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Ice caps live-blogging human history

/ Jun 14, 2018

Ice caps live-blogging human history

by Faye Flam

At the dawn of the 20th century, when the first humans set foot on Antarctica's seemingly pristine ice cap, pollution had beaten them there. Lead and other heavy metals quickly amassed in the ice in 1888 and beyond, leaving a record of the industrial revolution. ...

Icebreaker Shirase leaves for another voyage to Antarctica

Nov 13, 2017

Icebreaker Shirase leaves for another voyage to Antarctica

The icebreaker Shirase, operated by the Maritime Self-Defense Force, left Tokyo's Harumi pier bound for Antarctica on Sunday. Most members of the 59th Antarctic expedition team will board the ship in Australia on Nov. 28. The Shirase will carry a total of about 180 crew ...