Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200mm (8in) along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89.2°C (−128.6°F), though the average for the third quarter (the coldest part of the year) is −63°C (−81°F). There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades. Vegetation, where it occurs, is tundra.
In 1993, Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is a guide at an Antarctica research base under contract with the National Science Foundation. UCLA professor, Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), arrives at the base. He presses Shepard to take him to Mount Melbourne to attempt to find a rare meteorite from the planet Mercury. Shepard does so, ignoring his own intuition, which tells him it is too late in the season to complete such a treacherous route, and decides that the only way to get to Mount Melbourne is by dog sled.
Scientists have confirmed that a species of moss discovered in Antarctica by Indian scientists in 2017 is indeed a new species ... Greening is turning Antarctica rapidly into a more ... Antarctica has long been thought of as a "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to global warming.
However, since the treaty was negotiated in a very different era and there have been a number of environmental, resource and geopolitical disputes related to Antarctica in recent decades, it begs the question ... The most important provision of the treaty is Article IV, which effectively seeks to neutralise territorial sovereignty in Antarctica.
After months of leaks, EA and DICE have, at long last, officially unveiled�Battlefield 2042.�Though we won’t be seeing actual gameplay until the Xbox E3 presser on June 13, quite a few details on the shooter have still been revealed ...MAPS ... Breakaway is set in Antarctica, and has plenty of mountain ranges, mining facilities, and frozen tundras ... .
When I told a friend of mine, an editor whose advice I value dearly, that I planned to visit Antarctica for this book, he said, “What for? Why don’t you just rely on the diaries?” I didn’t know how to answer ... I was one of more than fifty thousand people to visit Antarctica in the austral summer of 2018–19.
... proposed initiatives, discussion and decision-making will center on not only a commitment to conserve Antarctica as an uncharted, pristine and unowned territory, but also feature aspirations for wealth creation in tourism and fishing, and the potential for mining exploration.".
“We were thrilled to have over 300 submissions, which was a nice increase compared to last year,” said Alex Dailey, Young Writers Exposition coordinator ...Following are the winning submissions in this year's exposition. ... By ... Grade. 5 ... In Antarctica the weather was very cold. In Colorado he saw where people mined for gold ... Then I will get mine.
Mapping Territorial Claims in Antarctica... Antarctica ... Interestingly, there is still a large portion of Antarctica that remains unclaimed today ... Thanks to the Antarctic Treaty, there is no mining taking place in Antarctica, and thus far no country has set up a permanent settlement on the continent.
Over 50 million years ago, rainforests teeming with life stretched across the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, including what is now South America, Antarctica and Australia ... Notably, the researchers found extremely similar elongated, blotchy leaf mines on Agathis at all the fossil sites and on multiple living species of the same conifer.
200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction ... While mining is currently banned under the Antarctic Treaty and the days of sealing and whaling are over, Antarctica’s marine living resources are still being exploited to this day.
In the two centuries since, Antarctica has seen a range of commercial, scientific and diplomatic developments ... While mining is currently banned under the Antarctic Treaty and the days of sealing and whaling are over, Antarctica's marine living resources are still being exploited to this day.
In the two centuries since, Antarctica has seen a range of commercial, scientific and diplomatic developments ... While mining is currently banned under the Antarctic Treaty and the days of sealing and whaling are over, Antarctica’s marine living resources are still being exploited to this day.
They agreed to add new momentum to the relations of the two countries in the fields of trade and commerce, agriculture, health and social security, defence, apace, science and technology, energy, mining, culture and education, disaster management and cooperation in Antarctica amongst others," the release said.