"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill flew to Russia’s Bellingshausen scientific station on the Island of Waterloo from Chile. The Patriarch’s spokesman
Patriarch Kirill, visiting Antarctica for the first time, has been to the continent’s only Russian Orthodox Church. Invited by the Russian Antarctic
Tributes have poured in for the British explorer Henry Worsley who has died after falling ill just 50 km short of attempting to become the first
Muscle fiber usage went into fast-twitch overdrive for some 50 competitors who recently braved the chilling sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic
One of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica is under threat, thinning dramatically on both sides, its surface and beneath. The ice shelf is called
According to scientists, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet contains enough ice to cause a rise of between three to four metres in global sea levels
When you are a polar explorer, you have a different set of reference points for good weather and bad. As we prepare to start recording our Skype chat
Four years, two expeditions and one robot. That’s what it took for a multinational group of scientists to create what they claim is the first ever
Giant glaciers in Western Antarctica are melting at an “unstoppable” rate that could cause global sea levels to rise far quicker than previously
Tokyo is disappointed. Conservationists are delighted.
These are the two contrasting reactions after the highest UN court ordered Japan to stop
Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer
Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and
A Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker trapped in Antarctic ice have finally broken free after being stuck for several days.
A crack in the ice
The United States has sent a heavy icebreaker to help free a Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker gripped by Antarctic ice. The American assistance
The Chinese icebreaker that attempted to free a trapped Russian research vessel off Antarctica has also become stranded.
Seventy-four people were
All 52 tourists and scientists on board a Russian research ship stuck in the Antarctic have now been rescued.
A Chinese helicopter picked them up
The evacuation of passengers from a Russian research ship stuck in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve is finally underway.
A Chinese helicopter is
It can be lonely stranded in one of the coldest and remotest places on earth. The Australian ice-breaker Aurora failed in its rescue mission as the
A helicopter is set to rescue 52 passengers and four crew members on a Russian ship stranded in the Antarctic after earlier attempts to free them
A ship stuck in ice near Antarctica is waiting for a second rescue attempt, after a Chinese icebreaker failed to free it.
The ‘Snow Dragon’ was
A Chinese icebreaker on its way to rescue a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has itself been stalled by thick ice – and forced to turn back.