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  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice.
  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer
    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...

    Volcanic heat helped Antarctic life survive the ice age

    Volcanic heat helped Antarctic life survive the ice age
    If an ice age is coming and you are a lichen in Antarctica, you better hope you live near a volcano. A new study suggests organisms native to the South Pole survived ice ages by huddling in pockets of warmth created by the heat of underground volcanoes....

    Fancy footwork! These huddling penguins do the wave to stay warm

    Fancy footwork! These huddling penguins do the wave to stay warm
    If you’re in stop-and-go traffic in Los Angeles, you’re probably pretty unhappy about it. If you’re a male penguin balancing an egg on your feet in the freezing Antarctic, that traffic jam is probably keeping you alive. Scientists...

    A Grand Canyon buried beneath the ice! (Yes, another one.)

    A Grand Canyon buried beneath the ice! (Yes, another one.)
    Researchers have discovered a massive trench buried beneath the Antarctic ice -- a valley deeper than the Grand Canyon. It's so deep that, in spite of several miles of ice, it can be seen from space. The news comes from British scientists, including...