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January 20, 2016

In 2015, there were a record-breaking number of Noble Titles and Knighthoods bestowed upon Westarctica's friends and supporters.  Fourteen peers were added to the Hereditary Nobility and twenty Knights of the Snowflake were dubbed into the Order.  In honor of our cheri...

October 12, 2015

According to a recent audit by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of the Inspector General of the US Antarctic Program (USAP), scientists at an American research base in Antarctica are abusing alcohol to an alarming degree, and may begin to be subject to br...

May 8, 2015

International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) members have agreed that, for the 2015-16 season, they will not allow the recreational use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the coastal areas of Antarctica.

The agreement was made at IAATO’s 26th Annual...

April 22, 2015

 Prince Albert II of Monaco is a well-known figure when it comes to environmental issues.

 

His Serene Highness has done a lot to create awareness about Climate Change and its impact on Antarctica. The Prince became the first head of state to tour the Antarctic region in...

April 17, 2015

On April 11th, a delegation from Westarctica attended MicroCon 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The conference was the first-ever North American gathering of unrecognized nations.  As the first of its kind, the event drew massive interest from the international press, wit...

March 31, 2015

As a champion of environmental causes, former First Lady, United States Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has long been a friend of Antarctica.

 

 

During her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, Clinton urged tighter controls on tourism in Antarctica to pre...

March 16, 2015

A hundred years from now, humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and thus set in motion more than 10 feet of sea level rise.  It appears that 2015 will be the year we rea...

February 28, 2015

Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice sheets slowly thaw, water pours into the sea — 130 billion tons of ice (118 billion metric tons) per year for the past decade, according to NASA satellite calculations. That's th...

February 14, 2015

Officials negotiating a sweeping global pact on climate change watered down a draft of the agreement this week in an effort to include the conflicting priorities of a broad range of countries.  The bloated text, now 86 pages long, means officials from around the world...

February 5, 2015

Next week, 45-year-old Pugh will complete the first of five Antarctic swims wearing nothing but a pair of Speedos in waters where temperatures are expected to be around -1.7 degrees Celsius, the coldest saltwater can become before freezing.

 

Why? Well, Pugh is the U...

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