STORM TRACKER Lots of Ice
A few of weeks ago in this space, I mentioned that the sea-ice extent around Antarctica was near record levels, but came just short of surpasses the satellite era highest extent. That all changed as t... Posted on 10/15/12 at 7:18 AM
After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years — a lake that may hold life from the distant past and clues to the search for life on other planets. "It's a meeting with the unknown," a researcher said.
Reaching the end of the Earth has become almost routine these days: One hundred years after Norway's Roald Amundsen beat Britain's R.F. Scott to the South Pole, more than 30 teams are trying for it this year.
Minnesota-based explorer Ann Bancroft and her polar trekking partner Liv Arnesen of Norway will be hitting the ice again, leading a 2012 expedition with six other women from six continents on an 800-mile, 80-day ski trek to the South Pole.
Third-place winner goes to UND student Where do you learn best? In one video, a college student attempting to study is driven to "Distraction." In another, In another, a student answers the question musically. And in a third, a UND student submits that learning is best experienced in a hands-on, outside-the-glass fashion.
Open the article to view the top three videos in the contest.
An entire winter’s worth of snow fell last month, the sun still can’t manage to work a full 8-to-5 shift, the year’s most bone-chilling days loom ahead, the roads are perpetually slick as a car salesman and, when all this finally lifts, pretty much every area river is ripe to bust its banks.
The Mars spacesuit designed by UND is going to Antarctica for testing because Antarctica is a lot like Mars. But first, they’re testing it at UND because North Dakota is a lot like Antarctica at this time of year.
For the first time in 20 years, all six members of the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition -- the dog-sled trek across Antarctica led by Minnesota adventurer Will Steger -- have joined together for a 20th-anniversary reunion of the record-setting 1990 feat.
University of Minnesota Duluth geological sciences professor John Goodge is set to embark on his 11th trip to the frozen continent this month. He, along with four others, will continue research on the geology of Antarctica buried beneath thousands of miles of ice.
A conservation group's boat had its bow sheared off and was taking on water today after it collided with a Japanese whaling ship in the frigid waters of Antarctica, the group said. The boat's six crew members were safely rescued.
The 64-year-old Will Steger began by telling about his first expedition, a boat journey with his brother down the Mississippi River to New Orleans and back. “I was 15,” he said, and you could sense more than a few of the students starting to make plans.
Arctic explorer visits GF, Valley Middle School More than 400 students streamed into the gymnasium Monday at Valley Middle School to hear renowned polar explorer Will Steger talk about his polar huskies and about sleeping on ice and “showering” in the snow of Antarctica.
Changes in Arctic deeply trouble polar explorer Will Steger. “Eyewitness to Climate Change Tour” is making three stops in North Dakota: Grand Forks on Monday, Fargo on Tuesday and Bismarck on Wednesday.
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