January 15, 2009
Today I visited the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, a U.S. research facility at the bottom of the Earth. I learned about the science that goes on there, saw how its waste management system works,...
January 14, 2009
The Dry Valleys are an ancient, unique, and fragile ecosystem. It remains largely pristine thanks to an Environmental Code of Conduct initiated by a nine-country panel in 1995.
January 13, 2009
For many, the word "Antarctica" brings vast ice-covered fields to min
January 12, 2009
The weather was a bit better today, and our helicopter was cleared to c
January 11, 2009
I was scheduled to depart for an overnight stay at Lake Hoare field camp today, but snowfall and poor visibility boomeranged the helicopter shortly after lift-off. So I perused books, maps, and...
January 10, 2009
I returned to the Waste Barn today in the early afternoon at James's suggestio
January 9, 2009
A couple of posts ago I described how McMurdo residents sort their trash into
January 8, 2009
Hello again, I'm back and online at McMurdo after having completed the Field Safety Training Program's Snowcraft 1, popularly known as Happy Camper School. It's a survival training course required...
January 4, 2009
One of the first things you notice on arriving at McMurdo are the multitudinous recycling
January 3, 2009
This was my first full day at McMurdo Station, here on the southern tip of Ross