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Geography in the News: The Races to the Pole

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM  and Maps.com A little more than 100 years ago, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. While the feat was an amazing story in itself, the races that preceded it to reach the southernmost point on the Earth are even more fascinating—and heartbreaking.…

Expedition Antarctica: South Pole Bound

By Christine Dell’Amore Christine Dell’Amore is participating in a National Science Foundation media trip to report on scientists conducting polar research near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. I never thought I’d dig military planes. But here I am, in my second cockpit in the space of two days, chatting up the pilot about the age of the…

South Pole Science: Tracking Neutrinos

By Christine Dell’Amore Christine Dell’Amore is participating in a National Science Foundation media trip to report on scientists conducting polar research near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The South Pole is an extreme place by any measure–the miles-thick ice sheet sits at an altitude of almost 10,000 feet (3,000 meters), and winter temperatures plummet to about -100…

Expedition Antarctica: Gearing Up

By Christine Dell’Amore Christine Dell’Amore is participating in a National Science Foundation media trip to report on scientists conducting polar research near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. After 20 hours of transit from D.C. to Christchurch, New Zealand, I’m just one more flight away from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, where I’m going as part of a National Science…