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TRAVEL-SVALBARD/
RTR3544W
July 20, 2012
Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard, June 1, 2012. The Svalbard archipelago on Europe's...
Svalbard, Norway
Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard
Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard, June 1, 2012. The Svalbard archipelago on Europe's northern edge is probably the remotest and wildest place in the Arctic with regularly scheduled flights, so get there quick before the crowds discover its crystal clear waters, glaciers and wildlife. Picture taken June 1, 2012. To match story TRAVEL-SVALBARD/ REUTERS/Balazs Koranyi (NORWAY - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY)
AUSTRALIA/
RTR2N85I
June 03, 2011
Sculptor Mark Coreth prepares to start carving an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney June...
Sydney, Australia
A sculptor prepares to start carving an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney
Sculptor Mark Coreth prepares to start carving an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney June 3, 2011. The ice polar bear will gradually melt as people are encouraged to touch and feel the melting ice, which symbolise the plight of polar bears in the Arctic where melting ice caps are threatening their survival. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
AUSTRALIA/
RTR2N85G
June 03, 2011
Sculptor Mark Coreth (R) works on the carving of an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney...
Sydney, Australia
A sculptor works on carving an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney
Sculptor Mark Coreth (R) works on the carving of an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney June 3, 2011. The ice polar bear will gradually melt as people are encouraged to touch and feel the melting ice, which symbolise the plight of polar bears in the Arctic where melting ice caps are threatening their survival. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
AUSTRALIA/
RTR2N85C
June 03, 2011
Sculptor Mark Coreth works on the carving of an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney June...
Sydney, Australia
A sculptor works on the carving of an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney
Sculptor Mark Coreth works on the carving of an ice polar bear at Circular Quay in central Sydney June 3, 2011. The ice polar bear will gradually melt as people are encouraged to touch and feel the melting ice, which symbolise the plight of polar bears in the Arctic where melting ice caps are threatening their survival. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F1BO
June 11, 2010
The remains of an abandoned house damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
The remains of an abandoned house damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F1BB
June 11, 2010
The remains of an abandoned house damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
The remains of an abandoned house damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F1B5
June 11, 2010
The remains of abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
The remains of abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F1B3
June 11, 2010
A resident talks near abandoned houses damaged by erosion on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory...
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
A resident talks near abandoned houses damaged by erosion on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F1A0
June 11, 2010
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F19T
June 11, 2010
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F19B
June 11, 2010
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/
RTR2F195
June 11, 2010
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in...
GRAND-LAHOU, Cote D'Ivoire
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast
Abandoned houses damaged by erosion are seen on a beach in Grand-Lahou on the southern Ivory Coast in this picture taken June 8, 2010. When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves. In populated coastal West Africa, rising sea levels linked to the melting of the polar ice caps are conspiring with coastal erosion to slowly submerge communities. Picture taken June 8. To match Feature CLIMATE/UN-WESTAFRICA/ REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
ANTARCTICA/TOURISM
RTXBIOA
February 12, 2009
A young elephant seal sleeps amid chunks of ice on a beach at Lagoon Island, Antarctica, January 17,...
None, Antarctica
To match feature ANTARCTICA/TOURISM
A young elephant seal sleeps amid chunks of ice on a beach at Lagoon Island, Antarctica, January 17, 2009. Economic downturn is curbing tourism to Antarctica in a respite to a long-term surge that environmentalists want to cap to avert damage to the world's last big wilderness. Picture taken January 17, 2009. To match feature ANTARCTICA/TOURISM REUTERS/Alister Doyle (ANTARCTICA)
ANTARCTICA/GLACIER
RTR23GK7
January 16, 2009
A mountain is reflected in a bay that used to be covered by the Sheldon glacier on the Antarctic peninsula,...
Antarctica
Mountain is reflected in a bay that used to be covered by the Sheldon glacier on the Antarctic peninsula...
A mountain is reflected in a bay that used to be covered by the Sheldon glacier on the Antarctic peninsula, January 14, 2009. The glacier has shrunk by about 2 km since 1989, probably because of global warming. Picture taken January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Alister Doyle (ANTARCTICA)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63FI
May 23, 2008
A monitor displays the launch and landing time for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the mission control...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
A monitor displays the launch and landing time for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the mission control...
A monitor displays the launch and landing time for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the mission control room at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63FF
May 23, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory data specialist Von Petrovich works in the mission control room for NASA's...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory data specialist Von Petrovich works in the mission control room for NASA's...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory data specialist Von Petrovich works in the mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63F8
May 23, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63F6
May 23, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63EH
May 23, 2008
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena...
