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  Antarctic rescue: Helicopter starts operation  An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. A Chinese helicopter arriv... 52 passengers trapped in Antarctica to be rescued be helicopter Spirits strong among passengers on ship stuck in ice Helicopter rescue for ice-bound ship Akademik Shokalskiy  Most of the 74 people aboard a Russian research ship stuck in the frozen Antarctic may be airlifted out, Russia said on Monday Weather halts Antarctic ship rescue   Rescue boat still trying to reach trapped ship in Antarctica  An Australian icebreaker ship Aurora Australis is moving closer to the Russian-flagged vessel and was expected to break through early Monday... New rescue bid for Antarctic ship Icebreaker rescue ship stuck in Antarctic ice   South Pole weather has stymied a rescue by a Chinese ship trying to reach an expedition vessel trapped for the past four days in frozen seas Trapped Antarctic ship to get help Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica Map of Dumont D%27Urville Antarctica
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B. 2016-06-30 'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole Antarctica
C. 2016-06-22 South Pole rescue flight of 2 sick American workers arrives in Chile Punta Arenas, Chile
3. 2016-03-30 'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise Antarctica
E. 2016-01-12 Canadian pilot dies after falling into Antarctic crevasse Davis Station, Antarctica
5. 2014-05-19 Antarctica's ice losses double Antarctica
6. 2014-05-12 'Nothing can stop glaciers' retreat'
2014-01-07 Antarctic ships escape from ice trap Antarctica
I. 2014-01-04 Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica Antarctica

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All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice
'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole  Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal   South Pole rescue flight of 2 sick American workers arrives in Chile Map of Punta Arenas Chile  A plane carrying two ailing passengers from the South Pole arrives safely in Chile late Wednesday 'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise  Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica Aurora Australis: Antarctica icebreaker passengers rescued   Thirty-seven people stranded on Australia's flagship icebreaker, which ran aground in Antarctica, have been rescued, authorities said Canadian pilot dies after falling into Antarctic crevasse   62-year-old David Wood, a helicopter pilot, has died at an Australian Antarctic base a day after falling into an icy crevasse Antarctica's ice losses double  Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed 'Nothing can stop glaciers' retreat'   Key glaciers in West Antarctica are in an irreversible retreat, a study team led by the US space agency (Nasa) says   Antarctic ships escape from ice trap  The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese icebreaker Xue Long have broken free from ice where they had been stranded Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica  A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home Map of Casey Station Antarctica  An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'


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  The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck
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  After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker.    The Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shoka...

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  The polar expedition ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard, got trapped in ice and is waiting for other ships for ice-breaking
Nov.12 Vast iceberg poses risk to shipping  Latest images show several kilometres of water between the iceberg, estimated to be about 700 sq km, and the glacier that spawned the block Aug.29 Largest ice sheet 'vulnerable' Apr.1   Melt 'causes Antarctic sea ice rise'  Climate change is expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience Jan.23 Antarctic search for missing plane

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Jul.12 Japan 'to continue' Antarctic whaling
Feb.17 Japan to bring whaling boats home  Japan has stopped its annual Antarctic whale hunt before the end of the season; harassment by US activists had made it impossible

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Dec.12   S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing
  A fishing vessel sank in frigid ocean waters about 1,000 nautical miles north of McMurdo Station. Aat least 20 were rescued Oct.30 Antarctic copter crash kills four French
Sep.13 New Zealand rescues American

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Nov.25 Massive icebergs heading to New Zealand


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Dec.4   Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice


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Nov.23   Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
  More than 150 passengers and crew aboard Norwegian cruise ship MS Nord Norge have been rescued to safety


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Sep.21 Ill worker flown from South Pole

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Apr.25 Ailing doctor arrives in station
Apr.23 Rescue plane lands in Antarctica



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Canadian pilot dies after falling into Antarctic crevasse   62-year-old David Wood, a helicopter pilot, has died at an Australian Antarctic base a day after falling into an icy crevasse Antarctic search for missing plane Antarctic copter crash kills four French Japan 'to continue' Antarctic whaling Japan to bring whaling boats home  Japan has stopped its annual Antarctic whale hunt before the end of the season; harassment by US activists had made it impossible   South Pole rescue flight of 2 sick American workers arrives in Chile Map of Punta Arenas Chile  A plane carrying two ailing passengers from the South Pole arrives safely in Chile late Wednesday Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica  A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice




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  After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker.    The Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shoka...
Jan.1 52 passengers trapped in Antarctica to be rescued be helicopter 2013 Dec.30 Helicopter rescue for ice-bound ship Akademik Shokalskiy  Most of the 74 people aboard a Russian research ship stuck in the frozen Antarctic may be airlifted out, Russia said on Monday 2010 Sep.13 New Zealand rescues American 2003 Sep.21 Ill worker flown from South Pole 2001 Apr.25 Ailing doctor arrives in station Apr.23 Rescue plane lands in Antarctica



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2016 Feb.25 Aurora Australis: Antarctica icebreaker passengers rescued   Thirty-seven people stranded on Australia's flagship icebreaker, which ran aground in Antarctica, have been rescued, authorities said 2014 Jan.7   Antarctic ships escape from ice trap
  The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese icebreaker Xue Long have broken free from ice where they had been stranded Jan.4 Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home
Map of Casey Station Antarctica  An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home Jan.3 Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
  The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck
Jan.1   Antarctic rescue: Helicopter starts operation  An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. A Chinese helicopter arriv... 2013 Dec.31 Spirits strong among passengers on ship stuck in ice
Dec.29 Weather halts Antarctic ship rescue Dec.29   Rescue boat still trying to reach trapped ship in Antarctica  An Australian icebreaker ship Aurora Australis is moving closer to the Russian-flagged vessel and was expected to break through early Monday... Dec.28 New rescue bid for Antarctic ship Dec.27 Icebreaker rescue ship stuck in Antarctic ice   South Pole weather has stymied a rescue by a Chinese ship trying to reach an expedition vessel trapped for the past four days in frozen seas Dec.26 Trapped Antarctic ship to get help Dec.25 Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica Map of Dumont D%27Urville Antarctica
  The polar expedition ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard, got trapped in ice and is waiting for other ships for ice-breaking
Nov.12 Vast iceberg poses risk to shipping  Latest images show several kilometres of water between the iceberg, estimated to be about 700 sq km, and the glacier that spawned the block 2010 Dec.12 S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing  A fishing vessel sank in frigid ocean waters about 1,000 nautical miles north of McMurdo Station. Aat least 20 were rescued 2008 Dec.4 Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice
2007 Nov.23 Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
  More than 150 passengers and crew aboard Norwegian cruise ship MS Nord Norge have been rescued to safety




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2016 Mar.30 'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise  Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica 2014 May.19 Antarctica's ice losses double  Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed May.12 'Nothing can stop glaciers' retreat'   Key glaciers in West Antarctica are in an irreversible retreat, a study team led by the US space agency (Nasa) says 2013 Aug.29 Largest ice sheet 'vulnerable'
Apr.1 Melt 'causes Antarctic sea ice rise'  Climate change is expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience