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Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Weather stations in Antarctica shattered records Friday as the region neared autumn. The two-mile high (3,234 meters) Concordia station was at 10 degrees, which is about 70 degrees warmer than average, while the even higher Vostok station hit a shade above 0 degrees.
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AFP Photo
Published on Mar 22, 2022 08:26 AM IST
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Lenin in Antarctica: Is this the loneliest statue in the world?

A plastic bust of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the USSR, oriented so that his face looks towards Moscow, was installed in the heart of Antarctica in 1958. It stands there still, but few visitors ever make it this far inland.
 (Wikimedia Commons)
(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 07:00 PM IST

Covid-19 hits research base in Antarctica, 9 unvaccinated staff evacuated

  • They had been in Antarctica since before the start of Argentina's vaccination campaign in 2021, and were due to travel to the capital to be jabbed.
Nine members of the Argentine base La Esperanza, in Antarctica, had to be evacuated to Buenos Aires due to an outbreak of Covid-19.(AFP / File)
Nine members of the Argentine base La Esperanza, in Antarctica, had to be evacuated to Buenos Aires due to an outbreak of Covid-19.(AFP / File)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 10:53 AM IST
AFP |

Invasive species, growing human activity threatens Antarctica's ecosystems

Antarctica is getting busier, with new research stations, rebuilding and more tourism activities planned. Our challenge is to keep it pristine under this growing human activity and climate change threat.
An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica(Reuters)
An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica(Reuters)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 02:29 PM IST
PTI | , Hobart, Australia

Hole in ozone layer over Southern Hemisphere now larger than Antarctica

  • Earth’s protective ozone layer depletes and forms a hole over the South pole every Spring due to the human-made chemicals.
European Space Agency (ESA) shows a map of the ozone hole over the South Pole on 16 September 2021.(AP)
European Space Agency (ESA) shows a map of the ozone hole over the South Pole on 16 September 2021.(AP)
Published on Sep 17, 2021 05:54 PM IST
By | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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