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63ED
May 23, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Barry Goldstein, project manager for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Barry Goldstein, project manager for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander,...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Barry Goldstein, project manager for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, is interviewed in the mission control room at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63E2
May 23, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE-MARS/
RTX63DT
May 23, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control room for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is seen at JPL in Pasadena, California May 23, 2008. A new chapter in Mars exploration opens on Sunday when a small robotic probe jets down to the planet's arctic circle to learn if ice beneath its surface ever had the right chemistry to support life, mission managers said on Thursday. NASA approved the mission, known as Phoenix, after the Mars orbiter Odyssey found ice surrounding the polar caps in 2002. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SPACE MARS
RTR1IE1H
October 16, 2006
This image is a composite mosaic of four polar views of Mars, taken at midnight, 6 a.m., noon, and 6...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image released by NASA
This image is a composite mosaic of four polar views of Mars, taken at midnight, 6 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. local Martian time taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft and released October 16, 2006. This is possible because during summer the sun is always shining in the polar region. It shows the mostly water-ice perennial cap (white area), sitting atop the north polar layered materials (light tan immediately adjacent to the ice), and the dark circumpolar dunes.
FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY REUTERS/NASA/JPL/MSSS/Handout
SPACE IMAGE
RTR1G7PX
August 08, 2006
A view of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew travelling toward the Moon December 7, 1972 is shown...
Los Angeles, USA
View of the Earth taken by Apollo 17 crew
A view of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew travelling toward the Moon December 7, 1972 is shown in this undated NASA handout. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the southern hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula can be seen at the northeastern edge of Africa. The large island off the coast of Africa is the Malagasy Republic. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the northeast. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY REUTERS/NASA/Handout
MARS
RTXNAA8
February 25, 2005
European Space Agency scientists think that there was and could even still be life on Mars and want a...
None
European Space Agency scientists think that there was and could even still be life on Mars and want .....
European Space Agency scientists think that there was and could even still be life on Mars and want a new European mission to the red planet to take samples, a conference heard on Friday, February 25, 2005 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.This hand out image taken from the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft shows the Martian north polar ice cap with layers of water, ice and dust for the first time in perspective view. This image shows cliffs which are almost two kilometres high, and the dark material in the caldera-like structures and dune fields could be volcanic ash. (CREDIT : REUTERS/European Space Agency/HO)
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MARS
RTROE90
February 25, 2005
European Space Agency scientists think that there was and could even still be life on Mars and want a...
Noordwijk, Netherlands
Hand out image shows the Martian north polar ice cap with layers of water, ice and dust.
European Space Agency scientists think that there was and could even still be life on Mars and want a new European mission to the red planet to take samples, a conference heard on Friday, February 25, 2005 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.This hand out image taken from the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft shows the Martian north polar ice cap with layers of water, ice and dust for the first time in perspective view. This image shows cliffs which are almost two kilometres high, and the dark material in the caldera-like structures and dune fields could be volcanic ash. REUTERS/European Space Agency/HO DBP
ARGENTINA CLIMATE CHANGE
RTRI9YA
December 15, 2004
Demonstrators dance Tango in rubber boots at the 10th International Convention on Climate Change in Buenos...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Demonstrators dance Tango in rubber boots at the 10th International Convention on Climate Change ...
Demonstrators dance Tango in rubber boots at the 10th International Convention on Climate Change in Buenos Aires. World Wildlife Fund activists dance a Tango in rubber boots, as another one plays the accordion, in a child pool symbolizing rising sea levels, a consequence of climate change, during a demonstration at the 10th International Convention on Climate Change, in Buenos Aires December 15, 2004. Environmental organizations aim to attract the attention on the damaging effects climate change has on people and places around the world, as scientists predict the rise in temperatures will accelerate melting glaciers and polar ice caps, leading to a rise in sea levels and extreme weather like heat waves. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
ARGENTINA CLIMATE CHANGE
RTRI27Z
December 12, 2004
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in an urban runn near the venue of the 10th International...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in urban run in Buenos Aires.
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in an urban runn near the venue of the 10th International Convention on Climate Change, in Buenos Aires December 12, 2004. Environmental organizations aim to attract the attention on the damaging effects climate change has on people and places around the world, as scientists predict the rise in temperatures will accelerate melting glaciers and polar ice caps, leading to a rise in sea levels and extreme weather like heat waves. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian EM/HB
ARGENTINA CLIMATE CHANGE
RTRI26S
December 12, 2004
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in an urban runn near the venue of the 10th International...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in urban run in Buenos Aires.
