Archive for the ‘Antarctica’ Category
Prime Minister John Key heads to the ice this week to inspect New Zealand’s activities, joining more than 50,000 people who now visit the frozen continent every year as part of a surge in ‘responsible’ tourism.Â Eco-tourism in the Antarctic has spiked in the past decade, and some operators predict locally run tours could eclipse the [...]
Slovenian pilot Matevz Lenarcic has been flying his Virus SW, an ultra-light plane made by Slovenian manufacturer, Pipistrel, around the world for over a month now. He intends to circle the world with the lowest possible carbon dioxide emission for a trip of this magnitude. On his way from Slovenia, a Central European country at [...]
The secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday urged action on two fronts ahead of next week’s United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen as he marked the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty and commended European ministers for their work with the UN.
The Obama administration’s call for limits to and strict enforcement of Antarctic tourism is strongly supported by Lindblad Expeditions (LEX), the original expedition company that has been exploring the most remote regions of the world since 1958. At an ongoing multi-nation conference on the Antarctic Treaty, which itself was signed one year after Lindblad’s founding, [...]
Toronto, June 26, 2008 – Antarctica expeditions for the 2008/09 sailing season are selling out quickly and GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours advises those interested in this coming season to book now as most of the regular cabins are already sold out. GLP Worldwide Expedition is the Canadian representative for Hurtigruten (formerly Norwegian Coastal [...]
ertn/When the American explorer Richard E. Byrd sat alone in his hut in Antarctica in 1934, half frozen and half poisoned with carbon monoxide, he had an epiphany. Byrd wrote that he and other men of action in the exploration of the poles were risking their lives for no good reason. Byrd survived the ordeal, [...]
WILKINS RUNWAY, Antarctica (AFP) – A historic passenger jet flight from Australia to Antarctica touched down smoothly on a blue ice runway Friday, launching the only regular airlink between the continents.
By Nelson Alcantara/etn More and more travelers are interested in Antarctica, a travel company has claimed. To meet what it has called a "growing demand," a United Kingdom-based travel company, called Voyages of Discovery, has created a dedicated website for anything and everything about Antarctica.
April 3rd, 2007, Toronto – Indulge your senses and discover a beautiful unspoiled region of the world with alluring Antarctica itineraries from Norwegian Coastal Voyage (NCV). You'll observe wildlife not found anywhere else in the world when you explore the final frontier. These cruises promise enriching and educational experiences, unlike those found anywhere else.
Thousands of scientists from over 60 countries began preparing this week for what is being touted as the largest polar research program in 50 years. With a major focus on global warming, the fourth International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008, a program of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) [...]