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  1. Shipping magnate creates history

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... foreign-registered ship to sail non-stop through the Arctic wastes to Asia. The Hong Kong-registered Nordic Barents, led by a Russian ice-breaking vessel, transported 40,140 tonnes of iron ore concentrate ... there are limitations. The Arctic passage can only be navigated from July to November when enough ice melts for vessels with ice-breaking capabilities to navigate. Tschudi says this prevents the route being ...

  2. Looking beyond the Arctic horizon

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP junior reporter Beatrice Young This summer, 72 students from around the world were selected to take part in an Arctic expedition with a team of renowned scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts. I was chosen as one of the Arctic ambassadors and was awarded two scholarships: one from the East Asia Regional Council of Schools, ...

  3. Interest rising in Arctic route, pioneer says

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Shipping companies and charterers are showing growing interest in using the northern sea route through Arctic waters between Europe and Asia, says ... the Arctic wastes to Asia. Tschudi, who was in Hong Kong late last week on the final leg of a mainland visit to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, said the voyage took 21 days compared with 40 days via ...

  4. Danger awaits scientists in icy wastelands of the Arctic

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... scientist in London in 1937. When he is offered the chance to join a small expedition to the Arctic as communications officer, Jack jumps at the chance. He is lonely in London, and this is a brilliant opportunity to get away from things and rebrand his life. Expectation and excitement are high as the five-man expedition sails to the north of Norway, and into the Arctic land ...

  5. Long-haul travellers

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ellen Whyte The northern half of the Earth has warm summer weather in June and July. In the southern half of the Earth, summer is in December and January. Yet one bird, called the Arctic tern, enjoys summer weather all year long- by travelling from pole to pole. The Arctic tern breeds in the Arctic Circle in June and July. When the cold weather starts in September, the bird ...

  6. Chilled to the bone in ghostly Artic

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... the chance to join a small expedition to the Arctic. He sets sail in a five-man expedition to the north of Norway- the Arctic land of the midnight sun. But at Gruhuken, the frozen isolated bay where they will set up camp, a mysterious force lurks. The long months of the dark Arctic winter are beginning and the freezing ice traps the visitors. The white Arctic wilderness plays a vital part in Dark ...

  7. Taking on oil companies

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Wong Iris Cheng Chi-lan is bubbling with energy. That may come as a surprise, given that the young Greenpeace campaigner is just back from the Arctic- and a prison in chilly ... it prone to possible oil leakage. The oil rig's operation in Arctic waters near the North Atlantic islands has been approved by Greenland's government, but Greenpeace says the company ...

  8. Discovering a new world at the edge of the Earth

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lung-sang of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. 'The Arctic region is a frozen ocean surrounded by land covered mainly by short shrubs, mosses and algae. The warm Atlantic current makes it less cold. The land within the Arctic circle is inhabited by the Inuit people.' Chan, who travelled with the students on both trips, says the recent rise in global ...

  9. Santa and his little melters

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... engine (above) rests on a snowy backdrop because we all know Santa calls the Arctic Circle home. Over the festive period, chef Yuen will use as much as 40-50kg of chocolate a day. ...

  10. Dead Water

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Dead Water by Simon Ings Grove Atlantic (audiobook) Simon Ings' debut, The Weight of Numbers, left one needing to reread it immediately: an intricate puzzle (involving science, slavery, and global politics) that was clever, if cold. Dead Water is more of the same, comprising interconnected narratives that goes from the Arctic in 1928 to India in 1996 ...




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