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in an urban runn near the venue of the 10th International Convention on Climate Change, in Buenos Aires December 12, 2004. Environmental organizations aim to attract the attention on the damaging effects climate change has on people and places around the world, as scientists predict the rise in temperatures will accelerate melting glaciers and polar ice caps, leading to a rise in sea levels and extreme weather like heat waves. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian EM/HB
ARGENTINA CLIMATE CHANGE
RTRI26B
December 12, 2004
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in an urban runn near the venue of the 10th International...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in urban run in Buenos Aires.
Environmental activists dressed as frogmen participate in an urban runn near the venue of the 10th International Convention on Climate Change, in Buenos Aires December 12, 2004. Environmental organizations aim to attract the attention on the damaging effects climate change has on people and places around the world, as scientists predict the rise in temperatures will accelerate melting glaciers and polar ice caps, leading to a rise in sea levels and extreme weather like heat waves. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian EM/HB
UTILITIES LAWSUIT
RTR71QU
July 21, 2004
New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer points to images of the polar ice caps at a press conference...
UNITED STATES
ATTORNEYS GENERAL ANNOUNCE LAWSUIT AGAINST POWER COMPANIES.
New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer points to images of the polar ice caps at a press conference in New York on July 21, 2004 held to announce that eight states, as well as the city of New York, had sued five U.S. power companies, contending that there power plants are responsible for 10 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming. REUTERS/Peter Morgan PM
ANTARCTICA TOURISM
RTRM0PB
February 18, 1999
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-ANTARCTICA-TOURISM - UNDATED FILE PHOTO - A Chinstrap Pengiun on Half Moon...
Half Moon Island, multiple countries
BC-ANTARCTICA-TOURISM.
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-ANTARCTICA-TOURISM - UNDATED FILE PHOTO - A Chinstrap Pengiun on Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands, off the Antarctic peninsula. The island is a popular landing site for many of the ships that will carry some 10,000 tourists to the frozen continent this summer season, the highest number yet, raising concerns about the potential damage of increasing tourism.

PA/JDP
ANTARCTICA
RTRLDLJ
January 27, 1999
A mother Skua guards her chick on a rocky outcrop among ice at McMurdo Bay, in Antarctica January 28....
Mcmurdo Sound, Antartica
A MOTHER SKUA GUARDS HER CHICK IN ANTARCTICA.
A mother Skua guards her chick on a rocky outcrop among ice at McMurdo Bay, in Antarctica January 28. These scavenger birds live in some of the harshest conditions on earth and have a wingspans of more than three feet. They can even be found hundreds of miles from the coast high up and on the polar ice cap.

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MARS
RTXHM1H
March 20, 1997
These images NASA released March 20 show the sharpest views of Mars ever taken from Earth, and were obtained...
These images NASA released March 20 show the sharpest views of Mars ever taken from Earth, and were .....
These images NASA released March 20 show the sharpest views of Mars ever taken from Earth, and were obtained by the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. The photo was taken with the Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 on March 10 1997, just before Mars opposition, when the red planet made one of its closest passes to the Earth, at a distance of about 60 million miles or 100 million kms. The images show Mars during the transition between spring and summer in the northern hemisphere, with the north polar carbon dioxide frost (dryice) cap evaporating, revealing the much smaller permanant water ice cap.
MARS
RTXGFFQ
November 04, 1996
A Texas-sized dust storm has been swirling around the Martian north pole for months, as shown in these...
None
A Texas-sized dust storm has been swirling around the Martian north pole for months, as shown in the.....
A Texas-sized dust storm has been swirling around the Martian north pole for months, as shown in these images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope September 18 and October 15, 1996, and released by NASA November 4. The storm is about 600 miles across and was probably a result of large temparature differences between polar ice and the dark regions to the south, which are heated by the springtime sun. Scientists believe it to be the first time that one of Mars' famous dust storms has been located near the receding north polar ice cap. The presence of water on Mars, even in polar ice, is significant to the inquiry on whether life might have existed on the planet.
CLINTON ANTARCTICA
RTRR32Q
December 05, 1975
FILE PHOTO FROM 5DEC75 - U.S. President Bill Clinton authorized the release of Cold War spy satellite...
Washington, USA
RELEASED COLD WAR PHOTOS OF ANTARCTICA.
FILE PHOTO FROM 5DEC75 - U.S. President Bill Clinton authorized the release of Cold War spy satellite images of Antarctica September 15 to help scientists gauge the effects of the depleted ozone layer and global warming on the polar ice cap. This image, taken December 5, 1975, is of the eastern end of Lake Bonney and vicinity in the Taylor Valley.

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