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Of ice and men

Of ice and men

This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.

Iced over … Murdochs told to cool their heels … is Fairfax a good investment? …

Iced over … Murdochs told to cool their heels … is Fairfax a good investment? …

Is the Larsen C iceberg the size of Delaware? Hawaii? Northern New South Wales?

Frigid relations threaten to sink Antarctic conservation efforts

Frigid relations threaten to sink Antarctic conservation efforts

An international commission is set to decide on increased protections for the marine environment around Antarctica later this week. But freelance writer Karl Mathiesen says realpolitik could undermine the commission itself.

Labor’s leadership ballot good for democracy

Labor’s leadership ballot good for democracy

Crikey readers talk the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic, the ALP leadership ballot and whether we are all a bit too cynical.

An enduring gateway at the ice end of the world

An enduring gateway at the ice end of the world

Antarctica's international runway was only meant to be a temporary solution to the challenge of pitting engineering against Earth's most extreme conditions. Now it's melting, writes journalist Jo Chandler.

Antarctic melt alarm as scientists find ‘very unusual’ warming

Antarctic melt alarm as scientists find ‘very unusual’ warming

Scientists have drilled 364 metres into Antarctic ice to complete the first ever comprehensive temperature record -- finding proof of "very unusual" and dramatic warming, reports Simon Copland of ANU.

Coalition’s delight on unreleased Thomson report

Coalition’s delight on unreleased Thomson report

Not publicly releasing the report by Fair Work Australia into financial shenanigans at the Hospital Services Union is a wonderful result for the federal Opposition.

Flying gets slushy in Antarctica

Flying gets slushy in Antarctica

For a second season the Wilkins blue ice runway in Australian Antarctic territory is closed due to warm conditions. Well, comparatively warm. Crikey's aviation journalist Ben Sandilands discusses landing planes in the coldest place on Earth.

China stamps all over Antarctica

China stamps all over Antarctica

China has come out and said what other countries have previously not dared: they want to mine the natural resources of Antarctica. Can the Antarctic Treaty hold or will China flex its muscles like it did in Copenhagen?

A flotilla of icebergs descending on New Zealand

A flotilla of icebergs descending on New Zealand

Yet another flotilla of icebergs is making good speed toward the south-eastern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It may make for an incredible spectacle, but it also poses a significant hazard to shipping in the area.