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Joint Norwegian-U.S. Traverse of East Antarctica to the South Pole Readied for November

10/29/2007 Seven tons of scientific equipment and provisions arrived at Norway's Troll Station in late October to support a joint scientific crossing that will study the ice sheet's role in global climate regulation More

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

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

NSF-funded Educational DVD to Explore Adelie Penguin Biology, Polar Ecology and Penguins' Response to Climate Change

10/2/2007 Preview a soon-to-be released educational DVD that will take audiences on a virtual journey to Antarctica. The material will be aligned with national science standards for use with elementary, middle- and high-school curriculums. More