Kerry becomes America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Nov 12, 2016

Kerry becomes America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday became the highest-ranking U.S. government official to visit Antarctica, citing the global risks of climate change and the importance of taking aggressive action to counter it. An ardent champion in the fight against climate change, Kerry’s historic ...

Kerry to become America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Nov 5, 2016

Kerry to become America's first top diplomat to visit Antarctica

John Kerry, an ardent champion of the fight against climate change, will become the first top U.S. diplomat to visit Antarctica, where the world’s largest protected marine reserve was just created. The State Department announced Friday the itinerary for Kerry in what will be ...

Japanese icebreaker rescues stranded Aussie Antarctic researchers

Mar 7, 2016

Japanese icebreaker rescues stranded Aussie Antarctic researchers

The Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker Shirase has rescued 66 expedition members from Australia’s Mawson research station in Antarctica, the Australian government said Monday. The Shirase is now on its way to a different Australian Antarctic research base, some 2,300 km away, where the rescued ...