This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.
Is the Larsen C iceberg the size of Delaware? Hawaii? Northern New South Wales?
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.
Crikey readers talk the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic, the ALP leadership ballot and whether we are all a bit too cynical.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.