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Video Lecture, Conferences and Web Sites Trace History of Polar Science and Exploration

10/26/2007 These resources focus on significant historical milestones in the scientific exploration of the Polar regions--largely outside the IPY framework--emphasizing U.S. contributions to the international history of polar exploration and science. More

Smithsonian Institution Publishes Proceedings of International Polar Diving Workshop

10/17/2007 The Smithsonian Institution has announced the release of the Proceedings of the 2007 International Polar Diving Workshop, an IPY contribution from the polar scientific diving community. More

Updated 2006 "State of the Arctic" Report: Report Card Finds Warming Continues But Climate-Change Signals Mixed

10/16/2007 According to the Arctic Report Card 2007, overall warming of the Arctic system continued, though some elements are stabilizing or returning to climatological norms. These mixed tendencies show the sensitivity and complexity of the Arctic system. More

Installation of Antarctic Work in Florida by Cuban-American Artist Xavier Cortada Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

10/12/2007 Florida's Secretary of State has announced an installation in the Capitol rotunda of art produced by Cortada under the auspices of NSF's Antarctic Artists & Writers Program. More

Explorers Club Honors Five Federal Researchers for their Contributions to Climate Research

10/9/2007 Five scientists whose research is supported by the federal government or who are employed by federal agencies received the Lowell Thomas Award from the New York-based Explorers Club on Oct. 18 for their work at the frontiers of climate research More