration is superbly played

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To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBCSO) and Martyn Brabbins turned to Vaughan Williams’s score for Charles Frend’s 1948 film, Scott of the Antarctic, ab...

Black carbon pollution from tourism and research increasing Antarctic snowmelt, study says

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Black carbon pollution from tourism and research activities in Antarctica is likely increasing snowmelt on the continent by an estimated 83 tonnes for each visitor, according to new research. Scientists have estimated...

Australia news live updates: NSW trains on reduced services amid dispute; Antarctic announcement due

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Mask rules lifted in Victoria from midnight Saturday; Penny Wong says Labor will condemn Russian acts of war; reduced services return across all lines on the Sydney Trains network from 5am on Tuesday. Follow the lates...

South review – startling filmed record of Shackleton’s gruelling Antarctic odyssey

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Pioneering Australian photographer and film-maker Frank Hurley was the official witness to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s gruelling expedition attempting to cross the Antarctic landmass, which lasted three years from 1914 to...

Antarctic visitors threaten world’s largest remaining wilderness

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The first Airbus A340 landed in Antarctica recently using an immense 10,000ft runway carved out of ice, designed to take tourist flights each carrying up to 380 passengers. Increasing numbers of visitors are threateni...

Cop26: Antarctic glacier named Glasgow as ‘stark reminder’ of climate crisis

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Britain is naming a thinning Antarctic ice mass the Glasgow glacier, to symbolise the vast implications for the world of the Cop26 climate conference that starts on Sunday in the Scottish city. More than 120 world lea...

Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

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An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The arti...

Antarctic expedition to renew search for Shackleton’s ship Endurance

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The location of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance has been one of the great maritime mysteries since the ship became trapped in ice and sank in 1915. Finding this symbol of the “heroic age” of polar exploration at the...

Antarctic ‘doomsday glacier’ may be melting faster than was thought

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An Antarctic glacier larger than the UK is at risk of breaking up after scientists discovered more warm water flowing underneath it than previously thought. The fate of Thwaites – nicknamed the doomsday glacier – and ...

Antarctic peninsula named in recognition of Aberdeen geologist’s work

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A geologist who spent seven years working in the Antarctic has had a peninsula on the continent named after him in recognition of his work. Dr Malcolm Hole became only the second person to visit Rothschild Island when...

MPV Everest fire: fireball engulfs Antarctic supply ship – video

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Footage has been released showing a gigantic fireball engulfing the port engine of the Australian Antarctic program's resupply vessel, the MPV Everest. The ship faced the emergency on Monday and has continued travelli...

Scale of onboard fire revealed as damaged Antarctic ship MPV Everest tries to avoid rough weather

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Captain heads for Fremantle at reduced speed after blaze engulfs supply ship’s port engine room and destroys two inflatable boats onboard Dramatic images have revealed the scale of a fire that erupted on the Antarctic...

Antarctic blast to bring cold weather, rain and snow to south-eastern Australia

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Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart will kiss goodbye to the sunshine this weekend when a “polar blast” of icy air will send temperatures plummeting on Sunday, bringing rain, snow and even hail in some regions. Jonathan How,...

Fire on Australia’s Antarctic resupply vessel leaves expeditioners shaken

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An engine room fire that destroyed two vessels on board Australia’s Antarctic resupply ship has left expeditioners shaken as they begin their journey home. The vessel, the MPV Everest, was in the middle of the Souther...